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Loaf at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Meat Loaf at the Discogs Marketplace. 8 versions. Meat Loaf - Couldn't Have Said It Better album art. Michael Lee Aday known professionally as Meat Loaf, is an American singer . It was at the Lampoon show that Meat Loaf met Ellen Foley, the "And now ladies and gentlemen I would like you to meet Loaf. With musical composer Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf created one of Steinman and Loaf had met in when the singer took a role in the.
They wrote the songs, started to tour them in the tri-state area around New York and invited record execs to attend. They thought it was far too theatrical. The songs fitted into no trend. As Steinman has said: Roy Bittan on keyboards and Max Weinberg on drums.
But everything about Bat Out of Hell — the music, the drama, the words — was heightened, like Springsteen on Broadway on steroids. The album only consisted of seven songs but they all packed a punch. Lyrically, it harked back to America in the s. The themes of teenage lust, doomed romance, motorbikes and gangs that pre-occupied Steinman were mixed with dark, gothic, almost pantomime flourishes.
The nine-and-a-half-minute title track dealt with a motorbike accident complete with an extremely lifelike engine sound wrung from a guitar by Rundgrenwhile the eight-minute multi-section Paradise by the Dashboard Light was about nooky in a car. The band were thrilled with the album. The one that had shown a flicker of interest said no, and the album sat untouched for almost 18 months. Eventually a man called Steve Popovich at a small label called Cleveland International Records signed the band, having previously passed on the album in a former job.
The record came out in October but, true to its troubled gestation, tanked. Rolling Stone gave it a zero-star review. Only two FM radio stations in America were playing it. Sonenberg, however, noticed something. Waring Abbott Three fortuitous things happened. The new names included Popcorn Blizzard and Floating Circus. Their regional success led them to release a single, "Once Upon a Time", backed with "Hello".
He compared his treatment to that of a "circus clown". They suggested he do a duet with Shaun "Stoney" Murphywho had performed with him in Hair, to which he agreed.
The Motown production team in charge of the album wrote and selected the songs while Meat Loaf and Stoney came in only to lay down their vocals. The album has been re-released after Meat Loaf's success, with Stoney's vocals removed. During the audition Meat Loaf met his future collaborator Jim Steinman. He sang a former Stoney and Meatloaf favorite of his, " I'd Love to Be As Heavy as Jesus", and subsequently got the part of Rabbit, a maniac that blows up his fellow soldiers so they can "go home.
He was only able to save three copies of it, because the record company did not allow its release. He recorded it again in a slightly rougher voice. The original single came out on RSO SO with some promotional copies bearing both songs, while some were double-A side copies with "More Than You Deserve" in mono and stereo on them.
He then convinced Lou Adlerthe producer of Rocky Horror, to run the "Paradise" video as a trailer to the movie. It closed two weeks into its initial run. Meat Loaf later returned occasionally to perform " Hot Patootie — Bless My Soul " for a special Rocky Horror reunion or convention, and rarely at his own live shows one performance of which was released in the Live Around the World CD set. During his recording of the soundtrack for Rocky Horror, Meat Loaf recorded two more songs: King coverand "Clap Your Hands".
They remained unreleased untilwhen they appeared as B-sides to the " Nowhere Fast " single. Holmes temporarily quit the band.Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Meat Loaf sang lead on five of the album's nine tracks. Meat Loaf decided to leave theatre, and concentrate exclusively on music. After the Lampoon show ended, Meat Loaf and Steinman spent time seeking a record deal. Their approaches were rejected by each record company, because their songs did not fit any specific recognized music industry style. Finally, they performed the songs for Todd Rundgrenwho decided to produce the album, as well as play lead guitar on it other members of Rundgren's band Utopia also lent their musical talents.
In OctoberBat Out of Hell was finally released. Their first gig was opening for Cheap Trick in Chicago. He gained national exposure as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March 25, Guest host Christopher Lee introduced him by saying, "And now ladies and gentlemen I would like you to meet Loaf.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Meat Loaf! In the United Kingdom, alone, its 2. Despite peaking at No. It is now second on the list. Bat Out of Hell is also one of only two albums that has never exited the Top in the UK charts;  this makes it the longest stay in any music chart in the world, although the published chart contains just 75 positions.
Steinman started to work on Bad for Goodthe album that was supposed to be the follow-up to 's Bat out of Hell, in During that time, a combination of touring, drugs and exhaustion had caused Meat Loaf to lose his voice. Without a singer, and pressured by the record company, Steinman decided that he should sing on Bad for Good himself, and write a new album for Meat Loaf; the result was Dead Ringerwhich was later released inafter the release of Steinman's Bad for Good.
After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie RoadieMeat Loaf's singing voice returned, and he started to work on his new album in Steinman had written five new songs which, in addition to the track "More Than You Deserve" sung by Meat Loaf in the stage musical of the same name and a reworked monologue, formed the album Dead Ringer, which was produced by Meat Loaf and Stephan Galfas, with backing tracks produced by Todd RundgrenJimmy Iovine, and Steinman.
The song " Dead Ringer for Love " was the pinnacle of the album, and launched Meat Loaf to even greater success after it reached No. Cher provided the lead female vocals in the song.
Sonenberg persuaded CBS to advance money for the making of the movie, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and won some favorable reviews. The album reached No. Midnight at the Lost and Found[ edit ] Following a dispute with his former songwriter Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf was contractually obliged to release a new album. Struggling for time, and with, it seemed, no resolution to his arguments with Steinman on the horizon eventually, Steinman sued Meat Loaf, who subsequently sued Steinman as wellhe was forced to find songwriters wherever he could.
The resulting album was Midnight at the Lost and Found. However, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay for Steinman. Meat Loaf is credited with having been involved in the writing of numerous tracks on the album, including the title track, "Midnight at the Lost and Found".
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