Again, amen brother.
I love Ozzy! I grew through some of my shitty-est times with Ozzy. No joke. With "Blizzard of Oz"
I was trying to take my own life with songs like "Suicide Solution"
. I gained personal hope with the album "Speak of the Devil"
because of the coded messages that I decoded across the front, inside and back covers of the album, it gave me a sense of alignment with Ozzy and what he was feeling at the time of Randy Rhodes death. Ya twisted, but in the end it kept me going. This was also the only album to feature Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) playing guitar in place of the recently deceased Randy Rhodes. When the album "Bark at the Moon"
came out I was going through rehab and actually got out in time to go see Ozzy with Motley Crue "Shout At the Devel"
tour in 1984.
Ozzy has transcended the years for me and I've appreciated his creative excursions. By far the one song that touches me more than any other is his duet with Kelly when they sang "Changes"
. I've told my daughter this is going to be the one song that must be a part of any ceremony in which I give her away. She may choose to never be given away, in which case I guess they'll play this at my funeral. Regardless it's a simple song which brings out strong emotions and for some reason I can't ever get enough of it, or enough of Ozzy.