I bought the cassette when the album came out in 1977 (?).My wife is a fan, wrong era for me but she had me watch a couple of live clips recently and he was quite the showman.
Acted in 50 movies and TV shows too which I didn't know.
Boy George posted this morning that Meatloaf once "turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant".
So there's that!
The videos I saw recently surprised me with how good the band actually was, not sure who but there was some really good guitar playing and overall tight solid musicianship.
Back in the 80's in the midwest, the bar dancefloor will fill when Paradise came on. Everybody would sing along, me included, and I was a mostly a metalhead.Well, theres no accounting for...
"Bat out of hell"? Owned it, played it a lot. Studied it. Learned things.
"Paradise by the dashboard light" might be a bit of over the top dramatic cinema, but...
I do recall a long period of time (decades?) where if it was included at the right time in a live set and done even remotely well, the crowd was almost surely rocking and singing along all the way home.
No accounting for...
Even a half decent dj knew when to toss that one into the list.
Wow, so much I never knew about the history.His music was never my thing. He always sounded like a theatrical singer to me and a little of that goes a long.
I did find it interesting that Bat Out of Hell was produced by Todd Rundgren as a Bruce Springsteen spoof. After selling millions of records I guess the jokes on Todd. RIP Meat.
Todd Rundgren Talks Spoofing Bruce Springsteen and Seeing Meat Loaf Propose With a Salmon While Producing ‘Bat Out of Hell’Todd Rundgren talks about producing Meat Loaf’s 1977 smash record ‘Bat Out of Hell’ on his own dime because he thought it would be a funny Bruce Springsteen parody.www.billboard.com