BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 12/24/17
HO HO HOOOOO … I AM SANTA OZ!!! Come take another ride with me in the crazy sleigh on this Ozzy & Friends Christmas Weekend.
“I Am Santa Claus” is the title track from the second Christmas album by Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, released in November of ’93. And of course it is a pardoy of “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, except for the last ten notes of the prominent guitar riff are replaced with Jingle Bells.
This rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” was recorded by the late great Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio) on bass and Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) on drums. It was featured on the We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year compilation album released in 2008.
“Children of the Sleigh” by Santa Sabbath is off their debut album of the same name that dropped down your chimney back in 2015. Santa Sabbath is a Los Angeles-based Black Sabbath tribute band that re-writes Sabbath classics to ‘celebrate’ the holiday season. They have two other releases available, (2016) Christmas Bloody Christmas and (2017) Santa Sabbath. Check ’em out, not once but twice, online at bandcamp.com or on Facebook. Just search for Santa Sabbath. Do yourself a favor and Give Yourself a Gift Today! Pick up one of their albums that are guaranteed to chase those bah humbug blues away!