by Ozzy Osbourne
~ Ozzy takes MTV ~
Ozzy had been on MTV before. His Speak of the Devil concert became one of the first weekend concerts, back when the MTV used to broadcast a concert each weekend. But his video for Shot in the Dark was one of his first that was not only a story-driven video, but the first time Ozzy found himself squaring off toe-to-toe in heavy rotation with folks like Michael Jackson and Wham.
Although it’s not a synth heavy tune (which was more common in the mid-80s among heavier bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest than you would expect) the mix is a little muddy and although the chorus lends itself well to a big sing-along, it’s definitely more on the pop side and less on the riff-driven hard rock side than we’re used to from Ozzy.