Boone Twang

:: What's Gnawing At Me ::

:: July, You're A Woman ::

:: Within My Own Time ::

:: Song Of The Siren ::

:: Molly ::

:: Never Goin' Back ::

:: Long Distance ::

:: No Playing In The Snow Today ::

:: I've Got A Secret ::

:: Bad News ::

:: Break My Mind ::

:: Friends ::

You thought the first time that the whitebread crooner tried something a little different was in the 90's with that wacky In A Metal Mood album? Nope. In 1969, Pat released this album, a "departure" from the safe and clean renditions he was famous for. As you might be able to guess from the cover, it's his sort of country-rock/road-folk album. And it's only made slightly stranger by the fact that it was released on Bill Cosby's short-lived Tetragrammaton label.

I really wish there was more information, but the only liner notes are a hippyish message from Pat and some thanks that include a whole lot of people that probably would have rather been left off, thank you. Apparently, Ry Cooder is on this, as well as some of the Lovin' Spoonful, and the Turtles. No mention of the producer, but I somehow doubt that Tetragrammaton's staff producer (and longtime Neil Young co-conspirator) David Briggs was involved, although you just never know.

I had a really hard time picking songs, since they are all interesting in their own way, and because of the different songwriters (old timey goofer Biff Rose, "Indian Reservation" and "Tobacco Road" penner John D. Loudermilk, and latter day Kingston Trio member and "people out there turnin' music into gold" dude John C. Stewart are featured prominently) involved, so here's everything. I didn't zip it up because most people aren't going to want this much Boone. So play some Pat Boone roulette! If you want odd, definitely check out "Friends" and his cover of the Tim Buckley tune "Song of the Siren," if for no other reason than to hear Pat warble "yo ho ho and bottle of rum!" at the outset.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 1:17:00 PM

yeah, it's an odd one. picking through the thankyous, i surmised that jerry yester had something to do with this (being a spoonful, and being associated with Judy henske, who's also mentioned), that jack nitzsche had some arrangement input, with larry knechtel on keys. and then there's the fact that biff rose was on that label, and boone covers a couple of biff songs on 'departure, so maybe there's some producer overlap there...    

Monday, March 17, 2008 10:04:00 AM

is there any way you could re upload this? thanks    

Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:51:00 AM

I'd also love you to reload this. Clarence White plays guitar on this album and, being a CW fan, I love to hear it.    

Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:44:00 AM

ditto. Please reupload this beauty!!!    

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