Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Babies" i.e., Child Brides

"Crazy Babies" is the third track on Ozzy Osbourne's No Rest for the Wicked (1988). The album cover features Ozzy surrounded by three nymphets - scantily clad and beautified with make-up. 

We had no idea that the nymphets were portraying Ozzy's child brides until we read the following in Vanity Fair  (November 12, 2013):

When she [Liberty Ross] was 10, a family friend who was also a model agent asked her parents whether their daughter might be interested in posing as Ozzy Osbourne’s child bride for his new album cover. The response? Why, naturally. Liberty wore a tattered gauzy dress for her modeling debut and had to hold Ozzy’s hand while he sat on a throne adorned by rats and large slithering snakes. “It’s etched in my brain for life,” says Liberty. “I remember thinking, Gosh, he’s very sweaty and shaking a lot.”

Here are some intriguing lyrics:

Crazy Babies
Born to live on a permanent high
Nobody's gonna change them, change them
They've gone over the top
Nobody's gonna tame them, tame them
They're never gonna stop

Crazy Babies
When they were born they were born to be wild

No Rest for the Wicked (1988) went Platinum in Canada and double Platinum in the USA. 

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