Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on His 1st Acid Trip: ‘Can’t you see? I’m a skeleton!’

Metal Hammer:

Happy birthday to Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler – born on this day in 1949.

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When was the first time you felt like a rock star?

Geezer Butler:

Not exactly a ‘rock star’, but the first time we did a tour around England with our own cars. We played in Nottingham, it was the first time we had our own transport and we all arrived one by one in the dressing room and there was an ounce of hash that someone had left in there, which really made the night for us. That, and then we played all the songs from the first album, and everyone went mad for them, so it really felt like we had made it.

What’s been your worst experience on drugs?

Probably when I took my first acid. It was actually enough for four people, but I didn’t know, and we had a gig the next day. I thought I was a skeleton, I got in the van and they all went ‘What’s wrong with you?’ I said, ‘Can’t you see? I’m a skeleton!’ We were driving along and there was a park on the side of us with all these flowers in it, and I thought the flowers were trying to get into the van.

I went onstage and thought it was on a boat and the crowd were waves. It was horrendous. I was watching my hand playing the songs and I thought it wasn’t connected to my body. Scary.

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