I agree with you 100% on that analogy, obviously Zakk & Randy are different not just as people, but as musicians. I enjoy them both, but as you for different reasons. Randy was more technical, where Zakk is more about flair, kind of like a Hendrix, Zakk loves to make that axe of his squeal. Randy did his own little thing as well, he showboated sometimes, you can hear it especially on the tribute album, the live versions of those songs are somewhat different than the studio versions.
However I plead guilty of being partial to Randy because I was there when those albums with Randy were released, & I will forever be in awe of Randy, and sadly I was unable to go see him live, thats a whole other story in itself, lol. Again I have to say it is all about personal taste, or what you were exposed to first, as you mentioned you were only 2 days old when Randy died, so your first experience hearing Ozzy I figure was Zakk on guitar, so it makes sense that you would have a soft spot in your heart for him so to speak.
And for the record bro, I only do the wink, wink thing to razz ya a bit from time to time, its all in fun. So fear not, I love them both, & Ozzy wouldn't be the Ozzy we know and love if either of these two cats had never of worked with him. Zakk is awesome, that I wont argue about anymore, and I take back allot of the rash comments I made about him prior to seeing him live at this years Ozzfest, damn that boy ripped some ass! Zakk has made his mark & that is apparent, & as Randy he will be remembered long, long after he is gone, just as Hendrix, or our boy Dimebag, he has become a legend!
<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>
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