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What are your favorites of these songs?

Diary of a Madman
No More Tears
Suicide Solution
The Ultimate Sin
Over the Mountain
Revelation (Mother Earth)
Rock 'n' Roll Rebel
A Shot in the Dark
I Don't Want to Change the World
Perry Mason
Flying High Again
Mr. Crowley
I Just Want You
Centre of Eternity
You Can't Kill Rock and Roll
Road to Nowhere
Killer of Giants
Crazy Train
Believer
Zombie Stomp
I Don't Know
See You on the Other Side
Miracle Man
Bark at the Moon
Mama, I'm Coming Home

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Ozzy Osbourne
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2018, 12:54:24 PM »
When I was 18, our band played Steal Away The Night at a battle of the bands. I loved playing that song.

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« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2018, 12:54:57 PM »
When I was 18, our band played Steal Away The Night at a battle of the bands. I loved playing that song.

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When I was 18, our band played Steal Away The Night at a battle of the bands. I loved playing that song.

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« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2018, 01:41:49 PM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I think it's probably middle of the pack, which means I think it's overrated.  It's an interesting song in that it doesn't really have a true chorus, and I like the "'Cause you feel life's unreal" and "Breaking laws, knocking doors" sections (which feel more like bridges than choruses), but the plodding quarter note feel beat of the verses is monotonous and renders the song as a whole pretty boring.  Of the Randy-era songs in this poll, I'd rank it second to last (only ahead of Believer).  I'd also rank it ahead of I Don't Know, Goodbye to Romance and No Bone Movies and and probably on the same level as Little Dolls and Tonight.

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« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2018, 01:43:29 PM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I think it's probably middle of the pack, which means I think it's overrated.  It's an interesting song in that it doesn't really have a true chorus, and I like the "'Cause you feel life's unreal" and "Breaking laws, knocking doors" sections (which feel more like bridges than choruses), but the plodding quarter note feel beat of the verses is monotonous and renders the song as a whole pretty boring.   

That's a fair analysis.
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« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2018, 10:07:39 PM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I can't go that far, as it is certainly better than Goodbye to Romance, Tonight and probably No Bone Movies, but I definitely don't think it is a notable song at all.  I always figured the song became noteworthy because of the controversy that ensued years later because of the lyrics.

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« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2018, 10:14:48 PM »
I love Goodbye to Romance.  :-[
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Ozzy Osbourne
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2018, 02:58:26 AM »
Diary of a Madman
No More Tears
Mr Crowley
Crazy Train
Bark at the Moon

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« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2018, 06:10:32 AM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I think it's probably middle of the pack, which means I think it's overrated.  It's an interesting song in that it doesn't really have a true chorus, and I like the "'Cause you feel life's unreal" and "Breaking laws, knocking doors" sections (which feel more like bridges than choruses), but the plodding quarter note feel beat of the verses is monotonous and renders the song as a whole pretty boring.  Of the Randy-era songs in this poll, I'd rank it second to last (only ahead of Believer).  I'd also rank it ahead of I Don't Know, Goodbye to Romance and No Bone Movies and and probably on the same level as Little Dolls and Tonight.

You had me until "Tonight".   "Tonight" is to "Suicide Solution" as "Fur Elise" is to "My farts".   "Tonight" is my single favorite Ozzy song ever, and I'm not exactly a casual Ozzy fan (only meaning, I'm considering the whole catalogue, not just a couple of the hit albums).   

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« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2018, 07:35:01 AM »
Anyone like the song S.I.N.? It never really gets talked about but it's definitely a highlight of NMT for me. So damn catchy.

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« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2018, 08:10:58 AM »
You had me until "Tonight".   "Tonight" is to "Suicide Solution" as "Fur Elise" is to "My farts".   "Tonight" is my single favorite Ozzy song ever, and I'm not exactly a casual Ozzy fan (only meaning, I'm considering the whole catalogue, not just a couple of the hit albums).   

Tonight is better than I gave it credit for last night, but being a bottom 3 or 4 song from Blizzard/Diary combined is not shameful at all, although Goodbye to Romance blows (sorry, Adami), and No Bone Movies is about as generic as it gets.

Anyone like the song S.I.N.? It never really gets talked about but it's definitely a highlight of NMT for me. So damn catchy.

I like it, but I don't love it.

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« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2018, 08:12:50 AM »
Yeah, Suicide Solution is pretty generic - I can't believe Ozzy has performed it at almost every show for all these years.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Ozzy Osbourne
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2018, 10:43:28 AM »
Very tough to choose seven.

Suicide Solution
Mr. Crowley
Believer
I Don't Know
Crazy Train
Over The Mountain
Diary Of A Madman

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« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2018, 04:48:16 PM »
Yeah, Suicide Solution is pretty generic - I can't believe Ozzy has performed it at almost every show for all these years.

