The Ultimate Sin
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European pressing of 1986 album that's out-of-print domestically. Sony.
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1. He decided to do the glam rock look and I believe he did it better than all the other glam rock bands, such as Motley Crue, Poison and Kiss.
2. Of all the albums he has ever done the Ultimate Sin has a number of tracks which sound the same as each other. Even Ozzy himself has admitted this and claims it is the reason why he won't re-release it.
A great album that is very underated. The Ultimate Sin is the best album featuring Jake E. Lee as the guitarist before Zakk Wilde took over. Not Ozzy's best, but neither is it his worst. I don't think Ozzy even has a worst.
No weak songs here, although a few deserve special mention. The title track is an excellent opening. It really rocks. The more interesting songs are the obviously "Cold War" inspired tracks like "Killer of Giants" (again, if you have not heard the acoustic opening of this track, get this album right away!) and "Thank God for the Bomb." The latter track on the subject of deterrence through the arms race takes a different stand than one would expect from the music world: "War is just another game tailor made for the insane, but make a threat of their annihilation, and nobody wants to play. If that's the only thing that keeps the peace then thank God for the bomb." Sound's like Reagan's military policy. One track here that I find to be amazing but have not see on compilations is "Secret Loser.Read more ›
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Let's face it; without the outstanding guitarist/songwriters he hires, Ozzy wouldn't have the successful career he has. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2014 by Peter Caz
Nearly three years after Bark At The Moon Ozzy returned with The Ultimate Sin. Since the last album things have changed, it is now 1986 and hair metal now dominates. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2011 by T. Skylar
well....the story behind this one is very strange. firstly, you would be insanely lucky to find this album in any music store. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by jsklfsjlfds
Ozzy is the godfather of metal, no denying it. this is one of his coolest albums. He went glam for this one (After all, this was 1986). it was a huge smash and I can see why. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by HeadbangerDuh