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Meat Loaf's real comeback began here.
on July 2, 1999
When Meat Loaf split with Jim Steinman, the man who wrote all the songs for two fantastic albums (Bat out of Hell, over 35 million copies sold, end of ad, and Dead Ringer, the 'failure' that 'only' sold 6 million or so), fans thought it was over, and with good reason. Meat's first non-Steinman effort, Midnight at the Lost and Found, is easily the Loaf's worst effort and a flat out poor record. Bad Attitude, released only a year later, didn't exactly have high expectations. Suprisingly, this is a good album, the best of Meat's non-Jim collaborations (There are two Steinman penned songs, but he was absent from the studio). The sound is revitalized and very 80's rockish, unlike the flat rockabilly tone of Midnight... . Meat's 80's band, the Neverland Express, does a fantastic job at attempting to capture the bombast and spirit of Steinman's music. The Steinman tunes (Surf's Up and Nowhere Fast) are the best on the album, but non-Jim songs like Sailor to a Siren, Peice of the Action, and Modern Girl are all great songs, the latter two were big hits in the UK, but forgotten stateside. The title track opens the album off with a bang, and 'Cheatin in your dreams' the closer, ends it with a harsh infidelity tune that nonetheless rocks. Bad Attitude is a must-have for any Meat Loaf fan's collection, simply because it's the best of his non-Steinman efforts.