- Jan 21, 2010
- Reaction score
...such a badass
I saw badlands live in 89 or 90? Anyway they were greatthis was my introduction to Jake E Lee (before I knew he was the guitarist on Bark at the Moon)...
it was a VHS video that made the rounds in my high school. It was some kind of 'Metal Compilation' tape that I think had Anthrax or somebody on it, so we all wanted to see it and traded the video tape around. But I remember this song because I listened to it a bunch of times and thought the intro riff was just totally badass.
It also had Testament recording Practice What You Preach, and I remember it showed Skolnick just destroying the guitar solo and headbanging so much his headphones fell off while he was recording the solo.
...can't remember what the VHS was called though.
at around 1:50....
boy those were the days, when guitar was a lot of fun and a 'lifestyle choice'.
Zakk is better on his own than with Oz.Jake understands R+R is best when left up to chance.
"This pedal? Germanium.......makes noise...
I had tickets to see Randy, then he died. I saw Brad Gillis, he was terrific. I bought Bark, I thought,
"Cheesy cover. This may fail."
Put on the lp. Holy Hikes, this Jake E Lee is as good as Randy,but, he is meaner,more off the cuff.
Then Oz turned to CRAP........Zach? No thanks. 3 great albums, actually, Speak of the Devil was great too. Not a bad track record for a bloated+old Sabster.
Joe Holmes got kind of a shitty deal. He played with Oz for six years but Oz didn't record an album in that time so he's that one Ozzy guitarist nobody remembers.Anyone remember Joe Holmes?.... Neither do I....
I liked all Ozzys work up to No More Tears. I lost interest after that.Zakk is better on his own than with Oz.
I was way into Testament back then, Practice What You Preach was sick, and Skolnick killed. Saw them open for Pantera in '94. Awesome show.It also had Testament recording Practice What You Preach, and I remember it showed Skolnick just destroying the guitar solo and headbanging so much his headphones fell off while he was recording the solo.
Six years with Ozzy is better than what 99.9% of what most guitar players get. It's damn sure better than 11+ years on MLP whining about guitars and other unrelated bull shit. Just sayin'.Joe Holmes got kind of a shitty deal. He played with Oz for six years but Oz didn't record an album in that time so he's that one Ozzy guitarist nobody remembers.
But Joe? The guy's primary legacy seems to be as a shorthand for a particular style of Strat: One that started life as a standard Strat (usually with the CBS headstock) and has been crudely modified with a humbucker and Floyd Rose, usually with copious relicing. There's more out there on the net about "Joe Holmes-style Strats" than there is about his actual playing.
Perry Mason is a badass fucking song though.I liked all Ozzys work up to No More Tears. I lost interest after that.
(I blame Sharon and the TV show for destroying the mystique and making Ozzy look goofy and weak. )
But everything up to and including No More Tears is some solid work.