Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz by Rudy Sarzo

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Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz

I certainly couldn’t read I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and not read Rudy Sarzo’s book. If I’m honest though, I don’t think I read either with the intent of learning more about Rudy, or more about Ozzy. I really wanted to learn more about Randy Rhoads. Admitting that feels very strange because musically, I am usually attracted to songs with interesting drums or vocals. I am guilty of fast forwarding over guitar solos. *shudder* Yes, I can hear the collective gasps of horror as those words are read. read more

I Am Ozzy

I Am Ozzy

Don’t I wish! What a lucky guy he is. I mean to be still around, shuffling with such purpose after all of the drugs and alcohol. Duff McKagan should be jealous. Maybe a little?

This was the beginning of my Rock bio binge. I read this book in the early part of September, 2016. If it had been a movie, I would have needed captions to follow along because I find Ozzy difficult to understand, but “his” writing was clear and FUNNY! A little warning though for the faint at heart, skip over the chapter in which he describes working in a slaughter house. I couldn’t get through it – oh, and there’s some other random animal bits that were hard for this animal lover to digest. Otherwise, 👍! read more