History Music / MeatLoaf

21st Jun '18 4:30:16 PM penguinist
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* HeavyMeta: "Rock 'n' Roll Hero", "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" and "Rock and Roll Dreams Come True".

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* HeavyMeta: "Rock 'n' Roll Hero", "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" and "Rock and Roll Dreams Come True".Through".
16th May '18 9:28:39 PM PaulA
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* AudienceParticipationSong: All together now: "You took the words right out of my mouth...oh, it must've been while you were kissing me..." When performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he stopped the show because the singing from the audience was lacklustre, and he said they sounded like they were from Sydney. The audience suddenly got a lot more involved, but exploded when he screamed at the top of his lungs [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "ARE YOU TOO OLD TO STAND UP?!"]] During live shows, he has been known to stop the band mid-song and call out a particular audience member who was ''not'' singing along.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: All together now: "You took the words right out of my mouth...oh, it must've been while you were kissing me..." When performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he stopped the show because the singing from the audience was lacklustre, and he said they sounded like they were from Sydney. The audience suddenly got a lot more involved, but exploded when he screamed at the top of his lungs [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "ARE YOU TOO OLD TO STAND UP?!"]] UP?!" During live shows, he has been known to stop the band mid-song and call out a particular audience member who was ''not'' singing along.
16th May '18 9:24:28 PM PaulA
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* AbusiveParents: When he was younger, [[OffingTheOffspring his father tried to kill him]]. This is not an exaggeration, his father came at him with a knife. A similar theme emerges in the song ''Objects In The Rear View Mirror (May Appear Closer Than They Are)'', in verse 2.

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* AbusiveParents: When he was younger, [[OffingTheOffspring his father tried to kill him]]. This is not an exaggeration, his father came at him with a knife. A similar theme emerges in In the song ''Objects In The Rear View Mirror (May Appear Closer Than They Are)'', in verse 2.2.
-->And my father's eyes were blank as he hit me again and again and again



* AudienceParticipationSong: All together now: "You took the words right out of my mouth...oh, it must've been while you were kissing me..." When performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he stopped the show because the singing from the audience was lacklustre, and he said [[BerserkButton they sounded like they were from Sydney]]. The audience suddenly got a lot more involved, but exploded when he screamed at the top of his lungs [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "ARE YOU TOO OLD TO STAND UP?!"]] During live shows, he has been known to stop the band mid-song and call out a particular audience member who was ''not'' singing along.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: All together now: "You took the words right out of my mouth...oh, it must've been while you were kissing me..." When performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he stopped the show because the singing from the audience was lacklustre, and he said [[BerserkButton they sounded like they were from Sydney]].Sydney. The audience suddenly got a lot more involved, but exploded when he screamed at the top of his lungs [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "ARE YOU TOO OLD TO STAND UP?!"]] During live shows, he has been known to stop the band mid-song and call out a particular audience member who was ''not'' singing along.



** A common CatchPhrase among fans is "Nobody [[ADateWithRosiePalms beats the meat]]!"



* TheManBehindTheMan: Jim Steinman.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Meat Loaf" is always two words, always capitalized - not "Meatloaf", not "Meat loaf", not "Loaf." How many times has the media made this mistake? Don't ask. Just ''don't''. And [[BerserkButton don't call him Marvin]]...he changed his name. He goes so far as to have himself credited as "Meat Loaf Aday" on the songs he's written.
** Hilariously invoked when Christopher Lee introduced him on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', mis-reading his cue cards; "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like you to meet... Loaf!"
** In concert, Meat Loaf introduced a man he claimed to be his brother to perform the spoken word track "Wasted Youth," introducing him as "Tony Loaf".
7th Mar '18 1:01:31 PM nombretomado
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After several years shopping the concept around before getting ToddRundgren's attention, ''Bat Out of Hell'' hit the shelves in 1977. While not immediately a hit, the album grew with popularity over time. It spent 485 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 522 weeks), is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released with more than 43 million copies sold worldwide (14 million in the United States alone), and still sells about 200,000 copies per year. A "sequel" album, ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell'', was released in 1993 with new songs by Steinman, including his only U.S. #1 single, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)". A third in the series, ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'', was released in 2006 featuring songs written by him and by Bon Jovi lyricist Desmond Child. This was the first ''Bat'' album not produced and written solely by Steinman, although several older songs written or recorded by Steinman beforehand are featured. In addition to the ''Bat Out of Hell'' trilogy, Meat Loaf has released several other albums, with varying levels of involvement on Steinman's part.

