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Osbourne, Ozzy - 1983 Bark At The Moon

ARTIST: Osbourne, Ozzy
ALBUM: Bark At The Moon
SERIAL: PZ 38987
YEAR: 1983
CD REISSUE: 1988, Epic, CD 32780 * 1995, Epic, EK 67238


LINEUP: Ozzy Osbourne - vocals * Jake E Lee - guitars, vocals * Don Airey - keyboards * Bob Daisley - bass, vocals * Tommy Aldridge - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Bark At The Moon * 02 You're No Different * 03 Now You See It (Now You Don't) * 04 Rock 'n' Roll Rebel * 05 Centre Of Eternity * 06 So Tired * 07 Slow Down * 08 Waiting For Darkness


The 1983 year would see Ozzy Osbourne solidify his already growing solo career. With two successful albums behind him ('Blizzard Of Ozz' and 'Diary Of A Madman'), life was not all a bed of roses for the Prince Of Darkness. Early 1982 saw his marquee guitar wizard Randy Rhoads killed in a plane crash - the band forged on under duress with both Brad Gillis from Night Ranger and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme standing in as temporary replacements during the year. Osbourne has since admitted Rhoads death had a huge impact on his life beyond that tragedy, and though he tried to put it behind him, he couldn't. However, life goes on - Osbourne had to find a replacement. The auditions turned up San Diego resident Jake E Lee, who had previously spent time with Ratt and Rough Cutt. The part Welsh, Japanese and American wizard would forge a new identity for the band's sound, and he can be heard blazing away on the third Osbourne album 'Bark At The Moon'.

The Songs
If Ozzy was caught warbling about all things Aleister Crowley on 'Diary Of A Madman', then you would forgive him for turning his attention to beasts and werewolves this time around. The title track 'Bark At The Moon' is the first of many memorable tunes here, though admittedly the video is a bit dopey.. it was 1983 after all! Side one contains a couple of blistering tunes with 'You See It (Now You Don't It)' and the riff-happy 'Rock N Roll Rebel' where Daisley's tub-thumping bass provides the underbelly for Lee to fly. The epic intro to the track 'Centre Of Eternity' is sensational.. huge organs and keys, before some lightning riffs from Lee sets us on our journey. This is the album highlight for me. Unlike the song-title, 'Slow Down' is anything but, a fast paced melodic track with high-stepping bass lines and keyboard flurries. The slower tunes don't lose much either. 'You're No Different', the ballad 'So Tired' and the slow to mid-tempo 'Waiting For Darkness' all offer something unique. Yep, eight tracks, and all good, unlike much of the dreck we hear nowadays.

In Summary
The band would kick into high gear for the rest of 1983 and 1984, and would feature everywhere in magazines and on the new popular MTV medium. Ozzy was one of the participants for the Rock in Rio Festival in 1985, before returning with a new album in 1986 called 'The Ultimate Sin'. For me personally, this is one of his better albums, capturing him at a very creative period in his career.

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#1 | gdazegod on July 21 2007 06:11:07
If I recall from previous articles I've read over the years, Jake E Lee had very poor eyesight, and playing onstage initially proved to be a challenge. A very good player, probably not as clean as a Doug Aldrich, but good nonetheless.
#2 | jeffduran on March 30 2008 16:09:00
Couldn't agree more. This includes his best songs imo like the title track, 'you're no differen't', 'now you see it, now you don't', 'Rock and Roll Rebel' the dreamer 'So Tired' . This features his best song. the AORish 'waiting for darkness'. His first two solo releases were good too but most released after this are rubbish imo. no
#3 | Dag on March 30 2008 20:05:46
Do not forget Ultimate sin wich is a very underrated albumclap
#4 | Eric on January 08 2011 03:52:00
I can't help but look at this cover and laugh my ass off.Grin
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