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GZR - Ohmwork
By Kevin Wierzbicki

Terry is really a fine name. I mean it; Terry is cool! But it’s not much of a rock’n’roll name and neither is its more formal version, Terence. Terence just seems a bit stuffy for a musician. “I say, Terence, jolly good bass playing, old boy.” So it should come as no surprise that young Terence Butler would take the stage name, “Geezer.” Now over thirty-five years later, Geezer is a geezer and he has begun the process of removing the Cougar from his Mellencamp, wishing to be known from now on as Terence “Geezer” Butler. Now here is a man, who as the long-running bass player for Black Sabbath, had to stand in the background and watch Ozzy Osbourne shake his confused arse. I say let the man call himself whatever he wants. As it is, it won’t be long before the Geez trades in his bass for a cello and starts playing chamber music.

Clark Brown is the singer for GZR, Geezer Butler’s side band. Pedro Howse(Crazy Angel) plays guitar while Chad Smith(Anacrusis, London Calling, Pavlov's Dog) helps Butler hold down the bottom end. Howse is a  fellow Brits but Brown and Smith are American. “Misfit” kicks off Ohmwork with an update of Ronnie James Dio-era Sabbath with a little nu-metal shouting mixed in. From there on out the record references lots of classic and newer metal heroes; “Pardon My Depression” has Howse riffing like Satriani while on “Prisoner 103” Brown uses the gruff sing-song vocal style popularized by Rob Zombie. “I Believe” is a Zeppelin-esque nod to old school but “Pull the String” dovetails perfectly into the formulaic nu-metal blasting from radios today. Clearly these guys aren’t trying to find their own sound or leave a legacy---GZR probably won’t be around a few years from now. What they are trying to do, and succeed at, is prove that old Terry still has a little ass left to kick. Don’t say goodbye to Geezer just yet. 

CD Info 

GZR - Ohmwork
Label: Sanctuary
Release Date: 5-10-05
Pardon My Depression
Prisoner 103
I Believe
Aural Sects
Pull the String
Dogs of Whore
Don’t You Know
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