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Month: August 2022

  • “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf

    The details vary, but the legend goes that at some point when Steinman and Meat Loaf were being rejected by all of the record labels on earth, someone brought up the Ira Kosloff and Maurice Mysels song “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” made famous by Elvis Presley and said, “Why can’t…

  • “All Revved up with No Place to Go” by Meat Loaf

    I said that it was going to be considered blasphemy by other Steinman fans that I don’t think “Heaven Can Wait” is among his best work. This one I have to go a step further: I absolutely do not like it. I have an odd opinion in that I like Bat out of Hell II:…

  • “Heaven Can Wait” by Meat Loaf

    The third song on Bat out of Hell is its softest and sweetest moment, a gently sung ballad backed by piano and strings. The bombast that so defines Steinman’s work is all gone, not just sonically but (at least on the surface) lyrically as well. The melody is a relatively simple, flowing movement almost entirely…

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