Bark at the Moon [Bonus Tracks]

by: Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne finds a permanent replacement for Randy Rhoads in Jake E. Lee, a more standard metal guitarist without Rhoads' neo-classical compositional ability or stylistic flair. Still, Osbourne and his band turn in a competent, workmanlike set of heavy metal featuring the crunching title track, whose video (featuring Osbourne dressed as a werewolf) became popular on MTV. Unfortunately, substance abuse problems would prevent Osbourne from releasing another record up to the standards of Bark at the Moon for nearly the rest of the decade. [The 2002 reissue adds "Spiders in the Night" and "One Up the 'B' Side" as bonus tracks.] ~ Steve Huey

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