Weirdly I was singing Total Eclipse of the Heart to my daughter in the bath before I saw the news. What a collection of absolutely massive songs he wrote.
Me neither - slightly embarrassingly it was one of my favourite songs as a kid. Never knew it came from an ALW musical, but happy that I fell for Steinman before I even knew who he was.
It’s such a great song, I like it even more now.
A true original. Nothing was too silly, and that’s the way it should be.
Thank you for the glorious Pomp.
Closest thing to a guilty pleasure (but not guilty, because respect the fucking craft):
Obvious props for contributing to Floodland too.
I read someone say this earlier about the Steinman/Meat Loaf peak period;
“… he actually managed to live up to that all-time awesome cover art which should not even be possible.”
Oh man, this is some shitty news to start the day. RIP Jim, and thank you for all those glorious musical moments.
One for the “Musical things you were slow to realise” thread, I was today years old when I learnt that Jim Steinman co-wrote those Sisters of Mercy tracks!
The piano man. RIP
Has no idea he was involved with this
This is really sad news, what an absolutely fantastic songwriter. Right, Bat Out Of Hell day it is then.
I will try not to fall apart at this news (although I might do every now and then).
Wife is blasting Bat Out Of Hell in tribute and is talking about going to see the musical…again.
A great songwriter. Totally over the top.
Same! Love this track/album.
I mentioned to the TV about seeing the musical again. So good. Got BOOH on as well.
You really can’t beat a bit of Meatloaf can you. Fond childhood memories of my Uncle playing Bat out of Hell all the time. Cracking songwriter.
Completely without a shred of irony (because I think I used to do so ironically), I absolutely love All Coming Back To Me Now more than any Meat Loaf song, or pretty much most other songs.
The bit from “but you were history at the slamming of the door” through to the chorus after that is one of the best crescendos in music, IMHO. Seven and a half minutes that absolutely fly by.
This is a good thread to read