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Crazy Train: The high life and tragic death of Randy Rhoads
Randall Rhoads, born in California in 1956 and cut down in his prime at the age of only 26, has been an immense influence on a whole generation of musicians in rock and metal. He first came to international prominence in 1979, when he was recruited from the cult metal band Quiet Riot to play with Ozzy Osbourne, who had been fired from Black Sabbath for his drink and drug a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Jawbone Press
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I really enjoyed this book. Not only does it show how Randy became an icon, it also shows us Randy the man. With interviews from the people who knew him best, the author really brings Randy to life, showing his love of teaching to showing Randy's concern about leaving Quiet Riot, his time with Ozzy, how he loved being home and his plans for the future which sadly never came to pass. I highly recommend this book to not only any Randy/Ozzy fan but to anyone who loves rock-n-roll. It is the most co ...more
In my opinion, Randy Rhoads is the greatest guitarist who ever lived. I was given this book as a birthday present from a close friend. I loved it. It's filled with interviews from the people who knew Randy best. Randy changed the way heavy metal guitarists play with his unique style and flawless delivery. Randy's life may have been cut short but he will live on through his music forever.
Awesome book. Different from any other books I've read about Randy. This book had some great technical parts. People spoke in detail about Randy's guitar solos on various different songs. Some things I already new, some I didn't. I went back and listened to Mr Crowley and Crazy Train and heard new things. That was really cool since I've been listening to those songs for decades.