The immensely successful album of the late 1970s Bat Out Of Hell by rock and roll crooner Meat Loaf is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.
Produced by Todd Rundgren and written mainly by Jim Steinman, Bat Out Of Hell is not only one of the biggest selling records of all-time, but one of the most adventurous as well. The record is like a cross between Bernie Taupin (lyricist for Elton John for decades), Alice Cooper, and Rocky Horror Picture Show in a way, with its operatics, shock-style theatrics, yet it has a flip side to it as well that is sublime and powerfully understated. This album is like musical folklore nowadays, from the title track to the wrenching ballad “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” the bass heavy “All Revved Up And No Place To Go” with the great Edgar Winter on saxophone, and of course, the centerpiece of the record, the teenagers-in-heat yet ultimate frustrated “Paradise By The Dashboard Light.” There’s lots of cross genres here for one to chew on, quasi-1950s, rock, flirting with metal and harder rock sounds, all majestically done by Rundgren’s bright production and especially of course, Meat Loaf on the soaring yet controlled and tasteful and even kick ass vocals.
Browse the main sale page to see all 100 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of September 2012.
Fight Club 10th Anniversary Edition – Blu-ray Directed by David Fincher
Starring Edward Norton, Brad Pit, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf
Twentieth Century Fox
Release Date: November 17, 2009
The tail end of the 90s was branded with a profound exclamation point, dealing with existentialism, fractured identities, and mindsets that were convoluted and shifty. People asked questions such as who are we? What good are we? Are we constructed socially or does man possess the capability of reasoning? Weeding out all impurities that blockade us; insulating us from conceptualizing what and who we truly are, and trying to summon back the primitive man by exhibiting symptoms of commercialism (IKEA) and materialism (khakis), Fight Club is sending crushing blows to the entire consumerist establishment that claims they know what is best for humanity. By anesthetizing society? Or by genetically breeding humans to behave like wild consumers who negate their true passions to conform to what society wants them to be? As audacious as this all sounds Fight Club is direct and impactful in its way of conveying this message. Uncompromising in its ability to take us to uncharted territories, a raw and unforgettable experience is dished out.
This vicious, yet revolutionary, assault is not presented in a soft and snug manner. The spokesperson for this radical movement, revolutionist Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), acknowledges consumerism with arms outspread. Once within his grasp he turns it into a burden, making a materialistic individual, our narrator (Edward Norton), realize that materialism has the tendency to make the human soul rot, decay and then wither away. Not fulfilling or sustaining it as the ads claim to do.