Monday, September 20, 2010 - 06:59
as shared by DuaLeaD on Ozzy.com today
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" album! "Blizzard of Ozz" fired the opening salvos of what was destined to become an amazing career and it continues to inspire generations of musicians to this day. Fueled by Ozzy's iconic stage presence/songwriting and Randy Rhoad's groundbreaking Neo-Classical guitar work, it erupted onto the scene as the greatest musical comeback of all time, cemented Ozzy Osbourne's status as a rock legend, and changed the face of metal forever....
The GREATEST musicians are the ones who can get you to visualize what they are playing....
From the screeching "train whistle" bends during "Crazy Train"'s fiery intro,
To the searing pickslide sounding like a train lurching out of the station,
To the mechanical churning of a locamotive on the main verse riff,
To the runaway guitar fill when Ozzy yells, "I'm going off the rails on a crazy train!",
Randy's guitar playing took us places no other guitarist dreamed. His tone and so beautifully designed guitar solos are his legacy. He continues to inspire me as a musician and human being. Randy Rhoads is and always will be THE MASTER....
†RIP Randy Rhoads†
Long may Ozzy reign