After the long, cold, COVID-laden winter we’ve all suffered through, summer is finally on its way, ready to bathe the world in sunshine and metal bloggers in nacho-sweat. But even though vaccinations are going to make this summer a little more fun than the last one, it’s important that metal fans approach it with doom and bitterness in their hearts. Thankfully, one DJ on YouTube has put together the perfect song for the summer of 2021 — a mash-up of surfmongers the Beach Boys and prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne.
The track, as you’ll hear below, is a combination of Ozzy’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and the Beach Boys’ “Fun, Fun, Fun,” the former about Ozzy’s tough relationship with his mom and the latter about a rich party girl in a fancy car. Thankfully, DJ Cummerbund doesn’t just slap Ozzy’s vocals over the Beach Boys’ instrumentals, he actually creates some great gang vocals from the surf kings the reach merge the two songs. The result will have you sipping Mai Tais in the glare of a mushroom cloud in now time.
Check out Ozzy’s big beach moment below:
Late last year, it was revealed that revealed that Ozzy is already in the process of recording another studio album with producer Andrew Watt, which will feature some big guns as Ozzy’s backing band and guest stars.
“We’re about halfway through,” said Watt in a recent interview. “But, you know, it’s been hard with COVID and everything to keep him safe. We all test every day before we work and it’s just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it’s taken a little longer this time, but it’s cool because the last one was made in this, like, swift love affair of passion, like, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible!’…But this time everyone’s moving a little slower and we’re taking a little more time. And the songs, there’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”
Watt went on to reveal that playing with Ozzy on this record will be Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Red Hot Chili Peppers percussionist Chad Smith.
“There’s a bunch of people involved,” says Watt. “I can’t say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band. And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s ‘80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.”
Words by Chris Krovatin