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RSG
11 Sep 2003, 22:03
If there has already been a topic like this, please forgive me, and please show me where it is? And if there isn't one, please feel free to tell me your answer.

If Meat were to ask you, what do you like about both bat albums, what would you say?

Well, I 'd say, since they are both, well done, and same great idea.

I like how BOOH, is hard fun, soft album, with humor, and really rocks!! Great lines, just GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! I could name a lot of qualities for this album.

And BAT 2 is more magical, longer, beautiful, great vision.
and GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!

AND BOTH, have killer instrumentals, with great writing and singing!!!

PanicLord
12 Sep 2003, 22:22
Ooooh so tricky!

But I think that in the end, I would have to say that Bat1 gets it by a tiny little margin, because the songs are slightly more up tempo, and a bit more rock'n'roll rather than just rock.

I would give Bat1 100% and Bat2 99.999999999999999%!

So it's pretty close :lol:

Jayd
13 Sep 2003, 13:11
This is a close one, but it has to be Bat 1 for me, the original and the best. Nothin tops this album :D

Michel
13 Sep 2003, 13:18
You can't compare perfect with perfect. :lol:

dottie
13 Sep 2003, 15:14
I would have to say Bat 1 also, but I love all Meats music for different reasons, normally related to different periods of my life, and I have lived a long time :lol:

Bigmomma
13 Sep 2003, 18:49
bat 1 was ground breaking and different for its time and bat 2
was a welcome relief from the music that was around.
but the same as dottie my music is a reminder for different events
in my life.
kezzina

ROSIE
13 Sep 2003, 18:50
Yep Bat1 closely followed by Bat 2 and then everything else


Rosie

Tim
13 Sep 2003, 23:32
You can't compare perfect with perfect. :lol:

Totally agree with this. You can't choose, no.... you may not choose between them :lol:

Bren
14 Sep 2003, 10:35
Bat 2 was the first Meat Loaf album i brought, the one that got me into Meat's music :D
But.... to choose between Bat 1 and Bat 2 , which one i prefer.........
methinks you are asking the impossible :D


Bren

Pixiedust
14 Sep 2003, 15:50
Both the same.
pixie

shadow1000001
14 Sep 2003, 19:14
You can't compare perfect with perfect. :lol:

Totally agree with this. You can't choose, no.... you may not choose between them :lol:

You are absolutely right Tim :!:

Maria :twisted:

mellis107
15 Sep 2003, 19:08
my favourite has got to be Bat2. I just love the imagery that Styienman's lyrics conjour up - the magic, the mystery and the fantasy. Along with some stonking good rocking tunes, this is more my sort of thing than Bat1. Although I am way too young to remember the first release of Bat1 (I wasn't even born), so this may have something to do with why I don't hold it in nostalgic value like some do.

BUT, having said that BOOH is my favourite Meat song, and will be forever.

mike

Quigmo
17 Sep 2003, 00:09
I've got to give the slightest edge to Bat1. I first heard it the day it was released from a friend and had to go buy my (first of many) copy immeadiatly after hearing it. That album was perfect for a seventeen year old kid!
I remember having the same reaction to the song "Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through" when JS released it on his album and at that point fully understood what a powerful team they were. It was only reinforced when Dead Ringer came out.
I so much wanted the voice from Bat 1 singing R&R dreams. And then it finally happened. I approached that album with great trepidation. Could it possibly be?
Well we all know now that it could and was. A true continuation of 1.
I will also rate them 10 and 9.9999999 respectivly.

nowherefast
04 Dec 2003, 20:17
I have to say Bat 2 because for example For Crying Out Loud and Heaven Can Wait aren't as good as Everything Louder Than Everything Else and Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire). I do love both but 2 I feel is the better

rockfenris2005
07 Dec 2003, 10:51
(hehehe). I'm betting my money on BAT THREE!

Tim
07 Dec 2003, 15:57
(hehehe). I'm betting my money on BAT THREE!


mmmm.... don't think you must do that.

Keep Rocking
07 Dec 2003, 21:53
no question: BAT
I like all the songs on it!
It is directly followed by BAT2 and CHSIB-don't know which to prefer, it changes from week to week

allrevvedup
07 Dec 2003, 22:15
Overall I think Bat is the better album...Bat2 was good but there's something about it being the first album with songs by Steinman for Meat Loaf that work and sound better.

rockfenris2005
08 Dec 2003, 02:49
Surprisingly enough, I prefer BAT 2. It's the album I grew up with, and I've never felt any attachment - just appreciation - for the first one. Besides this, it's too short.

