POLL: WHICH VERSION OF “HELLRAISER” IS BETTER, OZZY’S OR MOTÖRHEAD’S?
Watching Demon Lung’s new video for “Lament Code” reminded me —
I know this isn’t always a fashionable opinion, but No More Tears has been, is, and probably forever will be my favorite Ozzy record. I don’t think there’s a song on it I don’t love, including “Hellraiser,” which Mr. Osbourne co-wrote (or maybe “co-wrote”) with Zakk Wylde (back when he was still awesome) and Motörhead’s own legendary hot mess, Lemmy Kilmister. I love the song so much, in fact, that I’ve never really gotten used to Motörhead’s own version, which appeared a year after Ozzy’s on the soundtrack for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (which is the one where Pinhead and cenobites leave Hell and, like, come to earth n’ stuff).
Here’s both versions side by side:
So, let’s have a dork vote — which version is better?