Thursday, December 8, 2011
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD review
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD review
Released on: Eagle Vision / Rock. Release date: Available now
Ozzy Osbourne is one of those fortunate artists who amazingly, put bluntly, is still alive today!
He’s certainly made his name, even after going through some seriously rough patches, but even though his health isn’t what perhaps it could be, in how the drugs have taken their toll on him, he still keeps going.
This DVD is actually an incredible, behind the scenes look into the life of Ozzy in a much different way than that of ‘The Osbournes’ reality TV show, that to me, just made Ozzy look bloody all the more ridiculous.
The downside on this for me and call me a prude if you bloody like, BUT … Does Ozzy really have to say f***, every other word or certainly in every sentence he speaks. Seriously, that gets old, very quickly.
It’s a shame in that sense, as I really think that the fact that it’s been made by Ozzy’s son Jack Osbourne, has allowed Ozzy to really be himself and it really captures some incredible moments, that go back a long, LONG way, so Jack has clearly done a lot, a hell of a lot of research on ‘The Ozzman!’
There’s so much that's discussed throughout, covering so much of what Ozzy has done and of course, there’s a whole host of stars that speak up for the man, including his old Black Sabbath mates Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler, then of course Sharon and all the Osbourne family are there and even Paul ‘Macca’ McCartney speaks up!
As you can imagine there are a whole host of other names too. A real who's who.
There’s his kids from his first marriage, Louis and Jessica who speak up to say how he wasn’t a good father at all, which even comes into play with his kids Aimee, Kelly and of course Jack, from his marriage to Sharon.
Sad moments indeed when the documentary touches on Randy Rhoads, especially with the then interviews with clearly a very, very young man indeed, which makes it all the more tragic and it gets to Ozzy and to be honest, it got to me too.
An incredibly sad moment in time, indeed … Absolutely tragic …
Astonishing moments too, as the viewer learns that Ozzy has only recently at 62 learned how to drive or should that be, got a driver’s licence! Now he’s been sober for some time of course speaks volumes, so good for him on that but seriously … It bloody took you long enough Oz! LOL!
It covers the times from being a very young lad, through the beginnings of being in a band, through the good and bad times of Black Sabbath, then how Blizzard of Oz stunned everyone, when perhaps most people had written the guy off.
Ever since Blizzard of Oz, even with his incidents of biting doves and bats heads off, to peeing on the Alamo, he has clearly got bigger and bigger and seriously, I mean he was the guy or should that be, the artist who was the FIRST to put together a real rock festival and tour with it. Cue Ozzfest!
To be honest folks that’s all I need say, as Ozzy fans will be buying this in their droves anyway, as will most Sabbath fans no doubt, then the occasional Sabs fan and the die hard rockers too.
It is good, it’s very well done and even if Ozzy is very much a shadow of his much younger former self, he’s quite the subject for such a video / DVD.
Again, if you don’t like a lot of swearing, don’t buy it, but if you are a rock fan, chances are, generally you’ll appreciate the whole thing.
Rating: 4 out of 5 … It is entertaining and does keep you watching.