Bad for Good Album Review
Jim Steinman


The hard reality is obvious: Steinman can't sing like Meat Loaf or any of his future vessels: Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply, Celine Dion, et al. But fans of the man's songwriting, if they don't already have Bad for Good, will be happy with all his trademark opalescence: "Rocky Horror" vocals, constant self-referencing, spoken word segments, wildly overstuffed production. "Love and Death of an Electric Guitar" slams the Doors and must be heard to be disbelieved. The opener and "Stark Raving Love" metamorphosed into Tyler tracks and the howler Streets of Fire. "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" and "Out of the Frying Pan" are later sung by Meat Loaf on Bat Out of Hell II, but Steinman's version of the former scraped the bottom of the Top 40. Plus, the NY Philharmonic hops on board. You know if you like this stuff, and Steinman is less than prolific, so dig into Bad for Good. This much Steinman will never be served again.

-STONE, Cheap Trash NYC
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