|He looks scary. Is he?|
I'll never forget the first time I heard an Ozzy Osborne song. I was in my late teens.
I could not believe my ears.
I was flabbergasted.
Completely blown away.
BY HOW HARMLESS IT WAS.
My whole life my parents had warned me about the great and terrible Oz. The Christian books and magazines my parents got in the mail warned about this dangerous rock star who bit the heads off of bats, killed puppies and worshipped Satan. (At least at his better concerts.) "Ozzy" was the name that came to every good Christian's mind when they thought of how Satanic secular music was getting. Ozzy was the hood ornament on the Devil-Mobile that was headed over the cliff at Demon's Point.
And I bought into all of it without ever hearing ONE NOTE of an Ozzy song.
So when the first note of "Over the Mountain" started, I expected to hear a really angry, thrashing guitar, and a really angry, screaming man and instead what I got was a catchy melodic riff and lyrics that went like this: