Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 10: Blind Before I Stop

September 1, 1986, Meat Loaf's fifth studio album, Blind Before I Stop hit the streets, disco beats and all. Some critics hailed this album as Meat finally embracing the "sound of the eighties."

Erm, riiiiiight. 

Top of the Charts in the fall of 1986? "Stuck with You" by Huey Lewis & the News; "Dancing on the Ceiling" by Lionel Richie; "Friends and Lovers" by Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson; "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin; and "Walk This Way" by Run D.M.C.

Chalking another release up to lessons learned, Meat went on tour for his final album with Arista. Meanwhile, dreams of releasing that next great theater-rock epic taunted him. By now he'd been in the business for twenty years. He knew what his fans really wanted because it was the same damn thing he'd been after from the beginning. One thing was for certain, he wasn't going away.

They were going to have to come and lock him up. 
'Cause this boy, Mama, just wanna rock.

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