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Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

you might not have heard of him, but chance are you've heard some of his work

quote:

His most successful chart singles include Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", the Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" and "More", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep", Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"

if you've ever wondered why "Total Eclipse of the Heart" or "Paradise By the Dashboard Lights" were such unabashedly over-the-top bangers, you have this guy to thank

Steinman was known for his maximalist, operatic approach to music, once self-deprecatingly joking "If there was a market out there for 10-minute Wagnerian explosive anthems sung by a 350-pound guy with a huge voice, then we had that market cornered."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_ViIPA-Gc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo

Steinman was also a playwright- he collaborated with andrew lloyd webber on the musical stage version of Whistle Down the Wind (a classic British film about children who discover a fugitive in their attic and mistake him for jesus christ), and, in 2017, he realized his "dream project," a musical based on Meat Loaf's debut album (which he originally produced and which remains one of the best-selling albums of all time); Bat Out of Hell: The Musical opened at no-bullshit the manchester opera house

here are some cool lyrics of his that I found:

quote:

The entire city is burning

You can see the flames, like the inside of a mad jukebox

Lost boys stalk the streets with those jungle markings on their chests

Barbarians prowl in shadows, their heads rocking with rodents

Motorcycles reproduce in nocturnal alleys groaning with greasy pleasure

And they've blown up the YWCA like a giant balloon

And sent it out to sea full of screaming, lovely, lonely girls
and a spotify playlist in case you want to listen to more of his work

overall, Steinman was a unique voice that over a 52 year career left an indelible mark on popular music
cheers to a real one

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Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 32 minutes!


Some of my least favorite songs of all time.

That being said, I'm sorry to hear that he didn't did sooner.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Derek of the Andes
Dec 10, 2009


Big Beef City posted:

Some of my least favorite songs of all time.

That being said, I'm sorry to hear that he didn't did sooner.

But he did.

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


Jade Ear Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnHojqq06Jk

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


Jade Ear Joe

Big Beef City posted:

Some of my least favorite songs of all time.

That being said, I'm sorry to hear that he didn't did sooner.

this is taking gbs rear end in a top hat to a new level

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.





Big Beef City posted:

Some of my least favorite songs of all time.

That being said, I'm sorry to hear that he didn't did sooner.

Cmon man. This is harsh even for you.

20 Blunts
Jan 21, 2017



total eclipse of my fart

Mega64
May 23, 2008





That was a cool and detailed OP you wrote, I'm shocked no one else did a thread on this until now.

Gross Dude
Feb 5, 2007

Gross Dude

He also sang some of his songs too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jujSbje7pZA

thunderspanks
Nov 5, 2003

crucify this

Big Beef City posted:

Some of my least favorite songs of all time.

That being said, I'm sorry to hear that he didn't did sooner.

still better at what he did than you'll be at anything, ever

Rod Hoofhearted
Jun 18, 2000

I am a ghost






https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q-RVJyNpfDk

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




Total poo poo of the Fart

Mooktastical
Jan 8, 2008


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxmbfvycbv0

beer gas canister
Oct 30, 2007

W E L C O M E T O M Y C U S T O M T I T L E ! ! !


Plaster Town Cop

Bat Out of Hell owns

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


*turns around*

Gologle
Apr 15, 2013

The Gologle Posting Experience.

<3


Jim Steinman was about 95%, if not more, of what made Meat Loaf successful, and to repay him Meat Loaf sued him in the 2000's. Bat Out of Hell, both the song and the album, remains a rock and roll classic, and he was also one of the musical producers behind Streets of Fire, one of my favorite films. He'll be missed.

Oh, and on Bat Out of Hell II he made a Doors parody song titled Wasted Youth that I'm sure some SA posters will get a kick out of.

Leggsy
Apr 30, 2008

We'll take our chances...


Jim Steinman was 100% the brains behind Meat Loaf. Anything he did without him was mediocre at best. Guy knew how to produce a song like no other. Was also incredible at being able to recycle songs into hits. Think he had a core 20 original songs that he'd just remake endlessly until one became a smash hit (It's All Coming Back to Me Now is a prime example of this).

He also did his own stuff including this amazing music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0K_RY34z8U

Will never be another like him, for better or worse.

EDIT: Seriously, his solo stuff is a treasure stuff of camp, I mean. LOOK AT THIS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wb8qHgK9kw

Leggsy fucked around with this message at 00:06 on Apr 21, 2021

Gologle
Apr 15, 2013

The Gologle Posting Experience.

<3


Yeah I was stunned and also mad as hell when I heard Meat Loaf sued him over being able to use the title Bat Out of Hell 3. The man made you, you big Texan idiot, and you pull this poo poo.

a few DRUNK BONERS
Mar 25, 2016



Someone told me that he was also the secret composer of the Ween song Ocean Man.

Agent Escalus
Oct 5, 2002

"I couldn't stop saying aloud how miscast Jim Carrey was!"