I listened to "Blizzard" today and I stand by my assessment.   Least favorite song on the record.   The riff is excellent, the solo is excellent, the lyrics are okay, the verses okay, the "bridge/chorus" needs something else, and the "breakdown" is annoying as hell.  BODGE!  FLAPS!   BODGE!  FLAPS!!  I do love the line "Now you live inside a bottle, the reaper's traveling at full throttle", though. 

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« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2018, 12:47:51 PM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I think it's probably middle of the pack, which means I think it's overrated.  It's an interesting song in that it doesn't really have a true chorus, and I like the "'Cause you feel life's unreal" and "Breaking laws, knocking doors" sections (which feel more like bridges than choruses), but the plodding quarter note feel beat of the verses is monotonous and renders the song as a whole pretty boring.  Of the Randy-era songs in this poll, I'd rank it second to last (only ahead of Believer).  I'd also rank it ahead of I Don't Know, Goodbye to Romance and No Bone Movies and and probably on the same level as Little Dolls and Tonight.

You had me until "Tonight".   "Tonight" is to "Suicide Solution" as "Fur Elise" is to "My farts".   "Tonight" is my single favorite Ozzy song ever, and I'm not exactly a casual Ozzy fan (only meaning, I'm considering the whole catalogue, not just a couple of the hit albums).   

I had a feeling you'd jump on this.  For me, Tonight just doesn't do it.  It's a nice song, and as someone else said, being maybe the sixth best song on Diary of a Madman isn't a bad thing.  After reading your comments about the outro guitar solo, I listened to the song and particularly focused on that, but I'd argue that they didn't fade it out soon enough.  It's like the last 1:45 of the song.  Good grief!


Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I can't go that far, as it is certainly better than Goodbye to Romance, Tonight and probably No Bone Movies, but I definitely don't think it is a notable song at all.  I always figured the song became noteworthy because of the controversy that ensued years later because of the lyrics.

I think you're right.  Suicide Solution was "infamous" for the lyrics and the stupid lawsuit.  As a high school kid, it was almost forbidden fruit.  It also got more notoriety (undeserved IMO) for the extended guitar solo on the Tribute album.

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« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
Diary, Revelation, Flying, Crowley, and Believer. Left two spots for S.A.T.O. and Steal Away.
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« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2018, 11:21:16 AM »
Hasn't been talked about much, but am I the only one that thinks "Suicide Solution" is the low point of the Rhoads Years?   I really do not like that song very much at all.

I think it's probably middle of the pack, which means I think it's overrated.  It's an interesting song in that it doesn't really have a true chorus, and I like the "'Cause you feel life's unreal" and "Breaking laws, knocking doors" sections (which feel more like bridges than choruses), but the plodding quarter note feel beat of the verses is monotonous and renders the song as a whole pretty boring.  Of the Randy-era songs in this poll, I'd rank it second to last (only ahead of Believer).  I'd also rank it ahead of I Don't Know, Goodbye to Romance and No Bone Movies and and probably on the same level as Little Dolls and Tonight.

You had me until "Tonight".   "Tonight" is to "Suicide Solution" as "Fur Elise" is to "My farts".   "Tonight" is my single favorite Ozzy song ever, and I'm not exactly a casual Ozzy fan (only meaning, I'm considering the whole catalogue, not just a couple of the hit albums).   

I had a feeling you'd jump on this.  For me, Tonight just doesn't do it.  It's a nice song, and as someone else said, being maybe the sixth best song on Diary of a Madman isn't a bad thing.  After reading your comments about the outro guitar solo, I listened to the song and particularly focused on that, but I'd argue that they didn't fade it out soon enough.  It's like the last 1:45 of the song.  Good grief!

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« Reply #86 on: February 13, 2018, 10:04:59 PM »
Crazy Train might be my least favorite Heavy Metal song ever.

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« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2018, 12:34:06 PM »
Hasnít been mentioned yet here, but I love me some Secret Loser.
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« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2018, 12:46:56 PM »
Crazy Train might be my least favorite Heavy Metal song ever.

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Guess you just had to be there. Now that it's used to start football games and sell minivans to soccermoms it's lost most of its appeal to me. In 1981 it was the end of the motherfucking world, though. For me it came out just at the right time for BoO to be one of my formative albums.
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« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2018, 12:57:34 PM »
^Yeah, that.  It was a beast of a song.  And, if you can listen to it objectively and forget how "mainstream" it has become, it still is.  It's just hard to shake the baggage.  But that's the thing about the passage of time.  All the "rebellious" ones that listened to it back when it was fresh, cutting edge, and scary ARE the soccer moms and grandparents of today.
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« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2018, 01:06:57 PM »
^Yeah, that.  It was a beast of a song.  And, if you can listen to it objectively and forget how "mainstream" it has become, it still is.  It's just hard to shake the baggage.  But that's the thing about the passage of time.  All the "rebellious" ones that listened to it back when it was fresh, cutting edge, and scary ARE the soccer moms and grandparents of today.
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« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2018, 01:11:21 PM »
^Yeah, that.  It was a beast of a song.  And, if you can listen to it objectively and forget how "mainstream" it has become, it still is.  It's just hard to shake the baggage.  But that's the thing about the passage of time.  All the "rebellious" ones that listened to it back when it was fresh, cutting edge, and scary ARE the soccer moms and grandparents of today.
There were bands that to see live I had to cross picket lines of Bible thumpers waiving crosses and teling us we're condemned to hell. Those same bands play in the background at Safeway when I buy groceries now. Sammy Hagar and The Scorpions are Muzak now.
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« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »
Crazy Train might be my least favorite Heavy Metal song ever.

