Meat Loaf

Bad Attitude


Tracks: 9, total time: 40:10, year: 1984, genre: Rock

Originally Released October 1984 (UK)
Original Domestic US Released April 1985
CD Edition Released December 21, 1993 or January1994

AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Meat Loaf collects a couple of Jim Steinman songs and he, Paul Jacobs, and Mack work at recreating theTodd Rundgren production sound for an album of high-voltage rock.(Originally released on Arista Records in the U.K. in October 1984, Bad Attitude was released in the U.S. on RCA Records in April1985.) -- William Ruhlmann

AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW
Undiscovered Gem, January 18, 2002
Reviewer: A music fan
This album is clearly the undiscovered gem of all the Meatloaf albums. Easilyas good as the original 'Bat Out of Hell' album. And it puts torest the arguement that Meat's music lost it's edge after he & Jim Steinman parted. Although there are a couple of Steinman songson this album as well. This collection has it all. Blood pumpingrockers, thoughtful ballads, mellow rock & roll, and every tune akiller. Meat Loaf has always been biker music at it's best. Youcan almost feel the wind in your hair just listening. I discovered Meatloaf about the time I discovered Harley Davidson and the two were made for each other. I had to have a CD player installed on my bike to play my MeatLoaf as I rode. The beat of the music and rumble of the road sync. Ya don't haveta say more. Tracks #1, #2, #3 are the best of the album but it's all good. If you're a MeatLoaf fan and don't already have this album, BUY IT!

AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW
The Attitude is Bad, But the Music is Great!,May 7, 2000
Reviewer: Alan L Seals (Eugene, OR USA)
Meatloaf has had more than one comeback in his career, but this was the beginning (1984) of the comeback in 1993 that produced Bat 2.
Though only 2 of the songs are written by Steinman, most of them havehis "style" and I would have sworm they were written by him.

The album features the beautiful ballad "Surfs Up", Piece of theAction", and Sailor to A Siren" among others. Only one, "Modern Girl" appeared on his 1998 "Best Of" album, so this is one of Meatloaf's best secrets.

Four and a half stars would better describe it, but it still is nearly as good as, or EVEN AS GOOD AS anyof Meat's other albums.

AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW
The true beginning of Meat Loaf's comback., March 6, 2000
Reviewer: Karl John Krumrey IV (Detroit area, Mi)
When Meat Loaf split with JimSteinman, the man who wrote all the songs for two fantastic albums (Bat out of Hell, over 35 million copies sold, end of ad, and Dead Ringer, the 'failure' that 'only' sold 6 million or so), fansthought it was over, and with good reason. Meat's first non-Steinman effort, Midnight at the Lost and Found, is easily the Loaf'sworst effort and a flat out poor record. Bad Attitude, releasedonly a year later, didn't exactly have high expectations.
Suprisingly, this is a good album, the best of Meat's non-Jim collaborations (There are two Steinman penned songs, but he was absent from the studio). The sound is revitalized and very 80's rockish, unlike the flat rockabilly tone of Midnight... . Meat's 80's band,the Neverland Express, does a fantastic job at attempting to capture the bombast and spirit of Steinman's music.

The Steinmantunes (Surf's Up and Nowhere Fast) are the best on the album, but non-Jim songs like Sailor to a Siren, Peice of the Action, Don't Leave your Mark on Me, and Modern Girl are all great songs, thelatter two were big hits in the UK, but forgotten stateside. Thetitle track opens the album off with a bang, and 'Cheatin in your dreams' the closer, ends it with a harsh infidelity tune that nonetheless rocks.

Bad Attitude is a must-have for any Meat Loaf fan's collection, simply because it's the best of his non-Steinman efforts.

AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW
Not just the attitude, October 30, 1999
Reviewer: A music fan
The attitude isn't the only thing that is bad here. The music and the cover picture are pretty awful as well. Avoid.

AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW
Meat Loaf's real comeback began here., July 2, 1999
Reviewer: A music fan
When Meat Loaf split with Jim Steinman, the man who wroteall the songs for two fantastic albums (Bat out of Hell, over 35million copies sold, end of ad, and Dead Ringer, the 'failure' that 'only' sold 6 million or so), fans thought it was over, and with good reason. Meat's first non-Steinman effort, Midnight at the Lost and Found, is easily the Loaf's worst effort and a flat out poor record. Bad Attitude, released only a year later, didn't exactly have high expectations. Suprisingly, this is a good album,the best of Meat's non-Jim collaborations (There are two Steinman penned songs, but he was absent from the studio). The sound isrevitalized and very 80's rockish, unlike the flat rockabilly tone of Midnight... . Meat's 80's band, the Neverland Express, doesa fantastic job at attempting to capture the bombast and spirit of Steinman's music. The Steinman tunes (Surf's Up and Nowhere Fast) are the best on the album, but non-Jim songs like Sailor to aSiren, Peice of the Action, and Modern Girl are all great songs,the latter two were big hits in the UK, but forgotten stateside.The title track opens the album off with a bang, and 'Cheatin inyour dreams' the closer, ends it with a harsh infidelity tune that nonetheless rocks. Bad Attitude is a must-have for any Meat Loaf fan's collection, simply because it's the best of his non-Steinman efforts.

Half.com Details
Producer: Alan Shacklock

Album Notes
Personnel: Meat Loaf, Roger Daltrey (vocals); Bob Culick, Paul Vincent (guitar); Ronnie Asprey (saxophone); Paul Jacobs (piano, keyboards); John Siegler, Mo Foster (bass); Wells Kelly(drums, percussion); Frank Ricotti (percussion); Clare Torry, Stephanie De-Sykes, Zee Carling (background vocals).

Reissue producers: Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs.
Producer: Alan Shacklock.

1.4:58    Bad Attitude
2.4:28    Modern Girl
3.5:13    Nowhere Fast
4.4:46    Surf's Up
5.4:02    Piece Of The Action
6.3:14    Jumpin' The Gun
7.5:06    Sailor To A Siren
8.4:08    Don't Leave Your Mark On Me
9.4:14    Cheatin' In Your Dreams


Category: rock - Discid: 76096809


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