To be 100% honest, I don't know if I would have gotten all that excited (at that point) about Ozzy, if my friend Paul Hickner--a Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath fan--hadn't said to me, "Dude, you gotta check this album out!"
So on my friends recamendation I bought it... brought it home... put it on ---- and became and instant Ozzy/Randy mega fan. It was just an amazing collection of music.
Of course---the whole culture/world associated with that music led me to a very dark place. And when God touched me with His redeeming love and delivered me out of that dark place--I was MORE than happy to say good-bye to all of it... but my appreciation for the music and musicians never faded---and when it was time to put together a collection of Christ-honoring parodies of classic metal songs from "the day"---Crazy Train" HAD to be part of it! My goal with this song--as with every song on Storm The Gates--was to pay tribute to the song-writing & musicianship that inspired me to become a musician---and to redeem the message of each song for the glory of Christ. I hope after listening--you think I accomplished both of those goals!
Luke Weber does a stellar job on lead vocals---Thanks so much Luke!!!! Here's the video--enjoy! And if you haven't subscribed to The Pastor Brad Rocks YouTube Channel (A NEW video Every Friday)---Subscribe today, thanks!