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Guess you just had to be there. Now that it's used to start football games and sell minivans to soccermoms it's lost most of its appeal to me. In 1981 it was the end of the motherfucking world, though. For me it came out just at the right time for BoO to be one of my formative albums.

This for sure (as well as Bosk's comments).  When I was in my first band in 1987, this was a mandatory cover song, and I meticulously learned Bob Daisley's part as transcribed in Guitar for the Practicing Musician.  The anticipation of the intro, waiting for that MONSTER riff to start.  The fact that a goofy major chord progression with a "horsey" feel worked in a metal song.  The pre-chorus and chorus about mental wounds driving Ozzy insane.  One of the best 16 bar guitar solos ever.  I only wished our drummer had a vibraslap for the intro!

Even though it's become overplayed and overused, I still appreciate and enjoy it for what it was at the time.

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« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
^Yeah, that.  It was a beast of a song.  And, if you can listen to it objectively and forget how "mainstream" it has become, it still is.  It's just hard to shake the baggage.  But that's the thing about the passage of time.  All the "rebellious" ones that listened to it back when it was fresh, cutting edge, and scary ARE the soccer moms and grandparents of today.
There were bands that to see live I had to cross picket lines of Bible thumpers waiving crosses and teling us we're condemned to hell. Those same bands play in the background at Safeway when I buy groceries now. Sammy Hagar and The Scorpions are Muzak now.

This.  Outside the New Haven Coliseum (where I saw Maiden open for Priest, and where more of the harder "metal" shows played, whereas Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond played the Hartford Civic Center) there was always a guy wearing robes like Jesus and carrying a large wooden cross, and he had his "helpers" handing out  pamphlets.   I must've been at the show where he showed up first, because the first time I saw him he stood under what was a massive (like four stories) escalator and I can remember the beer raining down on them.   He didn't stand there any time I saw him after that.  :)

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« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2018, 03:22:46 PM »
I only wished our drummer had a vibraslap for the intro!

I hear you.  When we used to play it, we didn't have one either.  Then when we started doing Short Skirt, Long Jacket, our drummer insisted on getting one and wearing it out on that song.  :lol
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« Reply #95 on: February 14, 2018, 03:32:16 PM »
Whoa, these posts are great. And you're right, actually: I guess I had to be there. A lot of my dislike for the song comes from how overplayed it is.

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« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2018, 03:35:12 PM »
I never get sick of hearing Crazy Train.
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« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2018, 03:49:57 PM »
Whoa, these posts are great. And you're right, actually: I guess I had to be there. A lot of my dislike for the song comes from how overplayed it is.

You have no idea.  It's not just the co-opting of the music.   I remember when Ozzy and Gene Simmons were dangerous and scary as shit.   Now?  They're caricatures of themselves, what with the reality TV and all that nonsense.     There was a time when there was no video, no social media, no nothing.  All you saw of your favorite bands was what was on the album cover (which wasn't much; think "Vol. 4") and if you got to see them live.  There was MYSTERY.   Now?  You know how big Ozzy's cock is, you know what he has for breakfast, you know whether his post-nasal drip is acting up... it's too much.

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« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2018, 04:06:00 PM »
Whoa, these posts are great. And you're right, actually: I guess I had to be there. A lot of my dislike for the song comes from how overplayed it is.

You have no idea.  It's not just the co-opting of the music.   I remember when Ozzy and Gene Simmons were dangerous and scary as shit.   Now?  They're caricatures of themselves, what with the reality TV and all that nonsense.     There was a time when there was no video, no social media, no nothing.  All you saw of your favorite bands was what was on the album cover (which wasn't much; think "Vol. 4") and if you got to see them live.  There was MYSTERY.   Now?  You know how big Ozzy's cock is, you know what he has for breakfast, you know whether his post-nasal drip is acting up... it's too much.

Speak for yourself, sir!

Seriously, though, this is right on point.  Thirty-five years ago, these people weren't human.  They were larger than life.  Motley Crue was going to kidnap your children, rape your daughters and train your sons to commit satanic ritual sacrifices.  In the late 1980s, I got a job with a law firm as a file clerk.  At some point, the Southern California legal newspaper (The Daily Journal) published an article talking about how awful heavy metal music was.  I'm sure it referenced the Ozzy and Judas Priest lawsuits.  I was incensed by the stupidity in the article and almost wrote a letter to the editor (which I suppose was the closest thing to social media in those days).  Good times!