Stand By Your Man
Curb Records 1995
“Stand By Your Man” was an ill-conceived attempt by the people at Curb to capitalize on the success of the self-titled record. Unfortunately, all this record did was further solidify the fact that Curb was not the right home for Benny Mardones. This record was again produced by Grammy award winning producer Michael Lloyd, and while some of the material is good, it may be the weakest record in Benny’s Catalog. One of the highlights of this record includes Benny’s version of the Roy Orbison classic “Running Scared”. Benny and Roy were good friends, and Roy even lived with Benny for about three months. “Running Scared” was the song that Barbara Orbison chose for Benny to sing at The Roy Orbison Tribute that aired on Showtime. It is said she asked him to sing that song because no one else could hit the notes.