TRACE THE ROOTS OF OZZY OSBOURNE WITH KILO’S OWN BOBBY OZ SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS AT 9PM!
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel” is a song from Ozzy’s third studio album, Bark at the Moon released on 15 November 1983. The album features former Mickey Ratt and Rough Cutt guitarist Jake E. Lee, who replaced guitarist the late great Randy Rhoads who had been killed a year earlier in a plane crash. This version was recorded live in Salt Lake City, Utah back in 1984. (This was the very first Ozzy tour that I ever saw. And I was hooked for life! ~ Bobby Oz)
“Breakin’ All the Rules” was one of the three singles released off of 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked, Ozzy’s fifth studio album. No Rest for the Wicked is the recording debut of lead guitarist Zakk Wylde. After parting ways with Jake E. Lee in 1987, Osbourne received a demo tape from Wylde while working at a gas station and later hired him. Bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley made his return to Ozzy’s band after the two had a falling out in 1985. Once the album’s recording was complete, Daisley was once again out, replaced by Ozzy’s former Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler for subsequent promotional tours.
“Supernaut” is the fifth song off Vol. 4, Black Sabbath’s fourth studio album released in September 1972. Frank Zappa once identified the song as one of his all time favorites. The late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham also claimed it was one if his favorite songs by Black Sabbath!
“Road to Nowhere” is the final song on No More Tears, Ozzy’s sixth studio album released in September 1991. This is a reflection on Ozzy’s life. He had just gone sober after over 20 years of drug and alcohol abuse.
“Suicide Solution” is a song off Ozzy’s 1980 debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz. Guitarist Randy Rhoads composed the main riff of the song and bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley wrote the lyrics. Ozzy said in 1991 that the song was about the alcohol-related death of AC/DC’s Bon Scott in 1980, but Daisley revealed in 2002 that he had Ozzy himself in mind when he wrote the lyrics.
On January 12, 1986, a lawsuit against Ozzy was filed by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who committed suicide allegedly after listening to the song. The plaintiffs, however, failed to prove that Ozzy had any responsibility for the teenager’s death.
“Hand of Doom” is the sixth song on Black Sabbath’s second album Paranoid, released in 1970. The lyrics were written by Geezer Butler while the music was written by the four members. The song was conceived after the band had observed a growing number of US soldiers arriving in England in the late 1960’s from the Vietnam War with severe drug addictions. It’s about them taking drugs to forget the atrocities of war, only to see it catch up with them and slowly destroy them from the inside.
At a time when heavy metal forefather Ozzy Osbourne was struggling with sobriety and working with a new production team, he released one of the most successful albums of his solo career! ‘No More Tears’ which featured blazing performances by guitarist Zakk Wylde and four songs co-written by Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, came out on Sept. 17, 1991.
Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their own musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972, coming up with an amalgam of classic heavy riffing, a growing sense of melody and even some touches of progressive rock. ‘Vol. 4’ released in September 1972, endures as a classic today – even though it was almost derailed by the band’s growing substance abuse. Black Sabbath had never been shy about advertising their fondness for drugs, even recording an homage to marijuana titled “Sweet Leaf” on the previous LP. But the band had taken a dive into cocaine by ’72, and the effects of the drug informed many aspects of the new album, especially in the lyrics. Many of the album’s lyrics seemingly derive from the paranoid delusions of cocaine abuse, while the Sabbath classic “Snowblind” is an open celebration of the drug that the group intended as the title song of the album until their nervous record company intervened.
This Tuesday ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ turns 36! With the original release of the album on Sept. 20, 1980, Ozzy Osbourne initiated one of the most improbable career comebacks in rock history, silencing scores of unbelievers who felt the former Black Sabbath singer could never make it on his own. Instead, an instant classic was born! ‘Blizzard’ is the first of two studio albums Ozzy recorded with guitar prodigy Randy Rhoads. His iconic riffs and masterful shredding turned him into a living legend! Tracks such as ‘Crazy Train,’ ‘Mr. Crowley’ and ‘Suicide Solution’ solidified him as one of, if not the best, metal guitarist of his time … OH, and Ozzy’s vocals are pretty awesome too!
Ozzy performed both “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley” live on the After Hours TV show in Rochester, NY in 1981.
Tomorrow, September 18th, Black Sabbath’s iconic 2nd studio album ‘Paranoid’ turns 46. It contains several of the band’s signature songs and is often regarded as one of the most quintessential and influential albums in heavy metal history! Tonight at 9 I will highlight a couple of important tracks from it.
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid/Iron Man Promotional Video from 1970
Metallica & Ozzy TOGETHER! Taken from the 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Tonight at 9 I am serving up more of those KILO Staff picks with tracks that were chosen by our very own Ox and Hatcher!
This one coming off of Black Sabbath’s 2nd studio album ‘Paranoid’ released back in 1970 was chosen by Ox.
And this one picked by Hatcher is from Vol. 4, the fourth studio album by Sabbath, dropped back in ’72.
Tonight at 9 I talk with Mike Odd the manager for MAC SABBATH who will be playing the Black Sheep this Thursday, September 15th. Get your tickets to the show by clicking HERE.
… OR listen to win in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
Tonight at 9 it’s all about Ozzy’s infidelities in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
This song is about prostitutes that Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler saw in Florida while they were there recording the Technical Ecstasy album. (Sharon recently claimed that Ozzy has been screwing around on her for years with loads of dirty women)
This one is all about porn addiciton. (Ozzy revealed he is undergoing “intense therapy for his sex addiction)
Tonight at 9 I am giving you a Zakk Wylde Concert Cool Down in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
Here’s the original song and video off of Zakk Wylde’s – Book of Shadows II in stores now.