Sharon Osbourne revealed a “secret disco band music” titled “You Can Strike Oil – In Hollywood” that she recorded with a gaggle referred to as the Sheikettes greater than 40 years in the past.
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The Osbournes matriarch detailed the music on a current episode of The Osbournes podcast, which additionally options her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, and their youngsters Kelly and Jack. The household acquired a fan-submitted query that mentioned, “Had you discovered Sharon’s secret disco band music but?”
Certainly that they had. “You aren’t the one singer on this household,” Jack instructed Ozzy. “Who knew Kelly and I got here from such greatness in relation to music?”
The Prince of Darkness appeared perplexed to be taught his spouse sang on the monitor, commenting, “She’s fucking tone-deaf.”
The household then performed a portion of the music, which opens with the favored “Arabian riff” (often known as “The Streets of Cairo” or “the snake charmer music”) earlier than getting into conventional disco territory.
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Sharon then defined the inspiration behind the Sheikettes monitor, which got here out in 1978.
“There’s a home on Sundown Boulevard, and it is an unsightly white home now … it was a lovely, white, traditional residence,” she mentioned. “I went into the home a number of occasions. It had an unbelievable speakeasy that you simply bought via below the staircase. … Anyway, the home was up on the market, and a younger Arab couple purchased it, and the spouse stuffed the backyard and stuffed the wall, which had these massive urns on [it] initially, with plastic flowers.”
She continued: “It was so ridiculous, it made the information that any person had put plastic flowers right here. And folks used to return down on the weekend, and the automobiles would sluggish, they usually’d put plastic flowers [in the garden]. And this younger Arab couple beloved it, so then they bought statues of ladies, bare, and painted them, painted nipples on and pubic hairs and all of that, in order that the site visitors would preserve their home. And it went throughout America. After which they fell out, and the chauffeur set hearth to the home and it burned down.”
“So, you made the correlation of like, ‘Oh, they struck oil in Hollywood as a result of they turned the home right into a spectacle,'” Jack then mentioned to Sharon, which she affirmed.
The Sheikettes launched “You Can Strike Oil – In Hollywood” on Jet Data, the label based by Sharon’s father, Don Arden (and which launched Osbourne’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman). In keeping with Discogs, the group additionally included Carol Connors, who co-wrote the Rocky theme music “Gonna Fly Now,” and a lady named Avril Giacobbi.
Jack, Kelly and Ozzy all agreed that the Sheikettes ought to reunite and play a present. (“It is all about reunions, mum,” Kelly argued.) Sharon, nevertheless, was much less satisfied, telling her household, “I believe you’ve misplaced the plot.”
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