Originally Posted by roadtonowhere08
Ah yes, I heard Ozzy's Ozzmosis single "Perry Mason" on the radio, and I really digged it. I went out and bought Ozzmosis, and the rest is history. My life will never be the same because of that album, and I am eternally grateful.
I remember sitting on the floor in my Aunt's apartment listening to my cousin's LP copy of DIARY OF A MADMAN being totally and completely transfixed. I had never heard of Ozzy Osbourne. I had heard of Black Sabbath, maybe heard a few songs, but I didn't know the connection. I think I was 12 at the time, just discovering this new music they called heavy metal. I'm sure DIARY was pretty new then.. probably within a few months of its release.. I just remember reading along with the lyrics and being totally hypnotized by the voice.
"Over the mountain, take me a across the sky,
Something in my vision, something deep inside.."
I remember going to the mall to buy it, remember when they used to have all the LP's on racks on the walls so you could see the album covers. I still can't believe my parents let me get it. I guess it helped that I was a straight A student. Then I started hearing about the bat biting and all that other stuff, and finding out who Ozzy was and then that of course, led me to Black Sabbath..
the same cousin, a year or so later, turned me onto Iron Maiden's NUMBER OF THE BEAST. Then it was ALL over.. From then on Ozzy and all the other metal bands were second fiddle.. Iron Maiden's music had a power that just held me like none of the other metal bands had. Maybe all those Christians were right about them..
just kidding.. sort of...