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In a Metal Mood: No More Mr Nice Guy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Pat Boone is in a metal mood, performing--God help us--"Stairway to Heaven" as well as songs by Judas Priest, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy Osbourne. — No Track Information Available... more »
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Pat Boone is in a metal mood, performing--God help us--"Stairway to Heaven" as well as songs by Judas Priest, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy Osbourne.
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Media Type: CD
Title: IN A METAL MOOD-NO MORE MR. N
Street Release Date: 01/21/1997
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Alison J. from OREFIELD, PA
Reviewed on 6/23/2006...
Boone sings hits like "Smoke on the Water" and "Stairway to Heaven." Big fun.
Pat Has Definitely Been Riding On The Crazy Train
Robert I. Hedges | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You just have to love the concept here: aging crooner takes up metal with his own, shall we say unique, stylings. I have listened extensively to Shatner and Nimoy sing. I have heard all the Golden Throats CDs (and love them all.) I even have listened to an album called "The Wit and Wisdom of Spiro Agnew." (Really.) But nothing prepared me for this. From the leather studded album cover with regulation glint in the eye, to the funny, yet ponderous liner notes, to the songs themselves, this is a masterwork of some sort. What sort, exactly, I'm not sure, but it demands to be listened to.
I guess this should be obvious, but if you are a metal fan hoping to hear a generic cover version of some of your metal and hard rock favorites, this CD is not for you. If you want to laugh until your sides hurt, it most definitely is. Standouts here include Metallica's "Enter Sandman", the seminal power rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven", and a stab at Hendrix with "Wind Cries Mary." All these are great, but do not even come close to the two best songs on the CD "Smoke on the Water" (you can for once actually understand all the lyrics, not that that's a ringing endorsement, mind you), and the greatest of them all, "Crazy Train." I have never in all my life laughed so hard at a song. The Ozzy classic comes across as something from a paunchy lounge singer in a purple crushed velour tux with a bad combover. This one song is enough to warrant the purchase of the CD. The funny thing is that despite the stupendous campy awfulness of this version, I could not stop hearing it in my head (occasionally resulting in inappropriate humming) for about two weeks: it is that powerful!
Buy this CD today and prepare to have a musical experience even more surreal than Shatner singing "Mister Tambourine Man." "In a Metal Mood" is truly out of this world.
Scott Sweet | Colorado Springs, CO | 02/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Warning: Pat Boone's "In a Metal Mood" is funnier than "Spinal Tap." Metallica, Judas Priest, and other metal greats are slain on the altar of Lawrence Welk. It's the album Ed Wood might have done.Seriously, the musicians on this album are world-class, and the arrangements are airtight. The problem is that classic rock does not translate to big band production. (Ironically, big band was the rock n' roll of ITS day.) Some of the original artists sat in on these recording sessions, so no lasting harm was done to the spirit of rock.The concept and execution are hilarious. Consider: if you like the "Saturday Night Live" sketch where the married music teachers butcher top 40, "In a Metal Mood" is your Holy Grail. When Pat Boone clearly enunciates the lyrics, you find out that "Smoke on the Water," while a great song, tells a dumb story.Sadly, Boone endured the scorn of his Christian fan base when "Metal Mood" came out. Pacemakers must have detonated all over the Bible Belt when people heard their old standby singing "Think it's easy doin' one night stands? Try playin' in a rock n' roll band." As Boone was dissed by home crowd, the rock community embraced him after their laughing convulsions subsided. Nice reversal - the youth market co-opting a conservative icon!Give Boone some credit; he wasn't trying to reinvent himself. He just indulged a curiosity. He's still drinking milk, but "In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy" proves he spiked that milk at least once."