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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''Literature/PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''Literature/PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] Music/{{T|heWho}}ownshendian teenage angst.



* CloudCuckooLander: He's famous for his eccentricity. When Meat Loaf told the story of his first meeting with Steinman on ''Creator/VH1 Storytellers'', he began with, "Have you ever seen Jim Steinman? He's one weird dude."

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's famous for his eccentricity. When Meat Loaf told the story of his first meeting with Steinman on ''Creator/VH1 Storytellers'', he began with, "Have you ever seen Jim Steinman? He's one weird dude."



** The melody for "Stark Raving Love" was reused for Bonnie Tyler's hit "Holding Out For A Hero".

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** The melody for "Stark Raving Love" was reused for Bonnie Tyler's hit "Holding Out For A Hero"."Music/HoldingOutForAHero".


*** Many of Steinman's songs from "Bad For Good" have been done by someone, sans "Dance In My Pants", which has yet to be recorded by anyone other than Steinman. Most famous being "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", which Meat Loaf made into a huge hit. "Stark Raving Love" was not covered straight, even though, as mentioned above, the melody was reused. Others include "Surf's Up", "Lost Boys And Golden Girls" (Steinman actually uses the chorus from that song in "Stark Raving Love"), "Left In The Dark", and "Bad For Good".

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*** Many of Steinman's songs from "Bad For Good" have been done by someone, sans "Dance In My Pants", which has yet to be recorded by anyone other than Steinman. Most famous being "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", which Meat Loaf made into a huge hit. "Stark Raving Love" was not covered straight, even though, as mentioned above, the melody was reused. Others include "Surf's Up", "Lost Boys And Golden Girls" (Steinman actually uses nested the chorus from that song entire song's lyrics as a bridge in the middle of "Stark Raving Love"), "Left In The Dark", and "Bad For Good".


An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' ''Literature/PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.


*** Many of Steinaman's songs from "Bad For Good" have been done by someone, sans "Dance In My Pants", which has yet to be recorded by anyone other than Steinman. Most famous being "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", which Meat Loaf made into a huge hit. "Stark Raving Love" was not covered straight, even though, as mentioned above, the melody was reused. Others include "Surf's Up", "Lost Boys And Golden Girls" (Steinman actually uses the chorus from that song in "Stark Raving Love"), "Left In The Dark", and "Bad For Good".

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*** Many of Steinaman's Steinman's songs from "Bad For Good" have been done by someone, sans "Dance In My Pants", which has yet to be recorded by anyone other than Steinman. Most famous being "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", which Meat Loaf made into a huge hit. "Stark Raving Love" was not covered straight, even though, as mentioned above, the melody was reused. Others include "Surf's Up", "Lost Boys And Golden Girls" (Steinman actually uses the chorus from that song in "Stark Raving Love"), "Left In The Dark", and "Bad For Good".


An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.


An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Creator/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from Creator/PhilSpector's Music/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.


An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from PhilSpector's Creator/PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.


An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], Jim Steinman claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.

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An American songwriter, composer, arranger and RecordProducer famed for his love of both ''PeterPan'' and RockAndRoll [[ClicheStorm clichés]], Jim James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) claims that he became enamoured of rock music at an early age when he heard a Fender Telecaster overloading a Marshall amplifier. His work, which he describes as "[[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian rock]]", is characterised by a sound that is simultaneously massive and low-key, combining influences ranging from PhilSpector's "Wall of Sound", [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]-influenced anthems of [[Music/TheWho Townshendian]] teenage angst.


* PopStarComposer: His greatest success in this capacity was composing the music for the enormously popular European Vampire Musical ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire''. He also wrote the lyrics for the AndrewLloydWebber musical ''Film/WhistleDownTheWind'' and was asked to score ''Theatre/BatmanTheMusical'' before that project fell through.

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* PopStarComposer: His greatest success in this capacity was composing the music for the enormously popular European Vampire Musical ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire''. He also wrote the lyrics for the AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber musical ''Film/WhistleDownTheWind'' and was asked to score ''Theatre/BatmanTheMusical'' before that project fell through.


* CloudCuckooLander: He's famous for his eccentricity. When Meat Loaf told the story of his first meeting with Steinman on ''VH1 Storytellers'', he began with, "Have you ever seen Jim Steinman? He's one weird dude."

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* CloudCuckooLander: He's famous for his eccentricity. When Meat Loaf told the story of his first meeting with Steinman on ''VH1 ''Creator/VH1 Storytellers'', he began with, "Have you ever seen Jim Steinman? He's one weird dude."


* MoneyDearBoy: Reportedly the only reason he wrote "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" for Music/AirSupply, a song he's not particularly proud of.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber asked Steinman to write the lyrics for his musical adaptation of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but was turned down because Steinman was contractually obligated to produce for Bonnie Tyler at the time.
** If not for Meat Loaf losing his voice and Steinman's rough manuscript getting stolen/lost, Steinman's ''Bad for Good'' would have been Meat Loaf's ''Renegade Angel''.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Reportedly the only reason he wrote "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" for Music/AirSupply, a song he's not particularly proud of.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber asked Steinman to write the lyrics for his musical adaptation of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but was turned down because Steinman was contractually obligated to produce for Bonnie Tyler at the time.
** If not for Meat Loaf losing his voice and Steinman's rough manuscript getting stolen/lost, Steinman's ''Bad for Good'' would have been Meat Loaf's ''Renegade Angel''.


VocalRangeExceeded: His solo album ''Bad for Good'' is full of this, due to the backings being intended for the aborted followup to Meat Loaf's ''Bat Out of Hell''. Some songs ("Surf's Up" being a standout) have such a high tessitura that Jim admitted defeat and let frequent backup vocalist Rory Dodd StepUpToTheMicrophone. In fact, the aforementioned song is so high (it goes up to the second E above middle C in actual pitch, ''twice'') that when Meat Loaf eventually recorded it for 1984's ''Bad Attitude'' even he took it down a minor third.

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* VocalRangeExceeded: His solo album ''Bad for Good'' is full of this, due to the backings being intended for the aborted followup to Meat Loaf's ''Bat Out of Hell''. Some songs ("Surf's Up" being a standout) have such a high tessitura that Jim admitted defeat and let frequent backup vocalist Rory Dodd StepUpToTheMicrophone. In fact, the aforementioned song is so high (it goes up to the second E above middle C in actual pitch, ''twice'') that when Meat Loaf eventually recorded it for 1984's ''Bad Attitude'' even he took it down a minor third.

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VocalRangeExceeded: His solo album ''Bad for Good'' is full of this, due to the backings being intended for the aborted followup to Meat Loaf's ''Bat Out of Hell''. Some songs ("Surf's Up" being a standout) have such a high tessitura that Jim admitted defeat and let frequent backup vocalist Rory Dodd StepUpToTheMicrophone. In fact, the aforementioned song is so high (it goes up to the second E above middle C in actual pitch, ''twice'') that when Meat Loaf eventually recorded it for 1984's ''Bad Attitude'' even he took it down a minor third.

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