As for Journal of a Madman, the record can be considered as the most ideal bookend to Blizzard of Ozz. While cut in only six several weeks and appearing a bit hurried in locations, it provided a new set of metal anthems for FM stations, as well as adequate Rhoads guitar fretboard acrobatics. By this time, the instrument publications were starting to get noticable his enjoying, providing term of a new instrument feeling to attract their visitors. Remarkably, the musician was becoming more infatuated with traditional instrument and, as the preliminary excitement of traveling with Ozzy started dressed in off, indicated a new to get off the street to exercise his nylon-string abilities. Randy reputedly even employed regional instructors to provide him traditional training as the Ozzy device combined across the nation.
In 1987, the double-live LP Honor was released and acknowledged, nicely enough, to both Osbourne and Rhoads. Recorded in ’81, paths on this record catch the persistent power of the Osbourne team, presenting Rhoads with the pummeling Sarzo/Aldridge beat area. The record was another hit (hitting #6 on the U.S. maps and promoting more than two thousand copies), and taken the team in all its raw, metal wonder.