A singer with a vocal talent that few, very few, if not none, are capable of matching. Track-To-Track Guide To The Music Of Meatloaf below is the way to understand and analyze the best songs of the singer.
Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
After Jim Steinman issued his Bad For Good record in 1981, the album’s initial release included a 7-inch record that contained the track “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through.”
One of Meat Loaf’s best-recorded songs for the Bat Out of Hell II album. You simply can’t let a tune like this one be missed out. The impact Steinman gave from this song was a definitive artistic intention, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” simply one of Steinman’s greatest compositions.
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
As a theme, “You Took…” is another vitalist rock with huge choruses and bigger than life choruses that you never tire of listening to, featuring a terrific sax solo by Edgar Winter, the brother of the legendary albino blues-rocker Johnny Winter, and an Unforgettable spoken introduction between Meat and his female vocalist Ellen Foley, both giving off a sensuality with the simple use of words and whispers like never before heard.
I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
Bat Out Hell II begins with I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That): guitar effects, Roy Bittan’s piano, hard rock guitars … the show begins. It is a magnificent prologue that gives the entrance to the voice of Meat Loaf singing a typical Steinman theme, between operatic and rock, with that personal stamp and choirs trademark of the house. The truth is that – and that happens in various parts of the album – we can perfectly imagine Bonnie Tyler singing this song, a hit single that reached platinum sales and earned the vocalist a Grammy.
Paradise By The Dashboard Light
In any case, and although in the future he will demonstrate his exceptional skills as a balladeer numerous times, we prefer the Dallas bison roaring, and that is why we are enthusiastic about “All Revved Up with no Place to go”, a more direct rock conducted by the sax of Winter and an excellent rhythm, with a tachycardic acceleration at the end, and above all one of his best songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, another mini rock opera in itself whose two-voice structure, male vs female, it gave him a live role to stage a marital dispute full of energy, innuendo, and good humor. The rocker father of Homer Simpson washing dirty laundry in the open air with his partner before audiences across America, in an atmosphere of the exaltation of that invention called Spectacular Rock & Roll.
Bat Out Of Hell
The opening song, the famous “Bat Out of Hell”, needs no introduction. Nine minutes of the most bombastic rock and roll ever composed, a multitude of environments, a vocalist who pulls his boards as an actor and interprets each passage to perfection – impressive to hear him in the first two verses singing in a sly rocker plan, to change the register and get tender from the third, when he says “Oh Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world that’s pure …”. The perfect theme, in short, to close a Rock and Roll evening and leave a pavilion of people of any age with a smile on their lips and wanting to devour the night and succeed.