A Slice Of English
09 Dec 2003, 19:32
I, also, prefer Bat 2. The music is refined, the lyrics perfect and the voice simply sensational. That's not to say it beats Bat 1 by a long margin because there is no doubt in my mind that that comes in a very close second place.

CHSIB and WTTN are on about an equal footing for me. Songs like CHSIB and Testify compare very favourably with I'd Lie For You and Not a Dry Eye.

They come joint third, I can't pik between them.

black dog
09 Dec 2003, 21:55
I don't think I can choose between them. Every time I think I have a favourite I put on one of the other CD's and remember how good that one was. I just can't decide. :?

I love all Meats music for different reasons

I think this is very true.

Shells

little_dancer
12 Dec 2003, 20:48
HMMMMMMMMMM- I'd say Bat1, I just love the production of that album, and the real-ness of it.

That and For Crying out Loud and Two Out of Three aint bad are my favorite songs of all time- and Meat Loaf looks so cute on the back :lol:

Skeleton
19 Dec 2003, 09:44
Michel wrote:

You can't compare perfect with perfect.

You took the words right out of my mouth.

LostSoul
28 Dec 2003, 03:45
You can't compare perfect with perfect. :lol:

Totally agree with this. You can't choose, no.... you may not choose between them :lol:

Well... I do understand what you mean... but, I guess I'll disappoint some of you... and some might hate me after that...

I would like to say that "For Crying Out Loud" is (and will ever be) my all time favourite Meat song!

BUT my favourite album is Dead Ringer... :oops:

Why? my heart spoke for me. It's all I can say.

Vickip
28 Dec 2003, 04:02
Well... I do understand what you mean... but, I guess I'll disappoint some of you... and some might hate me after that...

I would like to say that "For Crying Out Loud" is (and will ever be) my all time favourite Meat song!

BUT my favourite album is Dead Ringer... :oops:

Why? my heart spoke for me. It's all I can say.

Hey LostSoul ! You didn't disappoint me .. and I certainly don't hate you :)) We're all entitled to our own opinions :wink:

Paradise and Rock N' Roll Dreams are two of my favorite Meat Loaf songs ... BUT my favorite album is still Couldn't Have Said It Better :oops:

Why? I know Bat I and Bat II are classics .. and, like the upcoming Bat III, they always will be. But CHSIB is special to me, and like you, my heart spoke. It's all I can say too :)

Vicki

Bart
13 Feb 2004, 14:51
CHSIB is also second to me. Bat 1 will always be first. Everything is perfect about that one. I can't say that bat 2 is perfect, cause it's not.

meat loaf is my god
13 Feb 2004, 19:17
Thay r both gr8

Bart
16 Feb 2004, 11:09
That's true. But just like George Orwell ones had written: Both Bats are equal but Bat 1 is more equal than Bat 2. :wink: :mrgreen:

Rob The Badger
16 Feb 2004, 12:45
Bat Out Of Hell has it for me. The production of Todd Rundgren just makes every lick seem absolutely, perfect. Not a note out of place. Steinman cannot produce well enough to equal Todd's contributions. He is an incredible producer, as shown by his work with Dion, Tyler etc. But not as good as Todd.

Plus, Bat 2 always comes off as a failed attempt at a concept album.
Great songs nonetheless. But it's Bat Out Of Hell all the way for me.

LostSoul
16 Feb 2004, 19:25
That's true. But just like George Orwell ones had written: Both Bats are equal but Bat 1 is more equal than Bat 2. :wink: :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Patricia
... still in love with Dead Ringer! :)) ... and Bat 1 follows! ;)

Heli
16 Feb 2004, 19:35
I have different favourites at different times!! It's like the other week i was really into Bat 2, now this week i''m really into welcome to the neighbourhood, next week i'll proberbly be in CHSIB, maybe tomorrow i would just listen to Bat all day! I'm a strange little girl!!

Pudding
17 Feb 2004, 01:40
1) Bat 1
2) Bat 2
3) Dead Ringer

Pud :twisted:

Rob The Badger
17 Feb 2004, 15:19
1) Bat 1
2) Bat 2
3) Dead Ringer



. . .is the correct answer, you've just one an Espresso maschine!

03gills
21 Apr 2004, 21:06
My thoughts on bats....

These wonderous creatures roam the night with red.................hehehe



Bat 1: Not the 'holy grail' but still great. Not a perfect record (if there is such a thing)


Bat 2: Ahh, the meaning of life,
Seriously, every time i put this record on it gives me a wake up call, if your feeling anything but happy and at peace, slap this record on, it's the best(and cheapest) form of therapy out there, the best 12 step progam there is. The only record that beats this album is Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion 2

Bat 3: Now, This WILL be perfect