Welcome to the Neighborhood

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Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

The artist offers a romantic partner forgiveness on “Amnesty Is Granted.” The obscure “Where Angels Sing” dreams of a virtuous place devoid of hate, pain, pity, spite, materialism, hunger, etc.

Objectionable Content

If Loaf-man really desires heaven, you’d never know it from songs like “Original Sin” which, bored with all the old vices, searches for new ones. His utopia consists of casual sex without precautions or consequences (“Where the Rubber Meets the Road”), specifically with an intoxicated Mexican prostitute (“Runnin’ for the Red Light”). On “Left in the Dark,” he accuses his lover of being unfaithful and then demands sexual intimacy from her. The hit single “I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)” sends mixed messages about honesty. “45 Seconds of Ecstasy” is an ode to an orgasm.

Summary Advisory

This Meat Loaf consists of half-baked sexual rock-n-roll leftovers sure to give discerning teens spiritual indigestion. His Neighborhood is on the seedy side of town.

Bob Waliszewski
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