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Dog 3000
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Edited Dec 02, 2009, 20:15
Whatever happened to Rodger Bain?
Dec 02, 2009, 20:13
Doing a bit of research on this fellow and there's hardly anything out there other than lists of albums he produced. Apparently he left the biz around 1976, and doesn't like to talk about it hardly ever. (I figured he was probably DEAD, but apparently still lives in England somewhere!)

Anybody got any PICTURES of this guy from the old days? (I've never seen one!)

What he might be up to post-heavy metal svengali days?


Here's typical of what you can find online:


"Nice recent trivia about Rodger Bain fellas: a well respected and rock-serious journalist friend of mine from uk wanted to interview him for a future issue of Classic Rock uk magazine for an article related to the forthcoming Castle reissues of first 3 (?) Black Sabbath albums w/ unreleased demos from the time; he got his phone number thru common friends but...here's what happened in his words:

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I juts spoke to his wife...he refuses to come to the phone!!!
He won't talk about his production work. He's out of the business and doesn't talk to anyone. How weird is that!
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Well "the encyclopedia of record producers" book ends Bain's entry like this so everything comes full circle
"...Bain's production credits ceased after 1976. (Geezer) Butler says he thinks Bain may have become disillusioned with the business. "I think he got screwed on his royalties like we all did"..."

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