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Old 01 Oct 2018, 22:43   #226
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I don't think anyone was expecting Caleb to be Meat, TBH.
I think people are just going through a bit of shock as this is the first time we've seen anyone other than Meat with the NLE in concert.
Caleb is not Meat, he doesn't have the acting chops that Meat does. We aren't expecting him to be everything Meat is. But what he IS doing, is keeping this music alive until Meat can return for one final bow.

Thats all anyone can ask for at this point, and we're damn lucky we have this.
Meat got better with age, as so many have said here. I also think Meat's acting is bar none, but I agree with how lucky we are to have this. I hope everyone can find it in them to Give Caleb a chance He has a great voice and youthful attitude, and I'm hoping he will grow and change with the show, or they all would not have picked him.
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Old 02 Oct 2018, 16:35   #227
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For once nobody is blaming the "crappy cell phone video" for the sound. Caleb is doing the right thing by not even trying to imitate Meat at all. Caleb is not an actor which was always Meat's strength in conveying and interpreting the lyrics. Instead Caleb is just delivering quite good vocals and keeping the band together along with Paul. Not sure how the kiss and groping scene in "Paradise" plays to audiences of today (or if I'm just jealous of Caleb, LOL). I often found "Paradise to run a bit too long for various reasons and I'm not sure the play-by-play is really needed except to back up the make out scene. I had a cassette tape where "Paradise" took up most of one side when Meat (probably) improved a scene about his girl's mom had to have an 8 slice toaster and rode in the back of the pickup truck. I also wonder if Caleb will still try that audience sing-along in "Took the Words" because I would not miss that either. Overall this is good and not just some "tribute" act with some overweight guy and his garage band buddies.
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Old 05 Oct 2018, 07:52   #228
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Here's another one. For what it is, I think it's a great effort.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA74d5BnuW4
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Old 05 Oct 2018, 21:29   #229
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Considering that "Bat" essentially runs straight into "Took the Words" does this mean they are doing the album sequentially? I always liked saving "Bat" for the finale and have a big loud ending while Meat went around the stage soaking in the applause and saying thank you to the fans. I know one of Meat's shows at the Bottom Line refereed to being a "short show since there is only one album". Are they doing additional songs as well? Maybe at least IDAFL.
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Old 05 Oct 2018, 23:42   #230
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I refer you to this thread for a link to the set list.
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 18:13   #231
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Caleb sounds fantastic. He is doing this better than anyone could dream.

Im tired of a charade, these songs havent sounded this good since 2010.
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Old 12 Oct 2018, 01:05   #232
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Watched For Crying Out Loud.
It sounds pretty good. Better than most tributes.

But I do agree with some of the criticisms in the comments. There is some lack of feeling in key points.
Towards the end of the song with the summary lyrics I always envisage this as something far more heartfelt. It almost looks as if Caleb is reading some lyrics from a cheat sheet or so. I could be wrong.

One would almost need to drop to their knees LITERALLY whilst sining these last lines. Meat didn't necessarily do that but it definitely made you feel that. This IS the moment that the truth comes out. The words are about appreciating every great thing that a loved one has done and is doing for the protagonist.

Jim once said that the Bat album HAD to finish with the words "I love you", that was already set in stone. And I always took that as a message to the fans as well or whoever would end up buying the album. Even if there would just be a few thousand rather than dozens of millions.

I think with some more work Caleb could possibly make everyone in the audience feel that particular passion a bit more. This particular climax needs the singer AND PERFORMER to throw everything at it I think rather than just be an audio demo.

It's mostly heading in the right direction I think but some more visual drama is probably necessary to elevate this a bit more.

Sorry to pick on things a bit more but I really think Caleb needs to wear a smart shirt rather than a T shirt hanging over jeans too. Randy is dressed better here. Really think the presentation needs to be spot on like it was with Meat if one wants to perform in the same spirit. Many tributes do that well btw. He shouldn't just be that guy in the random black t shirt in my opinion.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 10:56   #233
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Does anyone know if the full bat is being streamed anywhere, as have a few friends who are interested, but want to hear it before paying for it, and the snippets are not enough for them! I have looked but can't see it on anywhere like spotify, but thought id ask anyway!
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 17:21   #234
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It is not streamed anywhere. Its $9 and it goes to support the band. Bite the bullet! Its a great CD.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 17:59   #235
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It is not streamed anywhere. Its $9 and it goes to support the band. Bite the bullet! Its a great CD.
If you know Bat Out of Hell and are willing to hear a slightly updated version with another singer who does a good job, it is worth the $9.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 18:06   #236
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Watched For Crying Out Loud.
It sounds pretty good. Better than most tributes.

But I do agree with some of the criticisms in the comments. There is some lack of feeling in key points.
Towards the end of the song with the summary lyrics I always envisage this as something far more heartfelt. It almost looks as if Caleb is reading some lyrics from a cheat sheet or so. I could be wrong.

One would almost need to drop to their knees LITERALLY whilst sining these last lines. Meat didn't necessarily do that but it definitely made you feel that. This IS the moment that the truth comes out. The words are about appreciating every great thing that a loved one has done and is doing for the protagonist.

Jim once said that the Bat album HAD to finish with the words "I love you", that was already set in stone. And I always took that as a message to the fans as well or whoever would end up buying the album. Even if there would just be a few thousand rather than dozens of millions.

I think with some more work Caleb could possibly make everyone in the audience feel that particular passion a bit more. This particular climax needs the singer AND PERFORMER to throw everything at it I think rather than just be an audio demo.

It's mostly heading in the right direction I think but some more visual drama is probably necessary to elevate this a bit more.

Sorry to pick on things a bit more but I really think Caleb needs to wear a smart shirt rather than a T shirt hanging over jeans too. Randy is dressed better here. Really think the presentation needs to be spot on like it was with Meat if one wants to perform in the same spirit. Many tributes do that well btw. He shouldn't just be that guy in the random black t shirt in my opinion.
He does need some work but they haven't done many shows. I think he's have to be aware that he is not trying to pretend that he is Meat like so many "tributes" do. That would look ridiculous in a serious performance. Very few singers can do both a good voice and convey so much emotion. That put Meat in rare company. Caleb is still young and learning. I guess it is all about expectations to some degree.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 09:16   #237
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It is not streamed anywhere. Its $9 and it goes to support the band. Bite the bullet! Its a great CD.
I do not doubt it's a great cd, and I am willing to "bite the bullet" as you put it, as I'm happy with what i've heard from the samples! However my friends are a little more conservative, and would like to hear a little more than the snippets, or just the full length Bat!

Doesn't surprise me it's not being streamed, but thought i'd ask anyway, guess they'll have to wait till I have the album to be able to hear it in full lol!
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 18:47   #238
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The full length Bat still seems to be available for streaming at the bottom of the official website https://batexperience.com/
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 17:08   #239
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where is this 9$ CD?
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On the website. https://batexperience.com
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Old 17 Oct 2018, 06:49   #241
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Well, as a download. There is no actual CD (at the moment).
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