Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ozzy Osbourne / Pat Boone - Crazy Train

Crazy Train... Haha! Of course this is an Ozzy Osbourne song from the 80's. There are some lyrics in the song that I know those who have been trapped in religion can relate to. Ah, yes, and then there was PAT BOONE'S version of the song! (See below). I was so very intrigued when Boone put out his In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy album in 1997. He recorded a handful of my favorite hair metal songs in a big band/jazz style.

Man, it's a CRAZY album... LOL. Boone covered tunes from Judas Priest, Van Halen, Metallica, Guns 'n Roses and several others. He got quite a lot of heat from TBN at the time, and they even pulled his show off the air because of the album. (Read about the ordeal here, including Boone's response). Anyway, I've still got the cassette tape and I give it a listen every now and then.

Crazy Train - select lyrics:

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and we live the role


Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Rest of the lyrics here.

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

Pat Boone - Crazy Train - Chooo choooo!


  1. Ten Thumbs down on Pat!

    They call this stuff elevator music for the gray rinse was plain painful to listen to Pat - sorry...ah this is soooooooo wrong. It makes me want to hit the trail and keep on going!!!

    Perhaps it is because there is no killer Marshall stack and Gibson's involved.

    Sometimes Christians are called lame - perhaps some deserve the T-shirt.

    End of flesh Rant - off to seek out LP Vinyl remedy complete with pops and hisses and killer guitar licks... not nice time post a warning...I feel dirty!!


  2. Did this stir up some 'mental wounds?' ;)

    Hey I know there's no killer guitar licks, but is that not a mean tuba and trombone?!! And the snazzy jazzy sax solo in the middle. Not to mention the crazy crazy train choo choo singers...!

  3. It must truly get lonely in the mid west.

    Wide open spaces. . .few humans. . .
    (giggling in therapy)

  4. It provides plenty of time to (hopefully) post a few more Pat Boone videos for you in the near future! Consider yourself warned!

  5. I am forsaking - read the brews riot act if you want - but gotta love this new found freedom...

  6. hehehe Has it already snowed you in in Iowa? Thank you for the wonderful laugh...choochoo

  7. WC,

    I won't quote you Hebrews 10. I'll simply shun you.


    NO snow SO far! LOL However, on the way home tonight she mentioned the four letter word on the pre-forecast teaser (you know, when they say the weather is coming up after these messages), but I didn't actually hear the forecast. On my little Yahoo weather widget here on my desktop it just shows a mixture of sun, rain and wind over the next few days.

    But no matter what, I know it's not toooo far off! I suppose you don't quite get all this winter weather where you are now! Methinks you guys picked a great place to live!

  8. Joel,
    As an "old" metal head, I have to say that Pat Boone should NEVER have recorded these songs! ;-) That might be the worst thing I've ever heard.

    I was listening to an old Black Sabbath song yesterday, and the lyrics talk about a person believing in God.

    Out of respect for your blog, I won't post them, but if you're interested you can read them here.

  9. John,

    Back when this album came out, I happened to be listening to a rock station that played one of the original metal songs that Boone had recorded on his album. (I can't remember which song). I recall the DJ going on and on about how wrong it was for Pat Boone to have done that song. Haha!

    I'll check out those Black Sabbath lyrics. On the album, Pat does some other songs with 'spiritual tones,' sort of. Stairway To Heaven, Holy Diver, Enter Sandman (with 'now I lay me down to sleep...' in the middle) and Alice Cooper's No More Mr. Nice Guy. LOL

    The whole concept is humorous to me. I think it was a huge joke that a lot of the church didn't "get." =D And although some of you 'get' it, but yet think the music is just plain wrong, I'll still continue to admit that I listen to it now and then... =)