July 2 1992 Ozzy Osbourne/Slaughter/Ugly Kid Joe/ Minneapolis/Target Center
So in the spring of 1992 We find out that Ozzy is packing it in touring wise!! So his No More Tears road jaunt is gonna be called No More Tours Tour. So basically hey the Ozzman is calling it quits so we had better get tickets! Which we did and they were pretty good seats so that was a bonus. This trip for some reason TBone skipped but I went with two other guys Al and Cementhead!
It was surprising that Ozzy was carrying two opening acts with him But up first was Ugly Kid Joe who was all over radio and video that summer of 92 with there hit ” Hate Everything About You’ UKJ was fun man, just a goofy band from California that wasn’t trying to re invent the wheel!
Slaughter was up next. They were plugging there Wild Life release and of course the Stick It To Ya release. I had both Slaughter CDs and well between the two of em Stick To Ya was better as from the Wild Life they played the title track(Wild Life) and Out For Love. I dunno live they gave me a headache, let me rephrase that Mark Slaughters voice gave me a headache. He was singing so high pitched kinda like Paul Stanley’s vocals on Animalize! I was kinda done by them at this show. Had no more real interest in them after this. NEXT…..
OZZZZZZY….after a short recap of Ozzys career on video. Here comes Zakk ripping into I Don’t Want To Change The World and were off. Ozzy had a great band with him along with Wylde he had Mike Inez on bass and Randy Castillio(RIP) pounding the skins and some dude plunking a bit of keys now and than. Gone was the elaborate stage shows of yesteryear. Just a straight ahead stage set up with a cool lighting rig and wall to wall videos showing Ozzy/his band and the crowd on the screens. The geezer was on fire,working the crowd,clapping,cussing,dousing the crowd with buckets of confetti or water!. Ozzman cometh that night to put on a final show right??! They played all the hits War Pigs,Mr Crowley,Road To Nowhere,Goodbye To Romance,Paranoid,Flying High Again,Shot In The Dark,Zakk on display in Suicide Solution,No More Tears,Crazy Train,Bark At The Moon,basically look at the song choices from his Live And Loud release and there it is….
Ozzy and his band were on fire that night,totally got our money’s worth from the headliner!
Of course Ozzy didn’t pack it in after his 1992 jaunt. He was back three years later with the Retirement Sucks Tour! Hahaha…how can you be mad at him?! At least he has a sense of humour about things!
Check out the live clip of Desire from Seattle(bootleg). Other than Desire being my favourite tune off of the No More Tears Album this video is Ozzy at his best …. Watching some fan do the drunk dance at the 40 second mark(Ozzy just doesn’t care!), leap frogging,shaking another fans hand at the the 2 :40 minute mark of the vid,spraying the crowd with buckets of water,Ozzy dropping his pants and just Ozzy being cool…
10 thoughts on “NO MORE TOURS TOUR……..YEAH RIGHT!!!”
Slaughter were one of the worst bands I ever saw live – I remember when the drummer threw his sticks into the crowd at the end, people threw them back ..
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Oh hahahaha THAT’S BRUTAL! Hahahahaha oh man.
They didn’t throw it back AT him, it was much more ‘No thanks, we don’t want them’. Supporting Cinderella on their Heartbreak Station tour.
That pretty much sums it up!
1537, how was the turnout for that show? The reason I’m asking is I had Tickets for David Lee Roth/Cinderella/Extreme and the whole tour was scrapped due to lack of tix being sold.
John Sinclair on keyboards Deke, I believe!
I saw Slaughter live. Unlike 1537 I saw a good show, but I was burned out on Mark’s voice by 92 as well.
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I had a buddy in high school that was into Slaughter. So I must have heard some of it, hanging out. But none of it sticks in my memory.
But Ozzy. OZZY! I loved that Live And Loud set, when it came out. It had all the songs youd wanna hear – just like this show. Blood amazing. Another one for the ages, Deke-o-rama!
Oh yeah and meant tomention, I had that UKJ EP, loved it. I even bought the album afterwards, with the mock of the statue of liberty on the cover. They were in and of a time, and I liked their humour. Haven’t got them here anymore, and haven’t heard them in ages. Betcha the youtubes has ’em…
Point of order, if my memory serves correctly – weren’t the versions of Everything About You different between the EP and the album? Am I right in remembering that?
I had bought also bought UKJ Ep and album as well. The song Mr Recordman was pretty cool. Your right they served a purpose with there humour when there wasn’t a lot of humour in rock at the time…