Headbanging on Turkish Airlines
By christophersaul on May 30, 2005
I love having all my songs on my iPod. From time to time I rediscover an album I'd bought a while ago and possibly didn't like first time around. On random second or third playing it turns out to be just right for the occasion. Last week, whilst sitting on a plane to Istanbul, I rediscovered Ozzy Osbourne's 'Diary of a Madman' and 'Bark at the Moon'. I'm not a metalhead at all, or at least thought I wasn't, but what a couple of classics! I found myself headbanging my way over the Bosphorous. Look at these dreadful lyrics from Bark at the Moon. Pure genius - They cursed and buried him Along with shame And thought his timeless soul had gone In empty burning hell--unholy one But now he’s returned to prove them wrong (oh no) Howling in shadows Living in a lunar spell He finds his heaven Spewing from the mouth of hell 'Over the Mountain' also has a couple of great lines - Over and under in between the ups and downs My mind's carpet magic ride goes round and round. Over the mountain kissing silver inlaid clouds Watching my body disappear into the crowd. Don't need no astrology it's inside of you and me You don't need a ticket to fly with me - I'm free. This is truly atrocious poetry, but the whole package comes together to make a couple of great albums. I'd love to see him live, but I doubt they'll be letting Ozzy into Dubai. He might bite the head off a camel.