Originally Posted by leerock89
The Beatles is the original rock band
The 50s didn't exist?
Anyway, this question is a no-brainer for me. The Beatles. They were far more resonant, memorable, talented, and diverse than Ozzy ever was. And unlike Ozzy, The Beatles never got worse. They got better. And what's more...they never had a low point. Later, when they started experimenting, they even proved that they were the best (or at least one of the best) at any genre they attempted. It's unthinkable that any four people can somehow triumph in any sub-genre of rock or pop. Hell, they even crossed into Bob Dylan's territory and did it well (they're the only ones other than Bob Dylan that could do this). You've got two astounding songwriters, one great one, and one that never realized his full potential (Ringo, with "Octopus's Garden"). Ringo is one of the best drummers that ever hit rock music, and even Paul was pretty decent at a drumset when he had to be. And when it comes to bassists, Paul is one of the best...and John's not too bad either. But then...oh yes, then, the guitar. Paul, John, and George all played the guitar marvelously, whether it was memorable guitar licks serving as riffage (Day Tripper, I Feel Fine, She Said She Said) or complicated arrangements (Yesterday, Blackbird, Girl).
Ozzy, on the other hand, was mostly finished once Randy Rhoads died. No more "Crazy Train" for you, prince of darkness! He should've stayed with Black Sabbath where he belonged. Ozzy's solo career sucks compared to Black Sabbath.
Yes, I'm a huge Beatles fan, but I don't hate Ozzy. I just think that The Beatles are one of the greatest bands that Earth has ever been graced with...but Ozzy's solo career is mostly stale. Note the "mostly"...Randy was one hell of a badass guitarist.