Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"I'll Never Forgive Myself If We Don't Go All The Way Tonight"

So while I formulate some bloggage for the last couple days of the tour, I felt compelled to break up all the GAH-centric content with a little bit of universally mind-blowing video.

My coworker Bobby and I stumbled onto something today that shook us both to the core. Bobby had sent his friend a video of Celine Dion covering ACDC (which is pretty hard to watch, by the way), and she had replied telling him about another Celine Dion video that she had just happened to watch earlier that day - the video for "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" - which, she noted, reminded her of "the video where Meat Loaf looks like a Klingon". This would, of course, be the video for "I Would Do Anything For Love".

So we loaded up both videos on You Tube, and just out of sheer curiosity, we decided to play them simultaneously, with the Celine song muted. Whoa. We then watched them again, this time with Meat Loaf muted. Whoa again. We also managed to track down a version of the video with a running length of 7:39, (only two seconds longer than Meat Loaf's video), but we think there might actually be more crazy coinciding moments with the 6:00 version. I'm still posting the long version, though, for those of you who want to see them end at the same time.

Enjoy! I'd recommend muting Celine and listening to Meat Loaf for the full "whoa" factor. Also, notice the sweet Mark Wahlberg cameo in the police getup.

Meat Loaf


Celine's long version:

Now, I'm sure you're busy gathering all your brains that are inevitably strewn around your computer, but wait just a second, because it's about to get messier.

Check this shizz out.

Now feel free to mop up.

Steve | GAH

[EDIT: After a little research, I found out a couple things: 1. Though the two videos were done by different directors, both songs were actually written by Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman. In fact, "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" was originally supposed to be on Bat Out Of Hell II, but was left off in favor of "Anything For Love" with the intention of including it on BOOH III, which was released in 2006 - when the song got the Meat Loaf video redux. 2. In an even more bizarre twist, check out the random similarities (i.e. a huge house with arched doorways and windows, moonlight shining in through billowing white silk curtains, candles everywhere, etc.) in the video for "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", which also happens to be a Steinman penned song. I wonder what his house looks like...]

1 comment:

Phil said...

That's pretty mind-blowing. Greatest pairing since peanut butter & jelly.