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After several years shopping the concept around before getting ToddRundgren's Music/ToddRundgren's attention, ''Bat Out of Hell'' hit the shelves in 1977. While not immediately a hit, the album grew with popularity over time. It spent 485 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 522 weeks), is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released with more than 43 million copies sold worldwide (14 million in the United States alone), and still sells about 200,000 copies per year. A "sequel" album, ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell'', was released in 1993 with new songs by Steinman, including his only U.S. #1 single, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)". A third in the series, ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'', was released in 2006 featuring songs written by him and by Bon Jovi lyricist Desmond Child. This was the first ''Bat'' album not produced and written solely by Steinman, although several older songs written or recorded by Steinman beforehand are featured. In addition to the ''Bat Out of Hell'' trilogy, Meat Loaf has released several other albums, with varying levels of involvement on Steinman's part.
6th Feb '18 2:39:57 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/StageFright2014'' (Roger)
6th Oct '17 9:29:31 PM Gray_underscore
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** A lot of the songs on that album have self-deprecating themes, including "Peace on Earth," "Living on the Outside" and certainly "Los Angeloser."
-->I know I never was much more than you expected
-->I expect now I won't disappoint
17th Aug '17 1:24:31 AM NWolfman
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* StealthPun: He's been cannibalized on screen at least twice: once in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ([[AudienceParticipationSong "Oh no, not Meat Loaf again"]]) and once in an episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''. In ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', he's depicted as literal meatloaf.[[note]]He technically isn't ''in'' the movie. The character is used to sing a few bars of "I Would Do Anything For Love" and appear in a couple of visual gags.[[/note]]

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* StealthPun: He's been cannibalized on screen at least twice: once in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ([[AudienceParticipationSong "Oh no, not Meat Loaf again"]]) and once in an episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''. In ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', he's depicted as literal meatloaf.[[note]]He [[note]]The man himself technically isn't ''in'' the movie. The animated character is used to sing lip-sync a few bars of "I Would Do Anything For Love" and appear in a couple of visual gags.gags, but doesn't have any speaking lines.[[/note]]
27th Jul '17 12:31:19 PM grabaham
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* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' (1977)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''Dead Ringer'' (1981)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]

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* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' (1977)[[note]]Songs (1977) [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''Dead Ringer'' (1981)[[note]]Songs (1981) [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bad Attitude'' (1984)[[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]

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* ''Bad Attitude'' (1984)[[note]]Features (1984) [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' (1993)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' (1995)[[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' (1999)[[note]]The only authorized compilation in Meat's career, features three new songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]

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* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' (1993)[[note]]Songs (1993) [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' (1995)[[note]]Features (1995) [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' (1999)[[note]]The (1999) [[note]]The only authorized compilation in Meat's career, features three new songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' (2006)[[note]]Features seven songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]

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* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' (2006)[[note]]Features (2006) [[note]]Features seven songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Braver Than We Are'' (2016)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]

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* ''Braver Than We Are'' (2016)[[note]]Songs (2016) [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]]
27th Jul '17 12:30:40 PM grabaham
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* ''Stoney and Meatloaf'''(1971)
* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1977)
* ''Dead Ringer'' [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1981)

