The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne

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Krause Publications, Sep 17, 2010 - Music - 176 pages
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All Aboard the Crazy Train This is Ozzy Osbourne in all his raw and unfiltered glory; four decades worth of his best quotes, oddest observations, risqué retorts, and yes, even articulate ponderings. Ozzy might come across as a nutter (and rightly so), but when you sit down and seriously consider what he's saying...well, he's f**king Ozzy Osbourne and he's got things to say! The Prince of Darkness sounds off on various topics including: Black Sabbath: "We thought, Let's scare the whole f**king planet with music." Drugs and Alcohol: "I was always a miserable drunk." Rehab: "I still take medication, but not for fun." ~ Himself: "I don't know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day." The Wit & Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne reveals Ozzy's philosophy of life and reflects the spirit of the man who made Black Sabbath famous, Christian groups frightened, and The Osbournes a hit reality TV show.
 

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This book has little substance. It's a collection of quotes by Ozzy, taken from magazine interviews and books. They are loosely held together by snippets of information given to us by the author at ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
Growing Up Ozzy
13
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
29
The Prince of Darkness
43
The Man Who Invented Heavy Metal
57
War Pigs
69
Stoned Immaculate
75
Riding the Crazy Train
95
Animal Welfare
119
Love Marriage and Bringing Up Baby
127
Reality TV
139
Healthy Living the Ozzy Way
149
The World in General
163
In the End
171
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Dave Thompson has interviewed Ozzy on two occasions and has written about his music for a variety of publications both in the US and UK. Since 1984, Thompson has written many music books, both on specific artists and genres including ones on Kurt Cobain, Cream, George Clinton and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is a frequent contributor to Goldmine, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, MOJO, AllMusic Guide, and Melody Maker.

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