Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Soundtrack for Bizarro World

While researching music inspired by the Vietnam war, I discovered that Pat Boone recorded a pro-war song called "Wish You Were Here, Buddy" which

featured a soldier in Vietnam ridiculing war protesters and threatening to come looking for them after the war
I'm not having much luck finding that recording (darn!) but I'm persistent and will keep looking.

In the meantime, I've found the weirdest concept album since William Shatner's Transformed Man, which features the infamous "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds": Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. The sample clips are so freaky-deaky that I'm tempted to cough up the $6.00 plus shipping to get a used copy. It would be the perfect thing to listen to while reading up on, oh, say, Bush's budget.

Featured songs include:
"Enter Sandman"
"Stairway to Heaven"

Yes, that "Panama." That "Enter Sandman." That "Stairway to Heaven." That Pat Boone.

(Edited 2-12-06 to add photo of album and to correct link to album.)


Madame X said...

I seem to recall seeing pictures of Pat Boone in sunglasses and some kind of black leather get up for that album... scary.

Bitty said...

Yep, that's the one. I should have linked a photo. Maybe I should try that now.