Album: Blizzard of Ozz (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a 49-second instrumental acoustic track written and performed by Ozzy's guitarist Randy Rhoads. He wrote it for his mother, Deloris.
  • Rhoads' unique style of playing was formed from his classical guitar influence, which is apparent on this song. Ozzy included it on the Blizzard of Ozz album because he greatly admired Randy's talent. When Randy first rehearsed to join Ozzy, he recalled Randy's playing as "God entering his ears." What makes it ironic is that from Randy's point of view, he was mad because "he was only warming up." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sean - Detroit, MI, for above 2
  • This song is, appropriately, in the key of D. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Archie - Columbus, OH
  • How does a song that Ozzy Osbourne had nothing to do with end up on an Ozzy album? Well, the Blizzard of Ozz was supposed to be the name of the band, which early promotional materials reflect. When their first album was released, is appeared as an Ozzy solo project, and that's how it remained.

Comments: 3

  • Adamxereax from Toledo, OhioI figured since one of the tracks was about Aleister Crowley, this track was about another Occultist; John Dee.
  • Matt from Galway, Irelandbreaks up the hard rock of the album, very sweet.
  • Hannah from Statesville, Ncawsomeness
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