Jim Steinman dies aged 73

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Rip :( :(
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Saw this earlier on the twitters.
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Gutted. loved BOOH for a good few years before i even siscovered TSOM.
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Bummer, Bat Out Of Hell was certainly a rite of passage in far gone teenage years.
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Just perfect to pull off what Eldritch had in mind. Brilliant collabolator.
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Everyone has a soft spot for Bat, don't they?
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That's sad and sudden news ... :( :( :( ... he was in a class of his own ...
who in the world would have bothered with Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Andrew Eldritch and a few more of such rock'n roll oddballs ...
.. only a genius like him .... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ... RIP, and many many thanks for all that crazy stuff.
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He was hired to produce Def Leppard's Hysteria but they fired him after a few weeks. Instead he went to work with Doktor Avalanche who was easier to deal with than a drummer with only one arm.
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Sad news RIP
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Please enjoy Céline Dion and the Himbo Motorcycle Ghost
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Well that's s**t news , genius producer , R.I.P :cry:
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I'll just leave this here:


RIP Mr Steinman
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markfiend wrote:
21 Apr 2021, 11:13
I'll just leave this here:


RIP Mr Steinman
Too soon!
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From The Guardian:
"Steinman was next employed to produce Def Leppard, but the arrangement was a disaster and swiftly collapsed. He worked with goth titans the Sisters of Mercy, which turned out to be an improbable masterstroke: his grandiosity turned a band whose ambition had been hobbled by their reliance on a tinny drum machine into a genuinely epic-sounding band on 1987’s This Corrosion and Dominion/Mother Russia: “We needed something that sounded like a disco party run by the Borgias,” offered the band’s Andrew Eldritch of the former, “and that’s what we got.”"
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Rest in peace. A great producer he was, and all the not-goths are grateful to him.
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"a disco party run by the Borgias" is an amazing quote :lol:
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BOOH was the first rock album I ever bought with my own money. Will always have a soft spot in my heart.

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Not exactly in honour of the man, yet as slight gesture I just listened Floodland (2006 remaster).
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markfiend wrote:
21 Apr 2021, 11:13
I'll just leave this here:


RIP Mr Steinman
I assume the lyrics on this version are Steinman's originals, which :von: described as "...illegal"?
"We're Hawkwind and this is a song about love."
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