Zakk over rated? Or not?
Ok first thing first, I have to say this despite the fact that I will probably risk being tarred & feathered & run out of the country, but I just have to throw these thoughts out there and see what sticks to the wall. I will start by saying that Zakk is definitely one of the better guitarists that Ozzy has managed to have since Randy Rhoads, but I never really liked him all that much, maybe it was him looking like a Randy Rhoads clone that stuck in my craw. Whatever the case, I always thought he was just all right, up until he started his solo thing, then I started to kind of warm up to him. He changed his look dramatically, his attitude was more lean & mean, and he basically grew a persona all his own. I still even with his early solo s*** with BLS thought it was just ok at best, then I heard some stuff off of mafia & I was actually impressed. I think he finally found his nitch so to speak, and I have to say it was then that I seen him in a totally different light. The thing with Zakk that always kind of turned me off personally was that he played kind of like Eddie Van Halen, more what I call a flash guitarist. I have wrote it off as me just being more into the guys that play all those scales with blistering accuracy & speed, like Randy, or Joe Holmes.
Now I have come to like Zakk over time, but it is mostly because of his loyalty to Ozzy, & that he finally gave up that glam look he had goin on, it was also then that he began to look like he had an actual penis instead of a mangina. I mean good lord has that boy been takin the steroids or what. Here a while back I was strolling down memory lane & I seen a pic of Zakk when he first hooked up with Ozzy, he looked like a fetus wrapped in spandex and women’s makeup. It was horrifying s*** to say the least, but now you look at him and he looks like a lumberjack or some s***, sporting a chain on his belt the size of a log chain lmao. I am surprised he manages to keep his pants up wearing that thing. Anyway, these days I enjoy Zakk, especially if he doesn’t talk, I have to say he sounds kind of goofy with all the repetitive sayings that consist of mostly, dude, and ah dude, and ah bro, and bro, you’re my bro, bro. As well as calling Ozzy the boss man, ah ya boss, & whatever you says boss, ah ya boss, duh boss. I apologize if I seem harsh. but I am sure by now you all get my point. I personally would rather listen to Ozzy stutter for ten years solid as to have to listen to a single Zakk Wylde interview, he should maybe rethink doing them in the future, just my own personal advice for the Zakk man.
Well I just want to say again for the record I like Zakk, but some of you people take it to a whole other level, & I apologize if I may have offended anyone, but I just don’t get the hysteria when it comes to Zakk. For me myself & I, I would have much rather preferred hearing a studio album with Joe Holmes on guitar, but that’s just me.