• 05-23-2007, 08:19 PM
    Mr Peabody
    Anyone have Ozzy's Black Rain yet?
    Yesterday our Rock station had a syndicated Ozzy special to introduce and play some of the new Ozzy album Black Rain. I was listening at work on a piece of crap radio but my first impression is some of the songs are very good, especially the music. Zack put some killer guitar down on this album. I don't know if I'm getting older, or Ozzy is, but my tolerance for his voice has gone down a great deal. And sometimes I get the feeling that he just went back to his older albums and cherry picked lyrics and pieced them together for this one. I came away with a positive feeling overall though because this is the first music from Ozzy that has gotten my attention since the song No More Tears, and as a whole this album rarely gets played. As far as buying Black Rain the jury is still out. The fact that the music is so good though has me interested in checking out some Black Label Society again, or, maybe I should just buy the Black Rain....

    Help me
  • 05-24-2007, 04:02 AM
    likeitloud
    Black Rain, Will be released worldwide this Friday 5/25, The first single you heard was
    "Over the top" I believe, it's getting major air play in my area. I've been waiting for a new
    studio release from Ozzy for awhile, No More Tears, gets alot of play here, it's one of
    my favorite Ozzy discs. Zakk Wilde is, of course one of the great players in the last
    15 years or so, reading interviews of his, a great student of Van Halen/Rhodes/Vai,
    and it shines through in his licks. Black Label Society is a band I've just recently
    gotten into, Great guitar work, but, man, Zakks voice, got get past that, although
    his last disc, it sounded much better, maybe taking lessons from Ozzy. I'll have a
    copy of Black Rain the minute its on the shelves, and pass on some thoughts.
  • 05-24-2007, 04:03 PM
    Mr Peabody
    Diary of A Madman is still my all time favorite Ozzy.
  • 05-27-2007, 06:38 PM
    likeitloud
    Got my hands on Black Rain today, and it's pretty good. Recorded with Ozzy's touring
    band; Zakk Wilde, Guitar, Mike Bordin, Drums, Ex Rob Zombie bassist Rob Nicholson,
    it's a driving, Hard rock CD that fits Ozzy's style to a T. Vocals are in fine form, as usual,
    and Wilde's guitar work is also stellar, all in all, a good addition to any Rock library.

    :23: :thumbsup:
  • 05-29-2007, 05:27 AM
    likeitloud
    Agreed, Laying off the Drugs/Booze, has got to have something to do with it. The guitar
    solos are also worth the $ for the disc alone. I had a few non-ozzy fans over the weekend,
    and even they were digging it, atleast no one requested any elton john this time, sheesh.
  • 05-29-2007, 05:32 PM
    Dave_G
    I need to get this one. Supposedly it is a "sober" recording. His last cd was weak (the tribute one where he did covers) and was just blah.

    Still tho he rocks and one of my favorites is his recent live dvd filmed in Japan.

    Sheer assult. Zaak is incredible. Hell, the whole band hammers it HARD.

    Dave
  • 05-30-2007, 05:48 AM
    likeitloud
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dave_G
    I need to get this one. Supposedly it is a "sober" recording. His last cd was weak (the tribute one where he did covers) and was just blah.

    Still tho he rocks and one of my favorites is his recent live dvd filmed in Japan.

    Sheer assult. Zaak is incredible. Hell, the whole band hammers it HARD.

    Dave

    Agreed, not a fan of cover tunes for the most part. Ozzy made a statement with this
    It seems...Hey I'm still here, I think with Metal/Hard Rock rearing it's head again,
    he had to get involved. I listened to it again last night, and Zakk's playing, unreal.