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Did Bob Daisley play on "Flying High Again" ?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Flatwound, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    OK, so I'm not the world's biggest Ozzy fan, but the bass on this song kills me. Simple, but extremely effective. Just what the song needs.

    Rudy Sarzo on Bob Daisley seem to share bass duties on this album, just wondered which one played this song.
  2. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    Rudy NEVER recorded with Ozzy, except for that live album. Flying High is Bob alright. Bob Daisley did bass on Ozzy's first two albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman).
  3. StraffordMike


    Apr 25, 2015
    And whatever happened to him?
  4. Bob Daisley is the one who played Flying High Again, and interestingly, he did that track with a Hofner Violin bass. The rest of the Diary of a Madman album was a P Bass.
  5. Smoove-Groove

    Smoove-Groove We've got bush, We've got bush!

    Jun 18, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    I love the way that bass line interacts with the drums. I have always thought that was one of Bob's cooler simplistic bass parts.
  6. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    What's being described is what Bob does/did best. He played parts that weren't technical showcases, but they provided a counterpoint to the heavy guitar focus of the music that offered a whole heck of a lot more than a lot of his steady eighth note contemporaries at the time. Melodic but still rhythmic.. Bob rules.
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  7. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Definitely! He's one of my all time favorites.
  8. P A U L

    P A U L

    Oct 18, 2015
    Los Angeles
  9. Smoove-Groove

    Smoove-Groove We've got bush, We've got bush!

    Jun 18, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    Sharon got Robert Trujillo and a drummer to overdub exact bass and drum parts over all of Bob's and Lee kerslakes parts after a royalty dispute. I remember hearing crazy train on the radio once and thinking " that sounds different" I couldn't put my finger on it until I heard about the overdubs.
  10. P A U L

    P A U L

    Oct 18, 2015
    Los Angeles
    the story is... She wanted to get Tommy on drums (giving Lee the axe), when Bob argued, she fired them both. There was an on/off again story from that point on - read Bob's site about his story w/ the Osbournes. If you don't believe it, Jake & Carmine have pretty much the exact stories of their working relationships w/ the same people...

    & for the redo, of the albums, she was so upset w/ them, that she had them removed. She claimed that Ozzy was upset, but when asked, Ozzy said he didn't even know what happened, then insisted that when the 30th Ann. versions came out, that the original tracks be put back...
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015
  11. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    What a tough position for Robert Trujillo and whoever the drummer was that did the overdubs. On the one hand I'm sure there was a question of personal ethics, but on the other I'm sure this came with a big payday for two high profile, but arguably working musicians (i.e. not household names by any means outside of the bass/drum communities). I would have immediate reservations about performing those session gigs, but at the same time... Money speaks pretty loudly if there's enough of it.
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  12. StraffordMike


    Apr 25, 2015
    She's always scared me. Reminds me of a certain Presidential candidate..
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  13. lancimouspitt


    Dec 10, 2008
    dayton Ohio
    Tonight off DOAMM.
    That bass line.............drool
  14. Sharon learned how to screw them like a pro, from her own father.
    They co-managed Sabbath until the whole split. Tony Iommi said they were so much alike that they couldn't stand one another.
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  15. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    Yep the queen of Darkness
  16. That's almost as bad as how Ginger Baker never saw a dime of royalties for Cream tunes, because he was the drummer.
    I guess Jack was collecting until his death & Eric probably still is.
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    its pretty obvious that the rhythm section is the same for the first two records. Kerslake and Daisley-Killer!
  18. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000

    It's also obvious that Randy Rhoads' guitar tracks were meddled with also.
  19. Ricky Brezina

    Ricky Brezina

    May 4, 2014
    yeah..I read Bob's book "FOR FACTS SAKE" what a book. Highy recommended! if you want the real tale of what went on. That has to be one of the craziest things in Rock history....erasing the drums and bass and have two other guys do the parts. BOB DAISLEY is a great player....love his work on Rainbow and Gary Moore.
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  20. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    Mike Bordin rerecorded the drum parts for the 2002 reissues of Blizzard and Diary.
    Atshen and DiabolusInMusic like this.

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