|re: Jim is problably writing for Meat...|
||tragichippy 03:28 am MST 12/28/06|
|In reply to:||re: Jim is problably writing for Meat... - rockfenris2005 01:19 am MST 12/28/06|
|i believe that for the musical (assuming it reaches fruition - fingers crossed), will need Meat Loaf's involvement in order for it to resonate with the general public.|
as much as many folk here were/are against the idea of a Bat without Jim, i'm sure there are many more who would look on the idea of a Bat without Meat as suspect.
i do, however, think that Meat's involvement should be kept to a minimum.
he should not be a part of the onstage show. as Ryan said it should be similar to Starlight Express or We Will Rock You, with unknown/new talent.
i think he should be used for promotion only. y'know, interviews with the media etc. agreed that there is a lot of great talent on board this project but, like it or not, the first name that comes to most minds when mentioning BOOH is that of Meat Loaf.
the main problem with this scenario is that egos may begin to rear ugly heads...
...oh and of course it should be named "Jim Steinman Presents: Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical" or summat similar (finally, credit where due*)...
*accidently typed in "sue" at first - dunno if this is a prediction or just due to the fact that i have clumsy fingers and the "d" and "s" keys are neighbours on my keyboard.
> What's really gunna tick me off is... "Meat Loaf stages
> Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical, Meat Loaf's BOOH: The
> Musical an enormous hit, featuring some songs by Jim
> Steinman, most songs by Meat Loaf (only the white keys,
> only the white!! Perhaps a few beige... lol)" and etc.
> Meat had nothing to do with "The Dream Engine", Meat had
> nothing to do with the workshop of "Neverland" and all the
> other stage-plans and film-plans etc. aside from rumours
> that he was going to play Tink or Captain Hook.
> I think, with the talent Jim's working with on the
> creative team, they should cast a heap of unknowns for the
> acting roles (as if BOOH: The Musical isn't a big enough
> entity, not to mention the whole spectacular thing) like
> "Starlight Express" which never had a name in it ONE DAY
> in all the eighteen years it ran. It's still running in
> This is Jim's beast, this is his big 40-year project
> reaching fruition, I don't think Meat should barrel in and
> steal all the attention. Fair enough if he wants to try
> and go out with a bang for his last album (which he failed
> miserably at doing, I wonder if he'll try and go out with
> a bang this time. If that's the case, do BAT IV with Jim
> at the helm) but this is Jim's concept, this is Jim's
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