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Old 15 Jan 2003, 14:58   #1
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Masculine (6)

I think this is the song where the lyrics is better than the music. The lyrics is really good, but the music isn't Meat Loaf! I think it wanted to be harder rock in the '80 style.
The live version in Wembley is better. I'm missing the intro on the album. I think it would sound funny from Meat's mouth in concert: "I'm Masculine"... like "I'm a Sex God"!

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Old 15 Jan 2003, 19:40   #2
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I see that you've never heard this song from 1991 live version.
I have one recorded in Köln 1991 and there is a Sex God part in the middle of the song.

I think this song is the best of the album, but like most songs from this album, it is live at his best. Great rock and great lyrics.

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Old 15 Jan 2003, 19:45   #3
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The live version of this song is also great. Very......euh.....masculine....LOL.

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Old 15 Jan 2003, 20:26   #4
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I think this song is a characuture of Meat's sex god status.I think he's poking fun at himself a little .
On the album it's good,but the Wemberley 87 version is better.The 1991 version sounds interesting.What is his sex god speech?
7/10 Feeling pretty good.
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Old 10 Jul 2003, 16:31   #5
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The sex god part was also played in 1989 in Alkmaar, Holland.
This song rocks. Both on the album and live.
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Old 10 Jul 2003, 23:25   #6
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The sex god part was also played in 1989 in Alkmaar, Holland.
This song rocks. Both on the album and live.
8/10
A thought so, because I think he started the Sex God part in 1989.
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Old 12 Jul 2003, 19:09   #7
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Have to say, this is definately one of my faves

For me, it's such a horny song - definately one to get it on to

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Old 12 Jul 2003, 19:45   #8
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Ditto Heat
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Old 17 Sep 2003, 07:34   #9
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I never cared for this song. Not ML's kind of R&R. It doesn't work for me at all. What was this supposed to be? An answer song for Olivia Newton John's "Physical"? 2/10 not even a strong ML vocal can save this.
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 23:48   #10
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Old 24 Jan 2007, 01:16   #11
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Please don't be offended by this remark:

I got a little uncomfortable with the lyrics of this song.

In many ways, its kinda, beg my pardon please, Gay (not in the bad sense).

Meat sings about masculine, a man's only thing, and could really see Elton john Singing this.

But otherwise , great song - 8 / 10

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Old 25 Jan 2007, 00:12   #12
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I think this song is a characuture of Meat's sex god status.I think he's poking fun at himself a little .
On the album it's good,but the Wemberley 87 version is better.The 1991 version sounds interesting.What is his sex god speech?
7/10 Feeling pretty good.
Would you rate this one today the same???

9/10
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Old 25 Jan 2007, 00:20   #13
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Never got on with this song

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Old 25 Jan 2007, 04:43   #14
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Meat sings about masculine, a man's only thing, and could really see Elton john Singing this.
There are tears of laughter in my eyes from reading that. <visualising Elton John singing Masculine>

oh sorry.... forgot to rate.

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Old 28 Jan 2007, 23:31   #15
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 20:28   #16
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i would like to reevaluate my grade:

Album Version: 9.5/10

Live version: 10/10
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 20:39   #17
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I would like to reevaluate your grade

Album: 3/10
Live: 6/10
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 23:52   #18
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'Blind Before I Stop' is the only Loaf album which is completely un-pleasurable for me ~ clippety-clop euro pop - yuck! - but the 1987 Live At Wembley versions ('Masculine', 'Blind Before...' and 'Rock N Roll Mercenaries') do kick the required amount of ass
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 23:53   #19
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'Blind Before I Stop' is the only Loaf album which is completely un-pleasurable for me ~ clippety-clop euro pop - yuck! - but the 1987 Live At Wembley versions ('Masculine', 'Blind Before...' and 'Rock N Roll Mercenaries') do kick the required amount of ass
BBIS > Midnight at the lost & Found
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 08:58   #20
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i might be the only person around who prefers MATLAF over BBIS. I know it's only a bunch of demos thrown together, but I like the country vibe on it. In some kind it doesnt take itself too seriously. It knows it's a mediocre attempt and just has fun with that mediocrity (sp?).
While BBIS is just a colosally failed attempt at a fullblown production.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 14:06   #21
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I concur with all that, RadioMaster.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 15:57   #22
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A pity im teh only one on this site that thinks BBIS > BOOH3

in fact its better then everything except BA and BOOH I and II

Side note, BA > BOOH II > BOOH
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 20:37   #23
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BBIS could have been brilliant ~ if Meat didn't sound like he was singing in the bathroom next door, and if the 'non-proper-instruments' were taken down in the mix.

BA is solid gold ~ agreed.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 21:32   #24
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Masculine is a good, entertaining song when performed live. I love how he did it in 1991 - as if he was James Brown.

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While BBIS is just a colosally failed attempt at a fullblown production.
Whoever chose Frank Farian as the producer obviously had not heard this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb_B_xtrdxc
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 22:10   #25
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well, maybe it wasnt really a choice. Let's not forget that this was one of the lows in his career, so maybe Farian was the only one willing to do the job, or the only one Meat and his management (or whoever) could afford at that point.
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