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?