posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:49 AM
Man a good Ozzy debate. Sweet.
Personally the later ozzy albums featuring perry mason, no more tears, mr tinkertrain are awesome in the sense of how well polished the production
was. Clean, simple, somewhat imaginative. Semi homogenized though in the way that the production values are even across the board on those
The older ozzy, is less layered and raw. It also has more energy and raw emotion behind the songs. Its a toss up.
Its like comparing satrianis old material with his new material. His old stuff boldy imaginative, virtuosity oozing out of every song. His later
stuff. Polished, but lacking that same raw energy. True the production values are better. His playing as solid as ever. But its a shadow of his
Same thing with ozzy i feel.
Heres a good debate who was better randy or zakk. I leave the final score between the two as pretty even with zakk having a slight edge and therefore
the winner. Randy rhodes was a great guitarplayer, but his real.strength was in his composition skills and what that added to the mix. Yes he
could play some tough stuff but really his writting and riffs are where its at. All the best ozzy riffs in my opinion are the randy ones.
On the other hand zakk is a monster. His technical proficiency is far better than randys. He also carries more energy when he plays. Hes just
seething with it. But zakks composition skills are lacking. So randy can write a better song. But anything he could write zakk could play better.
I mean compare zakk playing randys solo in mr Crowley. Zakk clearly plays it better.. compare crazy train. Randys version dry and clean or zakks
version with sauealing pinched harmonics everywhere.
Another good auestion in a battle between guitar players who would win a pinched harmonic contest. zakk or dimebag. Now thats a debate.
Hey you know whats fun to do. As a bassplyr double the lead guitar riff for crazy train pinched harmonics n all when playing the song live. The
listeners goes wtf the guitar player using an octive peddle. Not man folks know the bass can do all those crazy harmonics too.
edit on 10-4-2016 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)