Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
NME.COM feature on Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 1994
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- Bark At The Moon
- You're No Different
- Now You See It (Now You Don't)
- Rock 'n' Roll Rebel
- Centre of Eternity
- So Tired
- Slow Down
- Waiting for Darkness
- One Up the "B" Side
- Spiders in the Night
Rain. Mud. Metal...
- Jun 4, 2002
One shit, one will have you "lining your spasming spine ripple in appreciation"...
- May 21, 2002
Sabbath star's ill advised solo sojourn
- Oct 10, 2001
Ozzy's wife to be highest-paid judge on UK talent show
Financial strain reportedly drives famous rock couple apart
Singer ruled himself out of the band's show last night (June 20), just minutes before they were to due appear
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon: Wikipedia Album Entry
Bark at the Moon is a heavy metal album by Ozzy Osbourne, released on December 10, 1983. This album features former Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt, and Dio guitarist Jake E. Lee.
Of all his solo albums only here is writing credited to Ozzy alone, although he states the title track was co-written with guitarist Jake E. Lee in the liner notes to The Ozzman Cometh. Daisley has stated that he co-wrote most of the music with Jake E. Lee and wrote the vast majority of the lyrics. Due to legal issues, neither Lee nor Daisley took credit for either of these. Bob Daisley has stated however that he sold the lyrics to Ozzy. This song Bark at the Moon is featured on the "V Rock" radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.The song was featured in the game "Guitar Hero" and was put up for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the game "Guitar Hero 2".
Bark at the Moon was remastered in 1995 and again in 2002, although the 2002 re-issue was actually a remix of the album, not a remaster. Many fans were displeased with the remix, noting that some elements found in the original mix are not present in the remix, namely several lead guitar parts.
The American pressing of the album featured yellow and red writing for Ozzy's name and the album title, and featured the song "Slow Down", but not "Spiders in the Night". The British version featured blue and yellow writing on the cover, and contained "Spiders in the Night" but not "Slow Down". The album was reissued in America in 1995, including "Spiders in the Night" as a bonus track.
Ozzy Osbourne is given credit for writing all the songs.
"Bark at the Moon" - 4:17
"You're No Different" - 5:49
"Now You See It (Now You Don't)" - 5:10
"Rock 'n' Roll Rebel" - 5:23
"Centre of Eternity" - 5:15
"So Tired" - 4:00
"Slow Down" - 4:21
"Waiting for Darkness" - 5:14
Bonus Track (2002 Remaster)
"Spiders in the Night" - 4:31 (also on 1995 remaster)
"One Up the "B" Side" - 3:25
On the original UK release (vinyl and cassette) "Slow Down" was replaced by "Spiders in the Night", retitled, simply, "Spiders". "Slow Down" would be released as a B-side.
The "Bark at the Moon" single gave Ozzy his first UK hit single and the band appeared on Top Of The Pops (miming 'live' in the studio). "So Tired" was also a successful single in the UK. During the filming of the latter Osbourne suffered injuries to his throat by glass from the exploding mirror.
The video "Bark at the Moon" features drummer Carmine Appice, although drums were played by Tommy Aldridge on the recordings.
Osbourne's make-up for the album cover, and the video for the title track, was by Rick Baker.
Ozzy Osbourne - vocals
Jake E. Lee - guitar
Bob Daisley - bass guitar
Tommy Aldridge - drums
Don Airey - keyboards
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I'll never bother keeping up with you
Burning the candle at both ends it's true
You know the writing's on the wall
Why do you ride to take a fall?
There's no present there's no future
I don't even know about the past
It's all timeless and never ending
To take it in it's all too vast
Waiting for darkness
Why doesn't anybody see, now
Deafened by silence
Why doesn't anybody hear
Time has come to say goodbye
I know it's gonna make you cry
But you belong to another my love
And half a love that just isn't enough
Overbearing woman makin' it so hard for me
Now you've laid it down for all to see, yeah
Can I ask a question, do you think that you can take a blow?
This is why I always come and go, yeah