I’ve heard a lot of crap talked about Randy Rhoads not being a damned good guitarist. I’m calling bullshit!
1980 was a breaking point for guitar technology and Rhoads was play fixed bridge guitars AFAIK. Not a time of Floyd Rose trems everywhere.
Listen to Over The Mountain and remember Randy was playing a white Les Paul most the time back then. Listen to his guitar manipulation on those tracks. He manipulated strings and bent necks as needed. Hero status.
Randy was a damned good guitarist in my eyes. I’ll never waver from that. Hall of Fame in My Humble Opinion!!!!!