In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

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This is also the soundtrack of a 1996 music documentary co-starring Deep Purple, Lemmy, and Dweezil Zappa.
In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Studio album by Pat Boone
Released January 1997
Recorded 1996 at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Swing
Length 53:13
Label Hip-O Records
Producer Michael Lloyd; Jeffrey Weber
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy is a 1997 album by 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 35 years), but it did not please some of his longtime supporters who consider the heavy metal genre in bad taste, or worse.[2]

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
position
US Billboard 200[3] 125

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