The album DP should regret (if they don't already) is Slaves and Masters
, but even that has a few good tracks on it ("Cut Runs Deep" springs immediately to mind).
Agree with this Darth.
Nerdie, I like Garage days, bought it when it came out, it's when I hear James singing Turn The Page that I go uh, what the fork? I really like they're Sab renditions off of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath live. I got it on a mini cd.
As for Technical Ecstasy, if I had to pick one of theirs, that would be it. It does have a couple staple tunes of theirs, Dirty Women, ( the live version on the 78 film is awesome). Shes Gone shows Geezers ability to stretch lyrically.
The problem with the band at this stage,( there were several, drugs didn't work anymore so said Geezer, but Oz & Bill just did more to make up for it, that & the split in direction Oz wanted & the other 3 ignored), was that the Sabs never got the same sort of recognition Zeppelin & the Purps got as songwriters, & so they decided to try & move into more sophisticated lyrical & musical direction, the result was, well you know it as well as I do. You can't really cut the balls of of Sabbath & get away with it.
Having said that, Never Say Die WAS sophisticated, had jazz bits, a horn section, & aside from Geezers most hated Sab track off alltime, Swinging the Chain, it's really a great record.
Oh, & thanks for the show story Sharak, very cool. Always wondered about that. Perhaps Wendy O stole the chainsaw bit.