Ozzy Osbourne funny mistake on Crazy TrainRodney
When Ozzy Osbourne was kicked out of Black Sabbath, he began to work as a solo artist. His first solo album Blizzard of Ozz came out late in the year. The album received a great response from critics and fans. It sold more than 5 million copies and went 5 times platinum.
The most well known hit on the album is Crazy Train. The song is written by Ozzy, guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Bob Daisley.
Daisley spoke about the recording of Crazy Train, He recalled: “So, we’re doing Crazy Train and all of a sudden, we’re doing the first line, so I’m playing the intro, the beginning of the intro, the whole riff, and [Ozzy] goes ‘Oi!’ He goes: ‘I’m kind of laughing, leave it on there,’ because you can keep everything, basically.”
The well known shout is heard in the first few seconds of the song and it’s probably the most iconic part. Daisley added “So I leave it on there and he sings the first line, and he said: ‘How was it?’ I said: ‘Good, Ozzy, now double it.’ So coming from the beginning of the song again, and he hears this ‘Oi,’ and he goes ‘Oi’ after it, so we start laughing, and then we decide to put one more on there.”
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All aboard the crazy train
Daisley said “So he goes: ‘Oi, oi, oi,’ so it was a mistake, actually. He was supposed to double the ‘Oi’. But he didn’t, and then we added another one to make it not seem like a mistake.”
Daisley continued “If you hear it with that ping-pong echo left-right, then it’s a remix for sure because I didn’t do that. That’s what I’m trying to work out because I heard that today. It wasn’t loud enough to tell whether it’s the original or not, I’m really not sure. It would be interesting to find out.”
In a recent appearance on BBC Radio 2 Ozzy was reminiscing about old times talking about the legend that is Lemmy Kilmister.
“My rock god is Lemmy Kilmister. Lemmy was a guy – he shot from the hip every time. ‘That sucks,’ or, ‘I like that.'”
As said before, Lemmy is god.