In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy is a 1997 album by American singer Pat Boone in which Boone covers hard rock and heavy metal songs in a jazz/big band style. Boone promoted the album by appearing in leather clothing (and, at that year's American Music Awards, wearing a dog collar). He succeeded in propelling Metal Mood onto the Billboard record charts (making it Boone's first hit album in 36 years), but it did not please some of his older, longtime fans who considered the heavy metal genre in bad taste, or worse.[2] The album has since become somewhat popular as a joke gift to metal fans (as often indicated in reviews given to it) although some serious sites have given it good reviews on its own merits. The album featured guest appearances from well-known rock musicians such as Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore.[3]

In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 1997
Recorded1996 at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA
ProducerMichael Lloyd; Jeffrey Weber
Pat Boone chronology
The Pat Boone Family Christmas
In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Echoes of Mercy
Professional ratings
Review scores

In October of the same year, and in a similar vein, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé covered Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" in a lounge-jazz style on the 1997 compilation album release, Lounge-A-Palooza. This idea of giving rock hits a "standards" treatment was imitated later by Boone's contemporary Paul Anka in the 2005 album Rock Swings, which also featured Anka doing a cover of "Black Hole Sun".

Track listing edit

  1. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (Original: Judas Priest) – 4:19
  2. "Smoke on the Water" (Original: Deep Purple) – 3:53
  3. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (Original: AC/DC) – 4:37
  4. "Panama" (Original: Van Halen) – 5:15
  5. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (Original: Alice Cooper) – 3:06
  6. "Love Hurts" (Original: Everly Brothers, popularized as a hard rock ballad by Nazareth; composed by Boudleaux Bryant) – 4:57
  7. "Enter Sandman" (Original: Metallica) – 3:52
  8. "Holy Diver" (Original: Dio) – 4:44
  9. "Paradise City" (Original: Guns N' Roses) – 4:41
  10. "The Wind Cries Mary" (Original: The Jimi Hendrix Experience) – 4:12
  11. "Crazy Train" (Original: Ozzy Osbourne) – 4:32
  12. "Stairway to Heaven" (Original: Led Zeppelin) – 4:59

Personnel edit

Chart performance edit

Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 125

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy - Pat Boone - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Pat Boone Answers His Metal Mood Critics". Archived from the original on 1 March 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy review - Metal Storm". Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Pat Boone Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.