December 2, 2020 Playlist

Happy Birthday Ozzy!
OZZY!
"Blizzard Of Ozz" by Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Ozzy Osbourne "Blizzard Of Ozz"  1980 (UK)
Ozzy turned 72 years old this week! I think back in the 1970's a trashy rock magazine did a reader poll asking the question "which rock star will die next?" The obvious winners would of course have been the notorious druggies Keith Richards, Lou Reed & Ozzy Osbourne. Amazingly, Reed lived to the age of 71 and Keith and Ozzy are still around and making music in 2020! Ozzy's most recent album Ordinary Man was released this year and made the Top 5 on album charts all over the world (it even includes a duet with Sir Elton John!) A shy, chubby stutterer with an impenetrable "brummie" accent, John Michael Osbourne is one of the unlikeliest rock superstars of all time. The most pivotal record in his 50-year career was this week's Classic Album: he got kicked out of his legendary band Black Sabbath at the end of the 1970's because of his erratic drug-fueled madness, but he managed to turn his weakness into a strength by becoming the "wildest bad boy in rock" and basically became the "Elvis of metal". Blizzard Of Ozz was his first solo album, and one of only two albums he made with guitarist Randy Rhoads before his tragic death in a plane crash. This record established a new signature sound for Ozzy and 40 years later it is still his best-selling solo album. In fact, it has sold more copies than any Black Sabbath album! Though interesting footnote: the only chart-topping #1 album he's had in either the UK or USA was the final 2013 Sabbath reunion album (which was also the Kosmik Radiation #1 album of 2013).
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

   
Artist Song Album Year Country
Black SabbathChildren Of The GraveMaster Of Reality1971UK
Deep PurpleSpeed KingIn Rock1970UK
Led ZeppelinFour SticksZo-So ("Led Zeppelin IV")1971UK
Mastodon Toe To ToesMedium Rarities (N - compilation)2020 (Reprise)USA
Fuzz
(with Ty Segall)
MirrorFuzz III (N)2020 (In The Red)USA
William Shatner Born Under A Bad Sign (Albert King / Cream)The Blues (N)2020 (Cleopatra)Canada (Quebec)
 
 
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard K.G.L.W.
   --> Automation
   / Minimum Brain Size
KG (N)2020 (Flightless/ATO)Australia
Population II
Introspection la Terre (N)
("To The Earth")
2020 (Castle Face)Canada (Quebec)
All Them Witches
See You Next FallNothing As The Ideal (N)2020 (New West)USA
   
 
Ozzy OsbourneCrazy TrainBlizzard Of Ozz
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1980UK
Ozzy OsbourneNo Bone MoviesBlizzard Of Ozz
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1980UK
Ozzy OsbourneMr. CrowleyBlizzard Of Ozz
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1980UK
Ozzy OsbourneNo More TearsNo More Tears1991UK
Black SabbathFairies Wear BootsParanoid1970UK
   
 
Nitro (R)Freight TrainO.F.R.1989USA
The StoogesLooseFunhouse1970USA
Flower Travellin' BandBlack Sabbath (Black Sabbath)Anywhere1970Japan
SleepThe Druid
   / Evil Gypsy / Soloman's Theme
Sleep's Holy Mountain1993USA
Black SabbathA Hard RoadNever Say Die1978UK
   
 
SuicideFrankie TeardropSuicide1977USA
MRTYU!Bloody BirthOrnate Shroud2009New Zealand
Curved AirWhose Shoulder Are You Looking Over
   --> Over And Above
Phantasmagoria1972UK
   
 
Uriah HeepEasy Livin'Demons & Wizards1972UK
Uriah HeepParadise / The SpellDemons & Wizards1972UK

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