Bat Out of Hell II was my first rock album that I discovered on my own (via happening to tune in to Entertainment Tonight when they were doing a profile on Meat and his comeback, and that's OK because that show was actually worth watching back then), and holy poo poo did it blow my 10 year-old mind which had been raised on a diet of 50s-60s oldies via my dad's mixtapes (which had no Beatles songs for some reason) and the Beach Boys, with my mom providing her vinyl copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller. (I wouldn't actually be familiar with the vast majority of "80s music" until I started my my late teens.) Yeah, the songs were extraordinarily long and lyrically more akin to musical numbers, but who gives a poo poo when the music is that good? Well, a year or two passes and adolescent me, without being able to put it into words, needed to find music that was a bit less campy and overwrought. But I never stopped revisiting that record. There's nothing else like it and the first, and it turned out that Meat and Jim had a bit of a Kirby/Lee relationship in that they brought out the best in each other and never hit their creative apexes again when they stopped working together. Steinman wasn't a singer (though he tried) and Meat was neither a songwriter nor able to find hired guns to fill Jim's shoes.

And yes, Streets of Fire is very underrated. As is Walter Hill as a filmmaker but this ain't CD. Just remember that after The Warriors he wanted to make "a rock n' roll fairy tale" action movie and Joel Silver, God bless him, made it happen. Steinman being involved was icing on that cake.

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



Lil Swamp Booger Baby posted:

Total poo poo of the Fart

I'll do anything for sharts

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



But I won't poo that

E.G.G.S.
Apr 15, 2006



Steinman ruled
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPx1dF9E2cM

yikes!
Jul 5, 2006




Soiled Meat

I always thought Jim Steinman was meatloaf’s real name lol

Gazpacho
Jun 18, 2004

NUKE THEIR ASS
TAKE THEIR GAS


Slippery Tilde

e: let me try putting this more positively. he was very .,.. consistent. yes. consistent.

Gazpacho fucked around with this message at 02:56 on Apr 21, 2021

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009




First thing I thought of when I saw the thread.

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.



An album so bad a local record shop hiked the price up to $50,000 for a vinyl copy to make sure no one bought it.

HugeGrossBurrito
Mar 20, 2018


No, you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records
And then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though

Flannelette
Jan 16, 2010




He was pretty good at writing piano stuff.

Dr. Quarex
Apr 18, 2003

I'M A BIG DORK WHO POSTS TOO MUCH ABOUT CONVENTIONS LOOK AT THIS

TOVA TOVA TOVA


I think of Sisters Of Mercy first when I hear Jim Steinman's name, but obviously that is like the thing he is third-most famous for (at best), so for anyone who does not know what it sounds like when an English goth rock band at the peak of their brilliance joins forces with the world's campiest epic songcraftsmith, you should hear these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgifFdi8eio

And honestly I might even like this one ... more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BURM7l6_pvg
no I prefer "This Corrosion"

It is also hilarious that Meat Loaf eventually covered "More," bringing some sort of Steinman circle to a close

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner



total eclipse of the FART hahahahaha get it??

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Guess he had a total collapse of his life.

Cosmik Slop
Oct 9, 2007

What's a hole doing in my TARDIS?





Steinman was also a crucial part of one of the most fascinating train wrecks to ever hit Broadway, "Dance of the Vampires":

https://www.vulture.com/article/broadway-dance-of-the-vampires-bloody-disaster.html

Xotl
May 28, 2001

Be seeing you.

Dr. Quarex posted:

I think of Sisters Of Mercy first when I hear Jim Steinman's name, but obviously that is like the thing he is third-most famous for (at best), so for anyone who does not know what it sounds like when an English goth rock band at the peak of their brilliance joins forces with the world's campiest epic songcraftsmith, you should hear these:

I was probably the only Sisters fan that thought Floodland was absolutely terrible, and doubly so after the perfection of First and Last and Always. When I found out that "the Meatloaf guy" produced the album it all made sense (well, that and the "band" only being Eldritch and some new session musicians at that point).

AHH F/UGH
May 25, 2002



ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT

yeeeeeessss.... YEEEEESSSSSS

He was cool, too bad he wi be forever associated with fash supporter Meat Loaf

Cafe Barbarian
Apr 22, 2016

There's one roulade I can't sing

Cubone posted:

cheers to a real one

I just saw the news. I would say his music just isn't my kind of thing, but he made it WORK somehow, I can't help but love it. A true original.

Bob's Burgers version of Bat Out Of Hell:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV9nTw6ODiQ

Literal Video of Total Eclipse, one of the funniest things ever:
https://vimeo.com/7198484

Cafe Barbarian fucked around with this message at 07:54 on Apr 21, 2021

w00tles
Feb 8, 2006



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUjYAi0WcQ

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD


The 90s dance cover (Nicki French) is a favourite of mine too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EolLvBcWaA

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

edit: drat you cloudflare

~Coxy fucked around with this message at 11:08 on Apr 21, 2021

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Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

More like "Total Infarction of the Heart"

*checks wikipedia*

Ah.

I mean

More like "Total Failure of the Kidney"

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