BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
HANGOVER MUSIC VOL VI
SPITFIRE MAY 2004 It’s strange to think that man mountain Zakk Wylde quit the evil brew almost a decade ago. admittedly, being told by a doctor that you’ll need a liver transplant by the age of 45 might incentivise such a decision. Back in 2004, Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist sidekick was still knocking back the booze, but despite its title this laidback release provided a window into his mellower, more sensitive side. “This is the most introspective record of Wylde’s career to date,” wrote Malcolm Dome in
Hammer’s eight out of 10 review. Perhaps its biggest surprise was a haunting, piano-based cover of Procol harum’s classic
A Whiter Shade Of Pale that Malcolm called “more vintage wine than cheap rye”.