Meat Loaf

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Average User Rating 7.70
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Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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Meatloaf is over-cooked!
Venue/Date: Bank of America Pavilion (Boston, MA)
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August 20th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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7.70

ime to stick a fork in burned-out Meat Loaf

By Christopher John Treacy
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Updated: 03:22 AM EST

While the fact that Meat Loaf still performs may be amazing, the performances themselves are not. But because the first two albums in the “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy respectively sold 37 and 15 million copies, folks still turn out in droves to see him.

And it’s not as if he doesn’t give it his all. But with his 60th birthday coming next month and a diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a heart condition that puts him at risk for sudden death, rock ’n’ roll’s quintessential big boy seems worse for the wear.

Last night for a well-attended gig at the Bank of America Pavilion with his trusty eight-piece band Neverland Express, Meat Loaf drew from all three “Bat” discs and left his other releases untouched.

With his trademark red kerchief dangling from his microphone stand, Meat Loaf poured much energy into readings of “Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire),” the amusing “Love is a Lemon” and “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth,” complete with the retro video clip featuring Karla DeVito lipsyncing to Ellen Foley’s vocal.

But try as he did, the magic eluded him. He sounded weak, barely able to enunciate, and his hand shook profusely while barking lines. Actually, it was hard to watch
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