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Pat Boone in a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

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Pat Boone in a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Pat Boone
genre:
Metal

We gave it a D

On Pat Boone in a Metal Mood, burdensome white man Pat Boone tackles the heavy-metal canon — and the finished product is as astonishing as it is obtuse. Stultifying big-band arrangements and Boone’s frighteningly earnest vocals (more Ozzie Nelson than Ozzy Osbourne) convey not a shred of wit or irony — it’s a big joke without a punchline. The album’s insipid subtitle says it all: No more, Mr. Nice Guy.