Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Rock and Roll Rebel....

Ozzy Osbourne has been a great disapointment for me. There was a time when I thought Black Sabbaths music to be so profound: Speaking in real terms of Heaven and Hell. The lyrics suggest a dark and wicked world where the forces of evil conspire to bring down the good in everyone.... and here we are, puny humans blown with the winds caused by bad politicians and greedy businessmen. After Ozzy left, the new Black Sabbath became better known for the lyrics of the now dead Ronnie James Dio, who sang of circles and rings, magic and kings... and other mideviel concepts. Ozzy on the other hand became the rock and roll rebel. His theatrics and drug induces behaviour painted a picture of a man that no one wants to live with... that is excpet his manager/wife. Who profited well from this mans decline. Every time he fell, she rebranded him and sold him yet again. The rock and roll rebel became the Prince of Darkness... or so he was labeled. It is amazing that ozzy still has a career.

His new album is in the news. It's called Scream. He was inspired to put this together from a guy called Robert Latimer, a Canadian found guilty of the murder of his disabled daughter. About it Ozzy says: "To put your child to death is a big decision. I'm not one to go, 'You're wrong, you shouldn't do that,' or 'You did the right thing,' I'm in the middle of the road. I question myself, thinking 'How would I deal with that?' It's a very big decision to make."

Ozzy's anti-suicide song off of his first solo album "Suicide Solution"was misconstrued by two people in seperate cases who thought it promoted suicide and killed themselves. Their parents sued Ozzy, but lost.

I can't say I will be listening to Ozzy's new album. I won't endorse it. Instead I pray that Ozzy will one day open his heart to Jesus. What a day that would be:

Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say
If they knew you believe in God above?
They should realize before they criticize
That God is the only way to love
Lyrics from Afterforever - Black Sabbath 1971


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