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on 29 October 2007
.....then you need to get this album, Bad for Good, by Jim Steinman. Having appreciated the sound and energy of Bat out of Hell, I was then introduced to this album. I (almost) never play Bat out of Hell any longer. This Jim Steinman album is the "real (rock and roll) deal". It's a pity Mr. Steinman doesn't record more. A class act. A class Rock and Roll album. Kevin Gibbons.
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on 24 July 2011
The reputed differences of opinion between the somewhat inflated ego that was Meat Loaf - and with some justification - after the mega success of "Bat out of Hell" (still one of the great albums) and the recognition that 75% of the sucess was down to Jim Steinman..by Jim Steinman led to a difficult relationship come second album time. Particularly as Todd Rundgren saw the light sufficiently clearly to be justified in creaming off another 10% of the credit...

Contratemps manifested themselves publicly in the widely reported "voice problems" for the former. When set alongside that Meat also allegedly hated the title song for at least a decade, something had to give ...and so it was ultimately that the Bad for Good" album appeared under Jim Steinman's name whilst one a day opted for "Dead Ringer" and a recovered throat a little while later.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing (so useful at the time!) and "Peel out" the lead off on dead ringer pales into insignificance when set against the power house that is "Bad for Good" - supplemented by "Rock and roll dreams come through" "Surf's up" "lost boys and golden girls" and so on this album. Incidentally, to mention that whereas some previous reviewers have commented on Mr. Steinman's vocals...some are but there is more than a fair smattering of Rory Dodd (also from "Bat out of Hell") on there as well...

The songs on "Bad for Good" are not as even as on "Bat" - two unique albums in a row would be pushing it (!) and a few swap overs with "Dead ringer" would have improved this album ("Gonna love her for the both of us", "Evertyhing is permitted")but "Bad for Good" certainly deserved to be made and as Meat Loaf has subsequently recorded most of these songs at one point or another..today's challenge is to be a mighty re-arranger and plant these tracks into the original order by both artists - ok, occasional gaps - then you can be the judge...
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on 25 November 2010
I've had this album on vinyl since it was released and have always loved it. CD not just gives me a cvopy in another format. As good as it is, I would still have liked to have heard Meatloaf give it a go. Such is life.......
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on 7 July 2016
My first vinyl. On the day my father bought me my first turntable I bought this album. It was the first and only one for a long time. I still love all the songs and poems.
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on 10 June 2013
Great album and so easy to get hold of from this seller at a good price. This is a great album by the artist who sounds more like Meatloaf than he does himself
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on 11 September 2013
If you like Bat out of Hell then this si an interesting listen. Steinman's voice isn't great on all tracks but it is still got some good moments.
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on 11 December 1999
Bat out of Hell was great and this is just as good with the same format of ballad and rock in equal proportion. One great track after another.
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on 4 March 2013
Loved this on vinyl, liked it a lot on CD. Doesn't quite live up to my recollection of it from the 80's but still some good tunes.
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on 19 June 2014
This is a good album which could do with Meatloafs vocals, the same as Meatloaf wasn't the same without Jim Steinman.
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on 27 June 2015
great cd had the lp but rock and roll dreams came with it on a 45 but is on the cd loved it
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