Watch Ozzy Osbourne Blaze Through "Mr. Crowley" Live in 1982 | Revolver

Watch Ozzy Osbourne Blaze Through "Mr. Crowley" Live in 1982

Featuring Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, who toured with Ozzy after Randy Rhoads' death, appeared on 'Speak of the Devil' live album

The story goes that Ozzy Osbourne's management wanted him to record a live album, with a tracklist exclusively made up of his Seventies Black Sabbath hits, called Speak of the Devil. The reasons for this are murky with legalese — but it reportedly allowed Osbourne to recoup publishing royalties by re-recording the music he first made with his old band — which was a cynicism that not met with a ton of enthusiasm by his own live crew. Ozzy's band — Randy Rhoads, drummer Tommy Aldridge, and bassist Rudy Sarzo — eventually agreed to play ball, but unfortunately, those plans went awry after Rhoads tragically died in a plane crash on March 19th, 1982, at the age of 25.

A heartbroken Ozzy was forced to recruit a replacement guitarist in Night Ranger's Brad Gillis, and Speak of the Devil is the only still the only time he played with the band on an album. The live record was released on November 27, 1982, documenting a September two-night stay at The Ritz in New York City. However, a few months before those shows, this incarnation of the Ozzy lineup rocked Irvine Meadows for a concert home video that was exclusively released to the Japanese market (though it was later broadcasted on MTV).

While the video shares the Speak of the Devil name, the setlist is radically different than what you found on the live album and features way more solo material from the Ozzy/Rhoads classic collaborations: Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. Watch the full performance above, which includes a rollicking performance of "Mr. Crowley" above (that starts at the 5:52 mark).