a pure mainline fix of rock and roll: MEATLOAF

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  1. thunderbyrd

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    Overblown and bombastic: Yes, Yes! utterly ridiculous on every level: oh, hell, yes! awkward and dopey lyrics: yes, a million times yes! a relentless forward motion: you better believe it! timeless? for me, absolutely. wicked and nasty guitar? by the ton!

    for the 8 minutes of it's duration, does it make you feel 18 again? does it make you believe in the power of rock and roll? does it make you want to bust out of this town full of losers? nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls and nothing's ever worth the cost? does it make you want to press down hard on the accelerator of life?

    i love Meatloaf's first album more than primal sin. play it LOUD.
     
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    Saw Meatloaf twice in the late 80's in Rhode Island... He put on a heck of a fun show.
    Sounded great live.
     
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    He was sadly getting past it vocally when I finally got to see him, but did do a great version of this song on the night. Absolutely brilliant tune, and yes, it does take me back to younger days.

    Incidentally, I thought Bat 3 was a great revelation when it came out. Had some smokingly hot and heavy tunes on it. Particularly liked this one.

     
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    Todd Rundgren's guitar playing is, indeed, wicked and it keeps me coming back to "Bat Out of Hell"... the song, at least.

    The rest of the LP, not so much. It's a good album and unique in it's approach, but a bit too Broadway-schmaltzy and I'd had my fill of it by the early '80s.
     
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    Jack Black owes his career to this man.

     
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    I always thought it was funny that so many women liked him - all those songs were about leaving!!
     
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