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White of High
07 Nov 2002, 19:26
This is the START OUT OF HELL & ARRIVE TO HEAVEN topic.
Let's Go to Rock 'n' Roll!!!!!!!

Modern Girl (6-7)

It isn't the best song of this album. I don't understand why has it been changin' to the Very Best Of by Meat Loaf. I think it isn't so good. The music is "kind", the lyrics is a little bit simple. Where is the deep feeling?
I couldn't find it.
I've heard better Jacobs's and Durkee's song...

My score: 6-7



Average: 7.44 (67/9)

Tim
07 Nov 2002, 19:56
A great song. But i think you never heard it live WOH, that is great. Some great drums at the start. If I listen to the lyrics I always think of a cartoon, don't know why. So typical American.

Ofcourse a 9!!!

White of High
07 Nov 2002, 20:58
I have heard live version in Live At Wembley CD. But I hold my opinion.
Maybe my problem is that I listened it at first in Hits Out Of Hell. It doesn't seem a typical Meat-song on this album. And maybe my another problem that you said it's a typical american song...

Michel
08 Nov 2002, 18:51
Super rock 'n' roll song, one of the best Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee songs. A little simple lyrics, but when you hear it live it is super. Especially the Bottom Line 1985 version and the Live at Wembley version are very great.


My score: 8/9

The Flying Mouse
28 Nov 2002, 14:54
:twisted: I think this is a stab at "moral" America.
The way I read the lyrics,is that it used to be very clean cut people (a bit like Brad and Janet in Rocky Horror) getting married and settling down as responsible members of the community.But they still managed to wreck things(so did Brad and Janet).Maybe because they were so uptight.
This song says i'm not gonna play that way.We're not Mr and Mrs perfect(beutiful miss America or Mr right),but without your hangups we can make the world better("Won't Be Makin' The Mistakes Our Fathers Made").
However,it's not one of my favorite Meat songs.
5/10 Between the past and something dawning new.

White of High
19 Apr 2003, 21:30
This is one of the most contradictory song of Meat! Somebody love it, others hate! I'm interesting others' opinions! Come on!

Cloggy
19 Apr 2003, 23:49
Album version gets a 7/10

The live version on the wembly cd gets a 9/10 (all songs on that album get a minimum of 8 btw) :)

jcmoorehead
19 Apr 2003, 23:51
Not a bad song i'd say 6.5/10

Bart
20 Apr 2003, 08:15
To me it is the best song ont he album. The melody is great, the lyrics are wonderful and the intro is so simple but very effective. The song gets never boring. A true classic. 9/10

JacenSolo
21 Apr 2003, 15:39
I like the song, but I don't love it! It's far better live, in my opinion.
I'll give the album version a 6.
MY Score: 6

Quigmo
17 Sep 2003, 10:14
I really like this song. A very solid effort. One of the few non- JS songs I can give a ten. This song could have been on Bat II and it would not have sounded out of place.
10/10

[RDH]draconia
09 Feb 2004, 13:54
i have actully found the video of this song (not a good one though)
i now remember that i really like this song and the song would not look out of place in "mad max"

PanicLord
09 Feb 2004, 19:38
I really like this song - until ICHSIBM this is one of the best non-JS songs!

Great rocking tune, well sung...

9/10

meat loaf is my god
13 Feb 2004, 19:20
IT is Song of sheer qualtiy the piano solo at the start is just amazing and it has a good beat
8/10

Pudding
17 Feb 2004, 01:50
Definately one of the better non-Steinman songs.

7/10

Pud :twisted:

White of High
24 Mar 2005, 09:25
Anybody can tell me Modern Girl was on Bad Attitude or Hits Out Of Hell at first time? Which album had come out before?

wizardofodd
24 Mar 2005, 12:01
great song 7 in my opinion :-P

AndyK
24 Mar 2005, 16:01
Anybody can tell me Modern Girl was on Bad Attitude or Hits Out Of Hell at first time? Which album had come out before?

This was the first single off of the Bad Attitude album, made a brief appearance in the UK charts (somewhere in the top 10 I think, but can't be 100% sure on that), and the video was banned by the BBC apparently. The track appeared the following year on Hits Out Of Hell.

