Jim Steinman - Bad for Good Todd Rundgren - 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  The song "Left in the Dark" on this album, was later recorded by Barbra Streisand on her album Emotion (Steinman produced the track) and released as single EP.
This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Jim Steinman. 


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Jim Steinman's Bad for Good is a concept album about a rock and roll antihero, and it was released in 1981. The album was produced by Steinman and Todd Rundgren, and it features a star-studded cast of musicians, including Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, and Kasim Sulton.

The album was a commercial success, reaching number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was also a critical success, with Rolling Stone magazine calling it "a powerful and moving album that is sure to become a classic".

The album's songs have been covered by a variety of artists, including Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, and Celine Dion. The album's title track was also featured in the film Streets of Fire.

Bad for Good is a classic rock album that has stood the test of time. It is a powerful and moving album that is sure to please fans of rock and roll.

Music Genre:

  American Rock Music

Album Production Information:


Produced by Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman, John Jansen

The album was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York

Arrangements: Jim Steinman, Roy Bittan, Todd Rundgren.

Record Label Information:

  Cleveland International EPIC EPC 84361

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP Record 140 grams vinyl

Year & Country:

  1981 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Jim Steinman Bad for Good
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jim Steinman
  • Todd Rundgren

    Todd Rundgren is a multi-talented American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and visionary in the world of rock music. Born on 22 June 1948, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry through his diverse skills and creative endeavors. Throughout his career, Rundgren has embraced various genres, experimenting with his sound and forging a reputation as an innovative and influential artist.

    Early Life and Musical Beginnings:

    Todd Harry Rundgren was raised in a middle-class family, and from an early age, he showed a keen interest in music. He began playing guitar as a teenager and quickly honed his skills, drawn to the burgeoning rock 'n' roll scene of the 1960s. He formed his first band, The Nazz, in 1967, which quickly gained a local following. The Nazz released three studio albums, showcasing Rundgren's early songwriting prowess.


    Solo Career and Commercial Success:

    In 1970, Rundgren decided to pursue a solo career and released his debut album, "Runt". The album received critical acclaim, but it was his third solo effort, "Something/Anything?" (1972), that catapulted him to commercial success. This double album featured hit songs like "I Saw the Light", "Hello, It's Me", and "Couldn't I Just Tell You", showcasing his diverse musical talent and mastery of various instruments.

    Following the success of "Something/Anything?", Rundgren continued to release a series of well-received albums throughout the 1970s, such as "A Wizard, a True Star" (1973), "Todd" (1974), and "Faithful" (1976). His music combined elements of rock, pop, soul, and psychedelia, making him a unique and innovative figure in the music world.

    Utopia and Collaborations:

    During the mid-1970s, Rundgren formed the progressive rock band Utopia, which allowed him to explore more experimental and progressive sounds. Utopia released several albums, with Rundgren often taking a collaborative approach to songwriting and production. They gained a dedicated fanbase and became known for their electrifying live performances.

    Apart from his solo and Utopia work, Rundgren earned acclaim for his collaborations as a producer and engineer. He worked with numerous prominent artists, including Meat Loaf ("Bat Out of Hell"), The Band ("Stage Fright"), XTC ("Skylarking"), and New York Dolls ("New York Dolls").

    Innovation and Technological Contributions:

    Rundgren's musical journey was accompanied by his fascination with technology. He was an early adopter of computer-based music production and video technology, experimenting with interactive concerts and virtual reality shows long before they became mainstream. He continued to push the boundaries of technology and music throughout his career.

    Later Career and Legacy:

    The 1980s saw Rundgren explore synth-pop and new wave elements in albums like "Hermit of Mink Hollow" (1982) and "A Cappella" (1985). While he may not have achieved the same commercial success as in the 1970s, his artistic integrity and influence remained strong.

    In the following decades, Todd Rundgren maintained a consistent output of albums and continued to tour, attracting both loyal fans and new admirers. His live performances were known for their energy, musical proficiency, and willingness to revisit his classic hits alongside new material.

    Rundgren's influence extended beyond music. His innovative spirit and artistic vision made him a pioneer in various creative fields. He received recognition from the music industry and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, cementing his place as an essential figure in the history of rock music.

  • Roy Bittan
  • Max Weinberg
  • Joe Stefko
  • Kasim Sultan
  • Steve Buckner
  • Rory Dodd
  • Karla DeVito
  • Roger Powell
  • Davey Johnstone
  • Jimmy Maden
Track Listing of: Jim Steinman Bad for Good
    Side One:
  • Bad for Good
  • Lost Boys and Golden Girls
  • Love and Death and an American Guitar
  • Stark Raving Love

    Side Two:
  • Out of the Frying Pan (and into the fire)
  • Surt's Up
  • Dance in my Pants
  • Left in the Dark
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