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Ozzy waxes nostalgia in “Under Cover” [Strange remakes]

Posted in Music with tags , on August 6, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

There is definitely something strange about the album “Under Cover“. After all, it isn’t every day you hear Ozzy (yes, THE Ozzy) sing The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Lenny Kravitz. But for some reason, he makes it work! On this album are 13 tracks made famous by other artists, interpreted by the Godfather of heavy metal.

The album starts with an crisp rendition of “Rocky Mountain Way” by Joe Walsh, and follows up with a melodious version of “In My Life” by The Beatles. I think everyone expects Ozzy to play hard rock songs like “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain or “Fire” by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, but who would have thunk that “21st Century Schizoid Man” would sound so good coming form Ozzy ? The album closes with an appropriate adaptation of “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Stones.

Anyone who has followed the career of this talented musician and (not-so-talented) actor definitely needs to give this album a listening to.