Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf continues to be one of my guilty musical pleasures and his newest album, "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" has been on constant rotation here in the studio the past few weeks.

I dare say, I think I am enjoying this album more than any of his earlier work and I think it even blows the last two "Bat Out of Hell" albums out of the water (I'm still not sure about the first "Bat Out of Hell" album...it's hard to beat a classic.)

But, "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" is really great. The name alone is, I think, one of my favorite album titles ever. It's produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day fame and features guest musicians and vocalists such as Steve Vai, Brian May, Justin Hawkins, Jack Black, and even has one song with Hugh Laurie (House) playing piano on it.

I love it. And, as Meat Loaf himself has said, if this album had been done by U2, it would have been hailed as the second coming of Christ.

So, there ya go. Here is the first single off of the album, Los Angeloser.

6 comments:

rob! said...

Didn't you see him in concert once? I seem to recall that. Or was that McNabb?

Sean Tiffany said...

I did see him in concert for the Bat Out of Hell 2 tour in some little college somewhere in eastern PA. It was a bitch to find and then find my way home in those days before GPS or Google Maps. But, it is still one of the BEST concerts I have ever seen!

Manu Mane said...

It is a shame we don't know him in France, we could like his humor and it's cop dancers, too :) )

Sean Tiffany said...

And here I thought Meatloaf was HUGE in Europe...ah well, maybe it was just England. Manu, it's time to get on ITunes and buy the original Bat Out of Hell album and this new one! Go! Do it!

Manu Mane said...

Or, maybe Meat Loaf is known but I don't know him !

The two hits actually at me's are Train's "Soul Sister", and Inna Modja "Mister H".... :)

And "Fireflyes" something....

I promise I'll buy the albumv ! :)

Manu Mane said...

Having checked on Wikipedia, I can say yes, he must be known by the people who are really interested in music. At least his first album, I immediately recognized "I would do anything for love"......