There is a series on TV with all sorts of documentaries on albums of artists: Classic Albums. I absolutely love this series, since the documentaries are very informative, not too long (about an hour) and you really learn something of them. Lately I saw the documentary about Bat Out Of Hell. It was a re-run, but the first time I have missed a part, so I thought: let’s watch it completely this time! And I succeeded.
Why do I choose the documentary of Meat Loaf above all? Because this documentary is on a great album with some hits everybody knows (who doesn’t know Paradise by the Dashboardlight? Apart from most of my classmates, that is…), and with some history and deeper meanings into them. One of the things I learned from this documentary was for instance that the sports part of Paradise By The Dashboardlight was quite naughty… in the Netherlands, this part simply is cut out because the record is too long, in America this part is cut out because of… watch and learn! 🙂
Do you have a link, too? Well, if I’m correct, this must be the one: Bat out of Hell documentary. (if not so, I’m sorry!)
Hey! That’s a newer album than yesterday! It’s Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends!
But why? That’s a nice story.
I was working on a project for history last week, and you might know the feeling that you have done a lot already, but it isn’t finished.
You have had it for today, and because I was working with my historybook next to me, I started to just flip some pages, and watch the pictures in the book. And then I saw, in the paragraph about the French revolution, a picture which was familiar to me. Not because of the French Revolution, no, because of Coldplay. Now I had lost my concentration completely, and started to search for this picture! The picture, or painting, was painted by Eugène Delacroix and is called Liberty Leading The People.
Well, the cover is interesting, but the music is even better (that’s because I have more with music than with art). What a hits on this album!
Life in Technicolor, Lost!, Violet Hill, and even more hits. But what’s the song of the day? A bit too predictable?
Yes, the title track: Viva La Vida!
Tomorrow two posts on music. Not only the song of the day, but I need your help too!