Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - Solo[source]

    <title>Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - Solo</title>
    <description>My recording of the solo from Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train"</description>
    <category>Music recording</category>
    <series order="19">2022 music project</series>
    After <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzy_Osbourne">Ozzy Osbourne</a>
    got fired from <em>Black Sabbath</em> for somehow doing too many drugs
    for a rock star, he formed his own band, which eventually was just named
    after himself after everyone else told him "no puns" (originally the new
    band was to be <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em>). Legend has it that all Ozzy
    needed to hear from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoads">Randy
    Rhoads</a> during his audition was a warm-up, after which he exclaimed,
    "You've got the job." Unfortunately Ozzy doesn't remember any of this and
    many of the claims of when Randy and Ozzy actually met are disputed, but it
    makes for a good story.
    <em>Crazy Train</em> was the 2nd track on the first record that Ozzy
    and Randy recorded, 
    <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_of_Ozz"><em>Blizzard of Ozz</em></a> 
    (Ozzy was not a man to be denied his puns, apparently). The introduction, main riff and
    solo are all equally iconic in their own ways. It's amazing to me that this was
    released in 1980 for how incredibly influential and pervasive it was.
    The solo is only 16 bars long but full of unique hammer-on/pull-off
    techniques, tapping licks, legato passages and just generally rad
    stuff. It definitely deserves its status as one of the greatest rock
    solos of all time.
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        <em>Crazy Train</em> solo from Ozzy Osbourne's 1981 album
        <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em>
    Here's me trying my best.
        Cover of Randy Rhoads' iconic solo from <em>Crazy Train</em>
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