|re: The Biggest Thing Ever to Happen?|
||rockfenris2005 05:20 am MST 02/11/17|
|In reply to:||re: The Biggest Thing Ever to Happen? - MichaelMP 03:33 am MST 02/11/17|
Ok. I have a question.
So what was it like for you guys around 1994 thinking that Jim and Meat were going to deliver on it with another album of some kind? Wasn't there talk of "Bat out of Hell 3" even then? Then Meat did "Welcome to the Neighbourhood" which the record company wanted to call "Escape from Hell" (great title btw) and Meat fought them on it (I just read an article where he said he sat everyone down, his wife and his daughters, saying "Kids, I'm going to retire, I'm going to stop right here" because he just refused to use that title.)
The closest it really came was the Very Best of...material, which I for one thought sounded amazing. But Jim definitely delivers on it, with "All coming back to me now" with Celine etc. But I thought he did that sooner with Bonnie "Making love out of nothing at all" except that it didn't chart the way it should have. I thought that should have been massive.
Definitely think it would have been epic if Meat and Jim had done a version of that in the 90s or for a Bat 3 album.
> Bat 2 in 1993!
> Both Jim/Meat having had limited success recently (Jims
> Pandoras Box/Meat touring small venues)Bat 2 broke the
> rule of "They never come back".
> And how they did! With album and single Anything both
> becoming Nr.1 in all of the most relvant music markets in
> the world. It was all over the media everywhere, toured
> stadiums. Myself enjoying the hype on cloud Nr. 9!
> Naively I thought this has to be the beginning of a now
> obviously ongoing creative output in that partnership.
> But besides everything else there is no such thing as
> unlimited output of a genius (well at least not our
> And both men gave us more to absorb since, Jims probably
> most personal erection of the heart just about to happen!!
> > I feel like the Bat Musical is the most important Jim
> > project to happen that I can remember. I was wondering
> > what do fans older than I am remember about the feelings
> > surrounding projects like Bat 2, Pandora's Box or even Bad
> > for Good?
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