Bart
24 Mar 2005, 16:04
number 17 in both UK and Germany

SuperLoafMan
25 Mar 2005, 20:02
Great song, I like it 9/10

(Just to let you all know, where i come from on the local radio station last year Meat's Bat Out Of Hell song was the 4th best of all time.....ROCK ON)

Skeleton
30 May 2005, 08:16
This is one of the first songs I ever heard from Meat. Thatīs why I appreciate this song. The lyrics are nice and I like those drums (Are they electronic drums?)

I give: 8/10

RockingBat
31 May 2005, 10:18
One of my 1st songs too... heard it on Hits Out of Hell. I'm not too impressed by the lyrics, maybe coz it's too American.... but I like the overall feel to it.
I'll give it a 8/10.

SteinLoaf
07 Jun 2005, 21:27
Well the first song I ever heard was Paradise. I didn't know what to make of it...twice as long as every other song on the radio and all that panting...I was just a horny teenager lol. But true to my way getting into Steinman songs, it grew and it has to be one of my favorites :)

AndyK
02 Dec 2005, 08:32
Kudos to Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2 last night. It's not often Meat Loaf gets airplay on a national radio station these days, it's even rarer that when he does get airplay it's something not from one of the Bat albums.

Just afetr 5.30 last night we were treated to Modern Girl .... had forgotten how much I like this song it's so long since I've listened to it!!

Nice one Johnnie :mrgreen:

Leah
02 Dec 2005, 19:18
Hey I was listening to it too on radio 2! Was driving home from work and on came modern girl :mrgreen: I had it pumping out my car steeo! :D

djfierce
08 Dec 2005, 17:08
:twisted: I think this is a stab at "moral" America.
The way I read the lyrics,is that it used to be very clean cut people (a bit like Brad and Janet in Rocky Horror) getting married and settling down as responsible members of the community.But they still managed to wreck things(so did Brad and Janet).Maybe because they were so uptight.
This song says i'm not gonna play that way.We're not Mr and Mrs perfect(beutiful miss America or Mr right),but without your hangups we can make the world better("Won't Be Makin' The Mistakes Our Fathers Made").





This is exactly how i understand the lyrics.Not lyrically a great song but i think typical of early nonJS Meat songs. My first Meat album was rock n roll hero from a car boot sale when i was a kid and this was on there, not Meat's greatest but most definately nowhere near the worst, some of the greatest rock songs didn't have deep and meaningful lyrics.
my score 9/10

Space Monkey
08 Dec 2005, 23:45
I love the line "Once a beautiful Miss America married Mr Right"

Pudding
10 Dec 2005, 03:45
I love the line "Can't ya hear the planet groanin' like a broken down machine" that's like me first thing in the morning..LOL

Pud :twisted:

Paul191
04 Jan 2006, 23:38
I love this song, especially the version which can be heard on the 'Live at Wembly' CD. I like the drums at the beginnig, they are awesome.

Paul191
04 Jan 2006, 23:40
I love this song, especially the live version which can be heard on the 'Live at Wembly' CD. I like the drums at the beginnig, they are awesome and i love, conicidently, the same line as Pudding.

Elijah's way
08 Jan 2006, 17:24
This was the first single off of the Bad Attitude album, made a brief appearance in the UK charts (somewhere in the top 10 I think, but can't be 100% sure on that), and the video was banned by the BBC apparently. The track appeared the following year on Hits Out Of Hell.

Why was it banned?

AndyK
09 Jan 2006, 13:13
Because in the background of one of the shots a Magaret Thatcher lookalie was seen sitting on top of a rubbish heap.

Bart
19 Jan 2006, 21:51
The video was broadcasted a lot on Super Channel and the Music Box.

The lyrics of this song are fantastic. I like all Sarah Durkee's lyrics. "where the rubber meets the road".

Evil One
23 Jan 2007, 22:27
7

White of High
24 Jan 2007, 21:47
Average: 7.72 (139/18)

mszee
24 Jan 2007, 22:40
8/10

Wario
24 Jan 2007, 23:59
The Violins are great at the start of it's extended version, but ever since I got the extended version, the studio version never got to me, but still great.

Extended version = 9.9/10
Original Cut Studio Version = 9.5/10
Live at Wembley = 10/10
Bad Attitude - Live = 9.8/10
Remix =- 5/10