"Mr. Crowley" is the second single from British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz, released in 1980. The song was written by Osbourne, guitarist Randy Rhoads, and bass guitarist/lyricist Bob Daisley.

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Mr. Crowley is one of two singles released from the Blizzard of Ozz album, with Crazy Train being the first. The song was inspired by a book about Aleister Crowleywhich Osbourne had read and a deck of tarot cards that were found in the studio as recording of the album was commencing. Crowley was an English occultist andceremonial magician who had founded the Thelemite religion in the early 20th century.

The video game Fallout 3 uses the lyrics to the song in its walkthrough of You Gotta Shoot 'em in the Head.[1] The game also features a ghoulish character named "Mister Crowley".

The song was made available to download on May 31, 2011 for play in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform in both Basic rhythm, and PRO mode which takes advantage of the use of a real guitar / bass guitar, along with support for standard MIDI-compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.[2]

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