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Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man ft. Elton John

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posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 08:00 AM
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John on the same record , kind of like a banana and cheese sandwich in my book.

Ordinarily (see what I did there
) I would rip this as melancholy wallowing by someone who should know better but sometimes odd combinations work and as this is Ozzy preparing for his own death I'm willing to cut him some slack because I love the guy and have since the day I was given a copy of Blizzard , it's been a long road and now I watch as my hero fades from this life to join the rock greats at the big gig in the sky.

Alongside Elton are Slash and Duff McKagan ably assisted by Chad Smith on drums.

To be honest I find it a tough listen , not because it's bad but because of what it signifies as the wild man of rock approaches the end of the road.

I know there are many Ozzy fans on ATS so I'd like your opinions on the song.

Pure awesome.
Never an Ordinary Man.

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 08:08 AM
a reply to: gortex

The young girl on TV , at the end of No More Tears , is Kelly when she was young...

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 08:13 AM
Think of so many other farewell songs and that, just a flat Osborne song, empty and hollow.

Compare this

Warren Zevon

And his last song

Just my opinion, Zevon elicited a lot more emotion for me.

edit on 29-2-2020 by Raggedyman because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 08:26 AM
a reply to: gortex

I really liked this song. But Ozzy will never be remembered as an ordinary man in my eyes. He had his own style. I always crank it up when the Oz is a playin.
Thanks for sharing this.

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 09:08 AM
The song is crap...
I love both singers dearly: Black Sabbath, but also his solo work, I love it.
Elton John’s Madman across the water album is one of my favorites all time.

But this song is crap. The voices are so distorted. Terrible.

I will try to forget this song ever happened, it hurts my love for these artists.

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 09:37 AM
Is this a cover of Ordinary Man by Lynard Zeppelin?

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 10:48 AM
a reply to: gortex

I have to agree with Goedhardt on the vocals...I love both Elton and Ozzy but it's time for retirement.

I stayed for the inevitable solo from Slash....that man touches my soul. Nice to hear Duff and Slash together...take me back to that paradise city of '89.


posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 11:49 AM
a reply to: gortex

So heartbreaking to see him going through this.

Was fortunate to have met him many years ago and will remember it always.

posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 01:22 PM
I think its a fabulous farewell song! Sad to see. Time runs out for all eventually.

posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 01:29 PM
Hot off the press , Ozzy has just released this video for Ordinary Man looking back at his life and career through pictures and video from what appears to be his personal archive.

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