RIP Jim Steinman - Heaven Couldn't Wait

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  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    What a great writer/talent. Gone too soon :(

     
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    Ah, a Jim Steinman essentials playlist popped up for me today. Now I now why. A very diverse group of singers from Meatloaf to Barbara Streisand. A talented songwriter, no doubt. His legacy will be enjoyed for some time to come.
     
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    He wrote half the soundtrack for my adolescence.

    Truly a mad genius.
     
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    Romantic without getting too cheesy is tough. He could walk the line.
     
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    I always thought he wrote the male-POV of teen 'romance' better than anyone else I could name.
     
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    That’s such a shame.

    He always struck me as sort of a rock and roll Wagner. Very operatic.

    And say what you will, but the Bat Out Of Hell album got me through being a teenager in the crappy little Missouri town I grew up in.

    When Meatloaf sang his words in “All Revved Up With No Place To Go” I knew exactly what he meant.

    And a few years later, in that one song that’s so easy for everyone to mock, I knew exactly what “your love is like a shadow on me all of the time” felt like, too.

    He was weird. He was over top. He was garish. And he wrote songs that connected with some of us in a very strong, emotional way.

    Rest In Peace Jim Steinman. You strange, magnificent bastard.
     
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    I was a fan.
     
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    RIP
     
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    I lived in Lee’s Summit MO until I was 15. I get it.
     
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    Me too.

     
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    DeSoto for me.

    45 miles and six centuries south of St. Louis. I escaped at 18.
     
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    And I am only about 8 miles west of Lee's Summit now.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jim-steinman-meatloaf-bonnie-tyler-190851023.html

    His signature works were Meat Loafs "Bat Out Of Hell" and Bat Out Of Hall II albums and the Bonnie Tyler classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

    I'm sure there are those who aren't fans of the Meat Loaf productions but Jim Steinman's theatrical writing style and flair for the dramatic in his lyrics marked a major change in commercial song writing and made a mark that's survived for many years via songs like "Paradise By The Dashboard Lights", "Bat Out Of Hell", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", and "I Would Do Anything For Love".

    RIP Jim.....enjoyed your work and your tongue in cheek humor.
     
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    He wrote songs that were easily recognised as his yet individually distinctive. A huge talent. RIP.
     
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    Two Out of Three is a masterpiece
     
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    Indeed.

    I know nothing of the man unfortunately but loved that Meatloaf album in my eager youth.

    Todd Rungren played mean strat on it too. For me 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light' was the standout. Great old school (pun intended) rock n roll and funny, funny, funny.
     
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    ‘yeah, we’ve all (guys I mean) been there.
     
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    Perhaps some of the female members too. It is a duet after all with both sides represented.
     
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    I liked his Music and work from the first time I heard Bat out of hell.
    I have a lot of the Music he has written - and produced, performed by both him self, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Karla DeVito and Streisand. Here´s from my vinyl collection:

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    No - I don´t have the single No matter what With Boyzone, but I have the original CD Whistle Down the Wind (written in co With ALW) - and Tina Arena´s Nice Version of the title song in on her CD:

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    RIP Jim Steinman. Thank you for Your Music.
     
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