"Classic Albums" - Bat Out Of Hell - Special Preview!!!

 



All pictures, video clips and quotes are from the IBIS "Classic Albums - Bat Out Of Hell" production now available on DVD from many fine video retailers. 


Jim Plays Lewd

 

 

Jim...on his style of music...

"I describe it as feverous, strong, romantic, violent, rebellious, fun, and heroic."

 

 

 

On Bat Out Of Hell...

"I didn’t want it to be just a bunch of songs. I wanted it to feel like you were like entering a cinematic or complete theatrical environment."

 

 

 

 

On his theatrical roots...

"I was totally thinking of theater. I did theater up at school but it was a big piece of rock theater. It was three hour epic rock musical that I wrote, a piece called The Dream Engine."

 



On the making of Bat Out Of Hell...

"We had no record deal and we had no idea whether this would work or not. I don’t even think we knew what this was. "

 

On You Took The Words…

"…Steve Popovich listened to the first 20 seconds of ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’ and  apparently called David Sonenberg and said I want to sign this. It is the best rock and roll into I ever heard…It was pretty simple…it was your basic power chords…and all I added was a bit of melody."

 

On Meat Loaf...

"…I’m not even sure he (Meat Loaf) knows who 'Meat Loaf' is.  He definitely would become the person in the song."

 

 

On Bat Out Of Hell...

"That came out of my obsession with crash songs. I grew up loving crash songs. …I know I sat down to write the most extreme car crash song of all time."

 

 

On Two Out Of Three...

"…To me it was very country, by the way, I wanted to be a country singer when I was a kid too. I really heard it like the plains of Texas…I just heard it like a dusty plain. That was perfect to transfer to Meat Loaf who always had that in him anyway, that Elvis quality. I think there is a bit of Elvis, to say the least, in Meat."

 


On Paradise…

"Just like I wanted to write the ultimate car crash song, I wanted to write sort of the ultimate car sex song. Those are two important mythic icons of rock and roll. So I thought I’d really take car sex to it’s ultimate extreme, where it ruins lives."

 

 

On His Songs…

"I never thought of them as being personal songs in terms of my own life…But they were definitely personally obsessive songs. They were all about my obsessions and images. I mean none of them takes place in a normal world, for me. They all take place in very extreme worlds, very operatic again. The key word is really 'heightened'. They’re all heightened. They don’t take place in normal reality."


On Bat Out Of Hell – The Album…

Meat Loaf: "I think ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is more real than 95% of the records ever made."

Karla Devito: "It made a commitment to something. It wasn’t a like rehash of somebody else’s junk … It was very true to itself."

Ellen Foley: "There are just some things that touch an emotional core that I think people are going to want to listen to for a long time. This record is one of them."

Max Weinberg: "I think ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ will probably last forever."

Jim Steinman: "I think it is a heroic record ultimately in content and execution. There is a sense of heroism which you definitely don’t find in most pop music which tends to be domestic. "

All pictures, video and quotes courtesy of  ISIS production, Jim Steinman,
Eagle Rock Entertainment and Southern Star Management Group.



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