Jim Steinman productions - search/destroy

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However, Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is one of my most liked ever tunes, with its soaring epic quality, summoning up this image of it being in some monstrously overblown film of the 1980s.

I also have high regard for Steinman's work with The Sisters Of Mercy.

what else has he done which I would like to hear?

DV (dirtyvicar), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Search: The Sisters of Mercy "Dominion", "This Corrosion"
Destroy:The Sisters of Mercy "More", Meat Loaf's catalog

That said, I hear a lot of stuff that could really use his touch. Stuff that really is begging to be bombastic but just has no clue how to approach bombast ridiculously (and hugely) enough.

anode (anode), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 17:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Also search Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero", which is even more insane than I remembered. It's some of the oddest drum programming a hit song's ever had, particularly the minute of cascading sixteenth-note kick drums.

Brian Miller, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 18:00 (sixteen years ago) link

It's pretty clear that there needs to be a Steinman megamix that fades back and forth between "Holding Out For a Hero" and "This Corrosion".

Brian Miller, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 18:04 (sixteen years ago) link

His work on Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep" is a guilty pleasure of mine.

Did Steinman ever do *anything* that wasn't "monstrously overblown"?

Joseph McCombs, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 18:16 (sixteen years ago) link

S: Meat Loaf, "Total Eclipse"

D: Sisters of Mercy. Not that I actually know what part of their oeuvre JS had anything to do with or have listened to all of it but they're worthless anyway.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 18:25 (sixteen years ago) link

destroy

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 22:18 (sixteen years ago) link

What was that Celine Dion song he did? I always have trouble remembering *anything* she sang...

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

S: Air Supply, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All"

D: Fire, Inc., "Tonight is What it Means to be Young"

J (Jay), Thursday, 19 February 2004 01:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Let me sleep on it.

Joe (Joe), Thursday, 19 February 2004 01:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Baby, baby, let me sleep on it.

Joe (Joe), Thursday, 19 February 2004 01:57 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...
EVERY NOW AND THEN I FALL APART!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pIb6WmFI7yo

félix pié, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:28 (thirteen years ago) link

BATTLE OF THE JIM STEINMAN INTERPRETERS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIup5g0nCQQ

vs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lE6Htee0sA

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Bat Out of Hell is a cracker, but once you've heard it there's absolutely no need to listen to any other song by him ever.

chap, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:34 (thirteen years ago) link

My favorite:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1Cs4YeCPm_o&mode=related&search=

Joe, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 02:18 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Also search Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero", which is even more insane than I remembered. It's some of the oddest drum programming a hit song's ever had, particularly the minute of cascading sixteenth-note kick drums.

Holy shit, this is no joke. I guess I'd never really objectively paid attention to the details. It's like Steinman got a new toy and put all the settings on MAX.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:07 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

D: Fire, Inc., "Tonight is What it Means to be Young"

― J (Jay), Thursday, February 19, 2004 1:08 AM (fifteen years ago)

Absolutely love this song. That and Pandora's Box - "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" (really need that album someday).

Got his own album Bad For Good this week, surprised it has stayed in print. Positive that Rundgren is doing backing vocals like in Meat Loaf. Enjoying it so far but I doubt I'll ever be a complete Steinman fan. But I'm really in the mood for this kind of thing now.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 January 2020 00:35 (eight months ago) link

Love this album. Must be the second best song called "Surf's Up".

"Dance in My Pants" is the only song I'm not completely into, but there is a lot of fun parts.

Pandora's Box next.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 24 January 2020 21:57 (eight months ago) link

There's a night of cover bands coming up with locals playing as Meat Loaf, Patsy Cline, the Bee Gees, and My Bloody Valentine. I think this was curated just for me.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:02 (eight months ago) link

Love the description of a guitar's voice being like a "horny angel".

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

Surprised/not surprised that Steinman was involved in that one Take That song I like: "Never Forget"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 24 January 2020 22:38 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

My estimation of Bad For Good keeps rising.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:02 (six months ago) link

I'd never consciously listened to "Holding Out for a Hero" before. It made me think of "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" lol

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 6 March 2020 22:08 (six months ago) link

I always thought he produced Bat Out of Hell, but that was Todd Rundgren?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:10 (six months ago) link

Yes

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 March 2020 23:20 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

I really wish he'd found it way for "Tonight is What it Means to be Young" to be 20 minutes long.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 9 May 2020 19:01 (four months ago) link

recently found a skinny promo of the reissue of 'pandoras box' in the archive.
it's very full on.
i enjoyed it a lot more than i expected to.

mark e, Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:53 (four months ago) link


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