I have always been a pretty big fan of Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary singer. Have been an admirer and fan for years. I even liked his TV show, “The Osbournes” when it aired on MTV a while back. Ozzy is a talented and interesting man even if you can’t understand what he’s saying most of the time. A lot of people would make assumptions that he’s into Satan worship and all of this dark stuff but he’s not like that at all. Once you get to know the guy a little better, you’ll notice right away that he just a regular guy and a family man. You’ll notice he’s not that intimidating at all. I’ve read and seen too many interviews with Ozzy over the years and even read his rock memoir, “I Am Ozzy”. So yes, I think you can safely say that I’m a pretty big Ozzy fanatic.
I finally listened to all of Ozzy’s work. I listened to all 9 albums he did with Black Sabbath and I listened to all 11 solo albums he did. I enjoyed everything, of course but what are my favorite albums he did?
Well my favorite Sabbath albums he did would have to be: (self titled debut), Paranoid, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Vol. 4 and their latest album, “13”.
As for Ozzy’s solo albums: I’m gonna say the three Randy Rhoads albums for sure “Blizzard of Ozz”, “Diary of a Madman” and “Bark at the Moon” are classic albums indeed. Plus the Ozzy & Randy live album, “Tribute” is golden as well. I do like a few other Ozzy solo albums but nothing will ever top the Rhoads era. As for other eras of Ozzy’s solo career… I’m gonna have to pick: “No More Tears”, “Ozzmosis” and “Black Rain” being the best. His latest album, “Scream” was just okay.
Ozzy’s a freakin’ legend, though.
When will Ozzy ever release a new solo album? I think he will soon once he finishes the new tour with Sabbath then he’ll move on to his solo career again, I’m sure. I would one day like to meet the guy in person… would be cool.