Now when it comes to Ozzy, I blow hot and cold. I thought his stuff with sabbath was timeless I thought Blizzard of Ozz with Randy was patchy I thought Diary of a Madman which he did with Randy was timeless I thought Bark at the Moon with Jake had its highs and lows I thought Ultimate Sin with Jake had more lows than highs I thought everything he did with Zakk sucks balls I lost interest in Ozzy. So, I dug the MP3 version of the Diary album out and set about learning some of those killer songs, there aint a howler to be found on the album. I was just blown away by Randy`s writing on Over the Mountain, I mean what a solo that song has.........its just mindblowing. Its got melody,phrasing and I really had to focus on the timing and flow aspects to make it sound just like what is on the recording. What Rhoads wrote for the rhythm sections just flat out works without stooping to the crap Zakk did with squealing harmonics appearing from all over the place, be it in both the solos and rhythm. Now that I have that song nailed, im itching to learn more from the album, SATO sounds appealing. Ozzy and Jake hit the buffers after just 3 albums and they were finished together, Zakk has caused unbelievable listener fatigue with relentless pinch harmonics and I hope him and Oz dont pair up again. Its so sad that Rhoads passed away before his peak, I think he would have just gotten better and better...........its such a shame. Im really enjoying playing Rhoads lines, there aint a wasted note and it just damn well works on all levels. Who else here gets a buzz from playing his lines and which songs in particular do it for you ?