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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ozzy Osbourne: "Speak of the Devil" (1982) Full 80 Min Film

This awesome film is a must-see for all Ozzy fans! Ozzy Osbourne "Speak Of The Devil" is an entire concert filmed back in 1982. This is the same concert that was aired on MTV in the same year. 

Unlike the Ozzy Osbourne CD "Speak Of The Devil" (which is Ozzy's band performing all Black Sabbath songs) this film is Ozzy's band performing songs from his first two solo albums, "Blizzard Of Ozz", and "Diary Of A Madman" plus 3 Black Sabbath songs. This concert was filmed just months after the horrible, tragic death of Ozzy's guitarist and great friend Randy Rhoads during the "Diary Of A Madman" tour.

The very talented lead guitarist Brad Gillis was kind enough to join Ozzy and help him finish the tour and record "Speak Of The Devil". 

The musicians in Ozzy's band at this time are some of the best in the business. Along with the aforementioned Brad Gillis are Rudy Sarzo on bass, Don Airey on keyboards, and the phenomenal Tommy Aldridge on drums. There is a section near the middle of the concert where Ozzy goes off stage and lets the musicians do their stuff. A sweet little instrumental jam between the 4 musicians, as well as an awesome guitar solo by Brad Gillis and an absolutely killer drum solo by the great Tommy Aldridge.

Ozzy has been through so much pain over the course of his life and the death of his friend Randy could have really pushed him over the edge. But clearly in this film, Ozzy is having fun on stage and really getting the crowd to have fun with him, which he does so very well. If you are a big fan of Ozzy, you will want to watch this video over and over.

1 comment:

  1. This totally ROCKS! Thank you sooo much for posting the entire footage. At first I thought it might be just the opening track "Over the Mountain", now I am glued to my seat, joint in hand, and I am ready to enjoy the ride!

    I sure wish it were Randy playing :( . . . This is still quite awesome though. Thanks again!