Since the release of his Work to Rule EP earlier this year, emcee, beat-boxer, and live looper Jack Moves quietly unleashed a Bandcamp cassingle entitled "Smoke Break/Sweet Revenge." Now, he has returned to unveil his next Extended Play. It's titled I'm Insane: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, which is obviously, a 6-song tribute to The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne and his long-time/now-defunct band, Black Sabbath. I'm Insane includes Jack Moves' previously released and extremely spot-on cover of Ozzy's howling 1983 single, "Bark at The Moon," as well as his 1995 Zakk Wylde & Geezer Butler-assisted single, "Perry Mason." For I'm Insane, Jack Moves additionally tackles "Shot In The Dark" from The Ultimate Sin (1986) and "Mr. Crowley" from Blizzard of Ozz (1980) as well as Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath" from their 1970 self-titled debut. Then, Jack Moves and his guitar-playing buddy Philip Miles took it upon themselves to pen and record an Ozzy Osbourne-indebted original for I'm Insane's title track.
On his source of inspiration behind "I'm Insane," Jack Moves says he and Miles "had a running joke about how every solo Ozzy song involved lyrics talking about how he was insane and how people keep asking him stuff and he doesn't know the answer." Although, likely, most notably is Jack Moves' All-Voice/Vocal Live Looping Version of "Black Sabbath," which, as its title alludes, was created with just Jack Moves' own voice; he uses a live looping technique, aided by special equipment, wherein he can essentially, record himself and continually, keep recording and meticulously layering his voice until he has a fully-fleshed out completed song, such as "Black Sabbath." Jack Moves' I'm Insane: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne is now available on all major digital streaming platforms. We would also, suggest Following his social media pages for regular updates and original content. Keep an eye on Jack Moves' YouTube channel for newly uploaded live looping/beat-boxing videos every Wednesday.
"'He got in a bad ATV accident. You know he was probably giving the finger to a camera or something just before that." So said a buddy of mine [Shane Bennett] a ways back RE: Ozzy. Thanks in large part to @101WRIF Detroit, Ozzy Osbourne's songs were part of my Rock "N" Roll diet and education. Even though, from a young age his goofy, schlock Horror, post-Alice Cooper (but on WAY more drugs) persona rang as a bit more of an act than I'd like—especially, after I learned about Mayhem Emperor, et. al.—I had heard his songs so many damn times I couldn't deny he was The Godfather. And after, I discovered [Black] Sabbath in earnest, well sh*t, as if I needed more proof. So, cheers to the Heavy Metal forefathers, such as Mr. John Osbourne, who stumbled across something infinitely cooler than some beefed-up Chess Records knock-off by Cream that they were probably trying to ape at the time (just playing, Cream, you know I love you!) No matter how many times you exhort us to "GO CRAZAAAAY," I never fully doubt your sincerity."
- Jack Moves (@jackmovesofficial)