Archive for December 14th, 2011

Standing Pat

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

In the 1950’s and early ‘60’s, there was no cleaner, Christian crooner than Pat Boone.  He had a string of hit love songs so beautiful and innocent, all the white high school boys in America could swoon over their budding-breast sweeties and remain virgins.  It was rumored you could get cavities listening to them because they were so sweet.

But then came the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and the Animals.  Suddenly Pat Boone became as out of place as Mother Theresa in a drunken conga line at a wedding reception.  He was popular at old time Bible camp revivals and state fairs – but pretty much faded into the white, good night.

Then, over 30 years later, Pat Boone flipped out and got into HEAVY METAL.  He started wearing all black leather outfits on television and, at one point, even a friggin’ dog collar!  In 1997, he released an album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy which shocked just about everyone.  The album hit the Billboard charts making it Boone’s first hit album in 35 years!  Now, almost 15-years later, no one still has any idea why he did it.

Except me – I’m laughing my ass off! Way to bust ‘em, Pat!