OZZY OSBORNE – ” Crazy Train ” Ozzy Listens to the Master Tapes

Posted: January 8, 2017 in MUSIC
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Ozzy Osbourne Hears “Crazy Train” Master Tape For The First Time, And Can’t Believe His Ears | Society Of Rock Videos

It’s hard to imagine there being anything left in the world that could throw Ozzy Osbourne for a loop – I mean once you’ve snorted ants, and youve bitten the head off a bat you’ve pretty much done everything, but on a recent adventure with his son Jack, life threw Ozzy a serious curveball as it landed him in the studio, staring at something he hadn’t seen or heard in years: his “Crazy Train” master tape.

Co-written by Osbourne and the late guitarist Randy Rhoads, “Crazy Train” as a master tape hadn’t been heard by Ozzy since he actually recorded it in 1980. When Jack suggested he take a listen, he refuses and at first you assume it’s because as a rough mix it’s just a little too rough for Ozzy until he opens his mouth to speak and you realize that it’s not a matter of the mix being too rough – it’s a matter of bringing back memories of guitarist and good friend band member Randy Rhoads, who died two years after the song’s release.

Filmed in a small television studio in Rochester, New York during the Spring 1981 Blizzard of Ozz U.S. Tour.

Shaken and more than a little amazed as he listens to the master tape of “Crazy Train” and talks about his relationship with Randy, Ozzy’s trip down memory lane is a bittersweet one, giving fans and his own son an emotionally charged glimpse into parts of himself that no one is allowed to see. It’s clear that for Ozzy, “Crazy Train” isn’t just a song and the memories attached to its recording sessions are some of the fondest of his career

Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. He died in a Plane accident on March 19, 1982 (aged 25) while on tour with Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Oz tour in Florida in 1982. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on the heavy rock scene, is cited as an influence by many guitarists.

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