Black & Bluegrass: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne

Black & Bluegrass: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne

by Iron Horse


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Black & Bluegrass: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne is the kind of record that should probably never be made. It is a cynical pairing of two completely divergent streams of culture that is obviously only in existence to bilk people out of their money. Still, that being said it is actually a pretty good record. Bluegrass is a surprisingly elastic form of music that can easily transform a heavy metal anthem like "Crazy Train" into something that sounds like it was written by Bill Monroe. Well, almost. The band doing the transforming of both solo Ozzy and Black Sabbath classics is called Iron Horse, and the four guys in the band are very proficient musicians and singers who sound like they are in on the joke. Their take on "Paranoid" is especially fun with plenty of lightning-fast pickin' and a suitable hellfire-and-brimstone vocal. They also do weird things with "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and "Shot in the Dark" that almost defy nature. Most likely bluegrass fans will shun this like the plague, and Ozzy fans, should they stumble across it, will find the concept pretty hokey. It's their loss because Black & Bluegrass is a barrel of fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2004
Label: Cmh Records
UPC: 0027297841024
catalogNumber: 8410
Rank: 76449

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Iron Horse   Primary Artist
Vincent Henry   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Bazouki,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Dennis Clifton   Producer,Engineer
Bob Daisley   Composer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Randy Rhoads   Composer
Randy Rhodes   Composer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Steve Baccus   Producer
Karrie M. Miller   Graphic Design
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Adam Byrne   Graphic Design
Phil Soussan   Composer

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