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BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 6/16/18

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

“Crazy Babies”, is one of three singles released off of the the ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ album released in September of ’88. It was one of the very first songs that Zakk Wylde and Ozzy ever composed together and it is NOT about crack babies (which yeah, that idiotic description actually circulates around stupid song meaning internet sites) but it is in fact just a just a metaphor used to describe teen rebellion, supposedly inspired by my generation, the 80s and 90s, and the kids who grew up then or something along those lines. Now contrary to popular belief the girls who appear on the album cover and in the video for the song did not include Kelly Osbourne or any of Ozzy’s daughters, they were a pair of twins and some other actresses affectionately nicknamed “The Rats” by the director.

And of course Ozzy has some Crazy Babies himself! Some real wild ones. And not so wild. He has a 6 pack of kids in all. A perfect number of children for the Prince of Darkness!

Ozzy has two daughters and a son with Sharon Arden Osbourne, that of course is Aimee, Kelly and Jack, his most famous three offspring. And he also has one daughter Jessica Osbourne and two sons, Louis John Osbourne and one whom he adopted, Elliot Kingsley Osbourne. All three are from his first marriage to Thelma Riley.

“Children of the Grave” by Black Sabbath is from their 1971 album Master of Reality. The song lyrically continues with the same anti-war themes brought on by “War Pigs” and “Electric Funeral” from Paranoid, adding in Geezer Butler’s pacifist ideals of non-violent civil disobedience. Two previously unreleased versions of this song are released on the deluxe edition of Master of Reality. The first is a version with alternate lyrics, the second an instrumental version.

The song has been featured on several greatest hits and live albums. And of course I took liberties with this one including it solely based on the title and due to the fact that on past Father Days editions I got several requests from you to play it! (So there ya go! You’re welcome!)

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