Sunday, September 12, 2010

Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist interviewed

Told you recently about the delay in the upcoming reissue of 30th Anniversary editions of Ozzy Osbourne’s first two solo albums, 1980’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and ‘81’s “Diary Of A Madman,” which have been postponed until next year.

The revamped discs were to include bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake’s original tracks, which were removed by Sharon Osbourne in 2002 as revenge for an ongoing court case – for full background details, read this.

Earlier this year, Daisley commented on the reissues. "Neither Lee nor I have been contacted, considered or consulted in the decision to re-release the original recordings. I haven't a clue as to what the 'bonus material' might be. As for royalties, we have not been approached for a reconciliation and have been offered and promised nothing."

More details are available at Daisley’s website.

Having worked with many legendary guitarists, Daisley was interviewed for Australian Guitar magazine back in March, and video of the session surfaced recently.

Bob’s career is fascinating to follow but, for the sake of time (the full interview runs 90 minutes), I have flagged a few key Ozzy-related items.

The first 8:00 of Part 2 of the interview deals with how Daisley hooked up with Ozzy, following his time with Rainbow.

Bob Daisley – interview (part 2)
Australian Guitar magazine – March, 2010

In part 3, there’s a few Ozzy-era stories:

11:34 – 14:30
Bob talks about the creation of Blizzard Of Ozz as a full band, as opposed
to being billed as Ozzy’s “backing band.”

29:02 – 33:48
Bob talks about writing “Crazy Train” and “Flying High Again”

Bob Daisley – interview (part 3)
Australian Guitar magazine – March, 2010

Crazy Crazy Train - Blizzard of Ozz

Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
After Hours – Rochester, NY April 28, 1981
(note: Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge perform here)