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Started by HouseOfLametta on Apr 21, 2021 4:30:54 PM
Dead Ringer

Jim Steinman dies aged 73.

Scream about it here.

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surferboogiewhatever - 21 Apr 2021 16:36:24 (#1 of 27)

<breaks out of her chains and breaks in a new pair of boots>

FleurDuMal - 21 Apr 2021 16:46:15 (#2 of 27)

You took the words right out of my mouth.

TRaney - 21 Apr 2021 16:50:06 (#3 of 27)

You've got a hell of a lot to learn about...rock and roll!

ArriveAlive - 21 Apr 2021 16:52:27 (#4 of 27)

I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday.

But I don't remember if it was a telecaster or a stratocaster...

TRaney - 21 Apr 2021 16:56:33 (#5 of 27)

But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome and a voice like a horny angel

HouseOfLametta - 21 Apr 2021 16:59:31 (#6 of 27)

<does anything for love>

spartak - 21 Apr 2021 17:00:51 (#7 of 27)

Didn’t he write everything on the Bat Out Of Hell album?

TommyDGNR8 - 21 Apr 2021 17:06:52 (#8 of 27)

I never "got" Steinman (or Meatloaf for that matter) until I saw his Tanz Der Vampire - a musical based on Polanski's Dance of the Vampires.

It's all just musical theatre with Marshall amps, and that's no bad thing.

ArriveAlive - 21 Apr 2021 17:07:08 (#9 of 27)

<does anything for love>

I bet you say that to ALL the guys...

solomongursky - 21 Apr 2021 17:08:12 (#10 of 27)

Stop right there.

spartak - 21 Apr 2021 17:12:29 (#11 of 27)

Paradise by the dashboard light is a great song

ArriveAlive - 21 Apr 2021 17:13:27 (#12 of 27)

Didn’t he write everything on the Bat Out Of Hell album?

He also wrote practically all (if not everything) on Deadringer too? Plus he released Bad For Good in his own name, singing material which Meat Loaf couldn't record at the time due to voice issues.

And he was responsible for Bonnie Tyler's "Faster than the Speed of Night" LP (including the single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" ).

TRaney - 21 Apr 2021 17:14:32 (#13 of 27)

I never "got" Steinman

You surprise me, I'd have thought he would be right up your street.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Apr 2021 17:32:14 (#14 of 27)

Bloodshot street at that.

TommyDGNR8 - 21 Apr 2021 17:45:17 (#15 of 27)

Arf!

Don't know why - combination of factors probably - a bit too blokey-beer'n'bikes, a bit too grandiose, a bit too much "sit down and listen to me", a bit too American.

I like my music superficial.

TRaney - 21 Apr 2021 17:59:35 (#16 of 27)

That’s what I mean. It’s daft, overblown, camp nonsense with its tongue in its cheek and its heart on its sleeve.

TRaney - 21 Apr 2021 18:54:06 (#17 of 27)

Nice tribute

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/21/jim-steinman-master-of-the-power-ballad-gave-pop-an-operatic-energy

He also announced that the Pandora’s Box album had been inspired by a scene in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights where Heathcliffe exhumed Cathy’s corpse and “danced with it on the beach in the cold moonlight”. It should be added that this scene seems to have existed entirely in Steinman’s head – nothing like it happens in Brontë’s book. But then, Jim Steinman seemed very much the kind of guy who might read Wuthering Heights and decide it needed amping up a little.

levelgaze - 21 Apr 2021 19:03:11 (#18 of 27)

Great article that. I was thinking many of those things this morning when hearing he had died.

moto748 - 21 Apr 2021 19:16:12 (#19 of 27)

Any excuse to re-post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

TommyDGNR8 - 21 Apr 2021 19:24:10 (#20 of 27)

That is an excellent obit.

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