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.