Re: Ozzy Osbourne Discussion
Oh, by no means am I saying Zakk's work with Ozzy is superior to Randy's...
I just get tired of the standard "Ozzy was nothing... Then Randy came along.. And every other guitar player since are all equally irrelevant" bullshit that is repeated ad nauseum since forever....
That's pretty much how I feel about the Jake E. Lee-era. Ozzy's IMAGE became a parody of himself, but the music was still right on pure, straight-forward Ozzy. Bark & Sin were basically just extensions of Blizzard & Diary, simply without Randy.
So hey let's forget them completely, other than a couple songs that the fans keep annoying us to play. One of Ozzy's biggest hits, literally like right beside Crazy Train, was off of Sin.
What's a sad shame is that because Ozzy started dressing in sequins, tons of flashy Paul Stanley-inspired color, doing cheese-tastic videos.... the music was lost.
Videos and image don't music music. Music makes music, and on that accord Bark & Sin kicked ass. Those two, along with Tears are the only Ozzy albums I can literally listen to from start-to-finish, and never once ever be bored, or have a single skippable track.