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* ''Stoney and Meatloaf'''(1971)
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* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' [[note]]Songs (1977)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1977)
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* ''Dead Ringer'' [[note]]Songs (1981)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1981)Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bad Attitude'' [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1984)

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* ''Bad Attitude'' [[note]]Features (1984)[[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1984)Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1993)
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1995)
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' [[note]]The only authorized compilation in Meat's career, features three new songs by Jim Steinman)[[/note]] (1999)

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* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' [[note]]Songs (1993)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1993)
Steinman[[/note]]
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' [[note]]Features (1995)[[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1995)
Steinman[[/note]]
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' [[note]]The (1999)[[note]]The only authorized compilation in Meat's career, features three new songs by Jim Steinman)[[/note]] (1999)Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' [[note]]Features seven songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (2006)

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* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' [[note]]Features (2006)[[note]]Features seven songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (2006)Steinman[[/note]]



* ''Braver Than We Are'' [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (2016)

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* ''Braver Than We Are'' [[note]]Songs (2016)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (2016)
Steinman[[/note]]
27th Jul '17 12:29:14 PM grabaham
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Born in Texas on September 27, 1947, Meat Loaf dabbled in musical theatre from an early age. When he received a draft notice in 1967, he tore it up, stole his father's credit card, and moved to California to break into the music industry. During the early '70s he made several forays into stardom - he performed in several small-time bands, released a duets album with Stoney Murphy which largely went under the radar, sang lead on Music/TedNugent's ''Free-For-All'' album, and performed in touring productions of ''Hair'' and ''[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow The Rocky Horror Show]]'', landing a role in the film version of the latter. His big break was to come while performing in an off-Broadway show called ''More Than You Deserve'', when he befriended its writer Jim Steinman. Steinman had been toying with a sci-fi RockOpera adaptation of ''Literature/PeterPan'' and saw Meat Loaf as ideal for the lead role in it. Though the project, called ''Neverland'', never came to fruition, the songs Steinman wrote for it became the genesis of ''Bat Out of Hell''.

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Born in Texas on September 27, 1947, Meat Loaf dabbled in musical theatre from an early age. When he received a draft notice in 1967, he tore it up, stole his father's credit card, and moved to California to break into the music industry. During the early '70s he made several forays into stardom - he performed in several small-time bands, released a duets album with Stoney Murphy which largely went under the radar, sang lead on Music/TedNugent's ''Free-For-All'' album, and performed in touring productions of ''Hair'' and ''[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow The Rocky Horror Show]]'', landing a role in the film version of the latter. His big break was to come while performing in an off-Broadway show called ''More Than You Deserve'', when he befriended its writer Jim Steinman. Steinman had been toying with a sci-fi RockOpera adaptation of ''Literature/PeterPan'' and saw Meat Loaf as ideal for the lead role in it. Though the project, called ''Neverland'', never came didn't come to fruition, fruition until forty years later (in a much altered form, as ''Bat Out of Hell: The Musical''), the songs Steinman wrote for it became the genesis of ''Bat Out of Hell''.



* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1977)
* ''Dead Ringer'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1981)

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* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' ''(Songs [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (1977)
* ''Dead Ringer'' ''(Songs [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (1981)



* ''Bad Attitude'' ''(Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1984)

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* ''Bad Attitude'' ''(Features [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (1984)



* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1993)
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' ''(Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1995)
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' ''(Worth noting as the only authorized compilation in Meat's career, featuring three new songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1999)

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* ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell'' ''(Songs [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (1993)
* ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' ''(Features [[note]]Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (1995)
* ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf'' ''(Worth noting as the [[note]]The only authorized compilation in Meat's career, featuring features three new songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman)[[/note]] (1999)



* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' ''(Features seven songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2006)

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* ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose'' ''(Features [[note]]Features seven songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (2006)



* ''Braver Than We Are'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2016)

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* ''Braver Than We Are'' ''(Songs [[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman)'' Steinman[[/note]] (2016)
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