HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to ALL you hard Rockin’ Mama’s out there in the KILO Nation!!! Tonight it’s all about YOU in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ.
“Revelation (Mother Earth)” is a track off of Blizzard of Ozz, the debut solo by Ozzy, released in September 1980 in the UK and in March 1981 in the US. The album was Ozzy’s first release following his 1979 firing from Black Sabbath. The track itself deals with the “Ultimate Mother” our very own Mother Earth and the environmental damage caused to her by us, the human race! It also shows an apocalyptic vision taken straight from the Bible’s” Book of Revelation” from which the song borrows part of it’s title.
“Dee” is a 50-second classical guitar interlude from the album Blizzard of Ozz, that was written by Randy Rhoads in tribute to his mother Delores. Randy’s unique style of playing was formed from his classical guitar influences, which were definitely encouraged by his mother, since “Randy basically grew up in her Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, CA.”
“Mama, I’m Coming Home” is the third song on Ozzy’s ’91 album No More Tears. The power ballad is about his estranged wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, whom he nicknames “Mama”, and his return to her following his imminent retirement tour. The song was co-written by guitarist Zakk Wylde, multi-platinum producer/engineer Tom Fletcher and long-time friend Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. Lemmy also provided the lyrics for “Hellraiser”, “Desire”, and “I Don’t Want to Change the World” on the album.