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Ozzy Osbourne – Flying High Again


Ozzy is the Prince of Darkness and he is the grandfather of Heavy Metal- any argument to the contrary is laughable. The myth is mightier than the man, no matter how you feel about his vocal skills or his songwriting or even his frantic antics onstage, Ozzy Osbourne is the incarnation of Heavy Metal. After leaving Black Sabbath, the Gods of Metal smiled down upon Ozzy, bestowing the golden guitarist Randy Rhodes upon his Ozzifulness. The collaboration bore much Heavy fruit, hundreds- nay, thousands- nay, hundreds of thousands of young, long haired, mono-syllabic suburbanites began to bang their heads simultaneously, shaking the roots of rock and roll to its very foundation. Garages across middle American were the petri dishes of what would become fondly known as- for decades to come- “80’s music”. Heavy Metal was just one musical facet of that glorious diamond of a decade, genre upon genre upon genre seeped into the mainstream propelling the x generation towards mediocrity and malaise. What began as Heavy Metal in the early 80’s evolved and mutated into speed metal, death metal, industrial, metalcore, black metal, hardcore, thrash metal and anything you could bang your head to. So, what are you waiting for? Start Banging!

Playtime ~68 minutes

Playlist for Ozzy Osbourne – Flying High Again

Scott’s Picks:

  • AC/DC – Giving the Dog a Bone
  • Scorpions – China White
  • Ratt – Lay It Down
  • Accept – Midnight Mover

Ryan’s Picks:

  • Y & T Black Tiger
  • Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry
  • Judas Priest – Electric Eye
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Scorpions – Blackout
  • Aldo Nova – Fantasy
  • Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Randy’s Picks:

  • Black Sabbath – The Mob Rules
  • Oingo Boingo – Only a Lad
  • April Wine – Wanna Rock
  • Rush – Witch Hunt
  • AC/DC – Rock n Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
  • Queen – Flash’s Theme
  • Motley Crüe – Live Wire
  • Scorpions – Animal Magnetism
  • Judas Priest – United
  • Devo – Whip It

Dan’s Picks:

  • Dio – Rainbow in the Dark
  • Rolling Stones – Under my Thumb
  • Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
  • Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
  • Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers

My Picks:

  • Black Sabbath – Fairies wear boots
  • Accept – Balls to the wall
  • Judas Priest – Living after midnight
  • Iron Maiden – Die With Your Boots On

Other Media

Scott recommended the site: AllMusic

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Minor Threat – I Don’t Wanna Hear It

~51 minutes


The debut episode of 1 Song 1 Show focuses on Minor Threat’s “I Don’t Wanna Hear It.” Chosen at random, the song immediately brought up comparisons of the DIY early 80’s indie music young industrialists to the everyone with a keyboard and an opinion podcasters of the current day. Minor Threat’s sound and walk the talk attitude left very little room for harsh criticism musically speaking. They were really fucking good, and you either liked the type of music they played or you weren’t into it. Their social/cultural observations were controversial and will continue to energize fresh listeners for years to follow.

Playlist for Minor Threat – I Don’t Wanna Hear It

Rich recommmends:

  • Fugazi – Waiting Room
  • Bad Brains – Sailin’ On
  • something by Circle Jerks (I would suggest “Wild in the Streets”)
  • a song from The Dead Milkmen’s “Big Lizard in my Backyard” he mentioned “Bitchin Camaro”

I would add to that:

  • Fugazi- Margin Walker
  • Bad Brains- Don’t Bother Me
  • The Dead Milkmen- Rastabilly
  • The Misfits- London Dungeon and Where Eagles Dare
  • Mudhoney- Flat out Fucked and Hate the Police
  • Helmet- Unsung
  • Minor Threat- Screamin at a Wall

Other stuff to look up:

Rich mentioned “Art to Choke Hearts” by Henry Rollins, and the website Pancake Mountain

Scott says it may be worth checking out Jonesy’s Jukebox on KROQ

“Our Band Could Be Your Life” by Michael Azerrad, check out his website You and What Army