Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Rock Opera Show on Tumblr

I'd like to invite everyone over to my new Tumblr, The Rock Opera Show, where I'll be posting some of my old material and a lot of new!

Bat Out Of Hell at 38

It's always a niggle, isn't it, how to capitalize that title. Bat Out of Hell?  Bat out of Hell? Bat Out Of Hell? Anyway, best follow the cover art and just say BAT OUT OF HELL is 38 years old today. It's one of the most seminal albums of my life, and a big reason this blog exists. So happy Bats Day to Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf, and the gang that brought this amazing record to life.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Over the Rainbow

It's been far too long since I posted, but here's a great analysis of what makes "Over the Rainbow" such a classic. Leap, circle and yearn! Incredible to think they nearly cut this song from the film.