Thursday, May 14, 2009

Music Video Thursday: "Crazy Train", Before and After

Back in October 2006, I did a "Before and After" with "Land of Confusion" as performed by Genesis and Disturbed. Now, well over 2 years later, here's another musical double-shot for you.

1980 saw the launch of Ozzy Osbourne's solo career, and his first single "Crazy Train" was a hit, with a very catchy guitar riff that is now a classic (and outlandish outfits that thankfully are not):

Fast forward 29 years, and you'll find a 9-year old Japanese kid playing on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The guitar looks like it's probably taller than him, but the kid has got some decent chops:

He even sings while he plays, although it's hard to understand. Considering that it's Ozzy, that may actually make it more authentic.

EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS: "Crazy Train" as interpreted by the electronic musical genius called Microsoft SongSmith:

And for those of you keeping score at home, this marks two consecutive editions of Music Video Thursday after a looooooooooong break. No promises that this is back as a regular thing, but I am feeling inspired again.

UPDATE: Whoops, guess this is a (partial) repeat - the original Crazy Train video was a Music Video Thursday post back in October 2007. Where did I leave those memory pills again?

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