Wagnerian rock is the merger of 20th-century rock and roll and 19th-century opera reminiscent of Richard Wagner or Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.

Origins and characteristicsEdit

The term was coined by writer and producer Jim Steinman (to describe Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums)[1][2] and is sometimes used ambiguously in rock writing, referring to a bombastic Teutonic style, or fantasy lyrics.

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  1. ^ Crawford, Jeff (March 3, 2004). "'Old Ham' using his loaf". Messenger - Guardian.
  2. ^ Brearley, David; Waldren, Murray; Butler, Mark; Shedden, Iain (August 9, 2003). "25 classic albums that never get played...and the 25 good reasons why not - ROCK monuments". Weekend Australian.