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Like a Guilty Pleasure out of Hell
on 27 April 2014
The main quibble for this record seems to be the below par singing ability of Jim Steinman, compared to Meat Loaf. So when I listened to the album for the first time I tried forget that it was going to be a Meat loaf album, but instead appraise the record on it's own merits.
Unfortunately I found that to be an impossible task; it just sounds too much like "Bat out of Hell (part 2)", & Steinman's vocals aren't quite up to the task, but saying that, after a couple of tracks you get used to his voice, & beside Meat Loaf's vocal's can be a little OTT to say the least (but he is an actor who usually plays a character in the songs he's performing).
I don't think there are any tracks on "Bad for Good" as good as such classics as "Two out of three Ain't Bad" or "Paradise by the Dashboard light", although "Dance in your Pants" has a similar song structure to it, but it's still enjoyable nonsense & sometimes you're in the mood to listen to music that you don't have to think about too much (all work & no play makes Jac a dull boy!).