Hang Cool Teddy Bear

Hang Cool Teddy Bear

by Meat Loaf


From the opening notes of the album's first track "Peace On Earth" to the closing tracks of the Jon Bon Jovi co-written track "Elvis in Vegas," Hang Cool Teddy Bear embodies everything Meat Loaf is: ballsy, theatrical, epic, and bombastic. Hang Cool Teddy Bear thematically and sonically fits in perfectly with the Bat Out Of Hell series. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861776022
catalogNumber: 177602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meat Loaf   Primary Artist
Steve Vai   Guitar
Brian May   Guitar
Kasim Sulton   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jack Black   Background Vocals
David Campbell   Conductor
Carmen Carter   Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Rob Cavallo   Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
John Miceli   Drums
Chris Chaney   Bass
Patti Russo   Vocals,Background Vocals
Marcus Blake   Background Vocals
Justin Hawkins   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Georgia Haege   Background Vocals
Randy Flowers   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rick Brantley   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Aly Michalka   Background Vocals
CC Coletti   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Michael   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Crook   Guitar
Adam Ahuja   Guitar
Hugh Laurie   Piano
Jake Scherer   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Billy Falcon   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements,Percussion Arrangement,Percussion Programming,String Conductor
Doug McKean   Engineer
Jamie Muhoberac   Composer
Liz Vidal   Composer
Rob Cavallo   Composer,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Marvin Lee Aday   Composer
Raine Maida   Composer
P.R. Brown   Art Direction
Lars Fox   Pro-Tools
Boris Vallejo   Artwork
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Marsha Malamet   Composer
Neil Mason   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer
Justin Hawkins   Composer
Jaren Johnston   Composer
Gregory Becker   Composer
David Palumbo   Artwork
John Paul White   Composer
Jon Foreman   Composer
Eric Nally   Composer
Paul Freeman   Composer
Joe Libretti   Drum Technician
Dan Chase   Programming,Engineer,Pro-Tools
James Michael   Composer
Julie Bell   Cover Art
Kilian Kerwin   Story Writer
Christina Henriksen   Records
Jake Scherer   Composer
Frances Bowdery   Logistics
Anthony Palumbo   Artwork
Mathius Wollo   Composer

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Hang Cool Teddy Bear 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
elijahsdad08 More than 1 year ago
While Hang Cool Teddy Bear is clearly no "Bat," it is rather enjoyable and dare I say...fun. Meat sounds like a true rocker in this album. While I do miss the signature stienman sound of this album, I must say Meat sounds like he is enjoying himself in this album. The songs are more mature, unlike the sea crazed teen in the bat albums. The signature song on here is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi called "Elvis In Vegas," which sounds as if meat actually wrote it. Meats Voice is obviously not what it used to be, but the passion and conviction that comes through make up for it. This is No Bat out of Hell, or for that matter some of his other non stienman albums that were excellent, but it is still a good one.
Beautiful_Loser More than 1 year ago
Together Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are a dynamite team. Unfortunately most of the material on this CD don't have Steinman's lyrics. Steinman's lyrics are only included on this one with previously released material. When Steinman writes the lyrics the CD's are great! Who can argue with Bat Out of Hell or Bat Out of Hell 2 and Dead Ringer. Dead Ringer is fantastic and needs a broader audience. Anybody familiar with Fleetwood Mac's Rumors hears lyrics that portray relationships going through tough times. Dead Ringer recounts relationships 100 times worse than Rumors. Sorry for the rambling rant... Here's my brief synopsis: Bat Out of Hell Bat Out of Hell 2 Dead Ringer all great. Anything else, steer clear of it and don't waste your money!
Suzieq561 More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought good rock and roll isn't made anymore. Along comes Meat Loaf with a new sound behind this career pivotal album. Truth be told, this is NOT a part of the Bat trilogy that die hard fans know and cherish. It's a brand new treasure filled with layers of mature vocals, intertwined with climactic instrumentation that weaves into a story behind the lyrics of each song. This album is a must have for all Meat Loaf fans. And this album takes time to understand, you won't see all the mystery on first listen, which is brilliantly intelligent. Highlighted songs that will draw you in are "Los Angeloser" a catchy tune which takes you by surprise (chair dancing anyone), "If I Can't Have You" will give you a rock style relationship conflict that one can easily relate to, and "Song Of Madness" verges on a fine line of harder rock with metal influence but very Meat Loaf. I highly recommend this album for anyone with a passion for great Rock and Roll. Keep an open mind because this isn't your dad's Meat Loaf!!!!!!!!!!
elijahsdad08 More than 1 year ago
I have been a Meat Fan forever and have all of his albums. While his voice is no longer what it used to be, it is still better than those of the younger generation. This album has a suprising sound to it, actually very modern and almost pop-like. It is nothing like Meats normal music, but the difference is a pleasant suprise. I really like it...it's fun.
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