This book has some neat behind-the-scenes stuff with regards to the play and the First off, this is one of the two books I bought when I was in England in 2001. I had to smile when reading this book, because it reads like Meatloaf is sitting across from you, in a pub or coffee shop, telling you these anecdotes. Select Platinum in the Certification field. However, Meat has often stated that his drivers licence and Social Security information both state that he was born in 1951. Each chapter stands on its own as an intimate story from Meat Loaf's rise and fall and resurrection in the rock world. Will he ever be stopped? It's also interesting music history 101. His experiences the day Kennedy was shot are intriguing.
Also like the first album, it features a 'Songs by Jim Steinman' credit, although smaller and located at the bottom of the cover. His contributions to the world of music, specifically rock 'n roll and musical theatre, cannot be ignored. I borrowed the a I'm not that knowledgeable about Meat Loaf the person, let along Meat Loaf the performer. Let this be a lesson to all of those who have listened to all of the naysayers and let their negative words penetrate their souls. In seiner Jugend wird der übergewichtige Marvin Lee Aday W.
In many ways, Meat Loaf is a great guy, a nice guy, a gentleman actually, with this incredible talent for storytelling in music. From car hop to stadium star and big time to bankrupt and back, it's a tale that som e would say is way over the top. It always seemed incomplete because I conceived it like a film, and what would you do without? I guess it's better to keep it that way then. Though psychologically damaged by father's taunts about his size, Meat Loaf W. I find them to be generally full of name-dropping, exaggerated anecdotes, and a confused timeline. Starting when he was young and concluding right after Bat out Hell 2, Meat Loaf tells his story his way.
It really does feel like an extension of that. I'm not sure how interested a non-fan would be to read about the trials and tribulations of his life, though. I can't get enough of it. Die drei besten Kumpel Remy im Original gesprochen von Nick Swardson , Augie Stimme: Maurice Bessy und Curt Stimme: Rob Riggle , die sich seit frühester Kindheit kennen, gelangen durch Zufall in den Besitz eines geheimnisvollen Buches, das direkt aus der Hölle stammt. After a second, less stellar career in Europe, Meat Loaf returns to working with Steinman and their new collaboration tops the charts. Yes, a lot of his best stuff was a collaboration with another brilliant mind, but to learn what he went through - what he was put through - is truly humbling. It was on the , the for eleven non-consecutive weeks, and for four weeks.
The stressed-out performer's temper tantrums estrange him from his loyal partners but through all his tribulations, Meat Loaf can count on the support of his wife, Leslie Edmonds Deedee Pfeiffer , whom he met at Woodstock in 1976. Echoing the of the first cover, partially destroyed inhabit the landscape. This is the way a biography should be done. From the Back Cover In 1977 an album called Bat Out of Hell catapulted a rock 'n roll dynamo known as Meat Loaf from obscurity to overnight success. If you don't walk away from this book with a reinforced respect for a true artist, then you didn't read it fully.
Meat Loaf then proceeded to antagonize the audience, berate anyone who hadn't purchased his last album, gripe at length about his advanced age, and refuse to finish songs unless the audience sang along as loudly and enthusiastically as he wanted. I'm not usually one for non-fiction, and particularly not celebrity autobiographies. This isn't pandering to the —it's lowering the lowest common denominator. I particularly found the part about the relationship between Meatloaf and Jim Steinman very intriguing. The booklet contains all of the lyrics to the songs, each accompanied by a small Whelan illustration, which were used as the respective single covers.
It was presented as a foldout double-disc set enhoused in a slipcase, with an extensive booklet with liner notes and rare photographs. The book is easy to read, and the writing is nothing miraculous. His life's story is pretty much what you would expect: adolescent but surprisingly not raw and painful. It turns out the man paid his dues, whereas I'd always pictured him as something of an overnight sensation. Better still you'll catch yourself openly laughing out loud at times with delight.
All of the actors looked like there real life counter-parts and where very good actors. However, near the end of the song, a female vocalist is introduced. It features the from the first cover flying on his towards a giant perched on top of 's , to which an is bound. I love his music, and now I understand the man behind the music all the better. I loved reading his biography, To Hell and Back.
On the whole, it's something of an oddly put together work the photos have no captions - they're all listed in the back, instead - which I found annoying , but if you're a fan, it's a must-read. I hope they are kicking themselves now. Instead, reading this book is like story time around the kitchen table with a friend who just happens to be a music legend. Worth reading over and over again. The other plus is lots of pictures. Gosh Darn It, I know I shouldn't. The second half of the book was far more interesting, especiall This book isn't fantastic.
But even without this, many of these mini-operettas are still awesome. Select album in the field Format. Everything in his world turns on emotion. The specialist music press were generally positive. Not only is it a reference to his hit albums, but also to his life.