History Music / MeatLoaf

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)
Meatloaf'' (1971)
* ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell]]'' [[note]]Songs (1977)[[note]]Songs by Jim Steinman[[/note]] (1977)
Steinman[[/note]]
* ''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)
27th May '17 2:38:22 PM Nick7689
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* '''Stoney and Meatloaf''' (1971)
* '''Bat Out of Hell''' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1977)
* '''Dead Ringer''' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1981)
* '''Midnight at the Lost and Found''' (1983)
* '''Bad Attitude''' ''(Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1984)
* '''Blind Before I Stop''' (1986)
* '''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)
* '''Couldn't Have Said it Better''' (2003)
* '''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose''' ''(Features seven songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2006)
* '''Hang Cool Teddy Bear''' (2010)
* '''Hell in a Handbasket''' (2011)
* '''Braver Than We Are''' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2016)

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* '''Stoney ''Stoney and Meatloaf''' (1971)
Meatloaf'''(1971)
* '''Bat ''[[Music/BatOutOfHell Bat Out of Hell''' Hell]]'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1977)
* '''Dead Ringer''' ''Dead Ringer'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1981)
* '''Midnight ''Midnight at the Lost and Found''' Found'' (1983)
* '''Bad Attitude''' ''Bad Attitude'' ''(Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1984)
* '''Blind ''Blind Before I Stop''' Stop'' (1986)
* '''Bat ''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell''' Hell'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1993)
* '''Welcome ''Welcome to the Neighborhood''' Neighborhood'' ''(Features two songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1995)
* '''The ''The Very Best of Meat Loaf''' Loaf'' ''(Worth noting as the only authorized compilation in Meat's career, featuring three new songs by Jim Steinman)'' (1999)
* '''Couldn't ''Couldn't Have Said it Better''' Better'' (2003)
* '''Bat ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose''' Loose'' ''(Features seven songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2006)
* '''Hang ''Hang Cool Teddy Bear''' Bear'' (2010)
* '''Hell ''Hell in a Handbasket''' Handbasket'' (2011)
* '''Braver ''Braver Than We Are''' Are'' ''(Songs by Jim Steinman)'' (2016)
30th Apr '17 12:53:34 PM blackemperorexe
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** "Dead Ringer For Love" began life as, of all things, the theme song for the ''Animal House'' TV show.
12th Apr '17 11:16:20 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CallBack: "Souvenirs" from his 2016 album ''Braver Than We Are'' features the line "You been cold to me so long I'm crying icicles instead of tears", one of the most memorable lyrics from "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", one of the big hits from ''Bat Out Of Hell.''
3rd Apr '17 8:51:06 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* TheMusical: ''Bat out of Hell'' was expanded and made into a stage musical, essentially a retooling of the original '70s era ''Neverland'' concept altered to remove the explicit Peter Pan references, although this basically involved changing the names and not much else) that spent quite a while in DevelopmentHell[[note]]This is excluding the 40+ years the basic framework languished following the end of the 1977 workshop[[/note]] before finally premiering in Manchester in early 2017, transferring to the West End a few months later, and making its North American debut in Toronto. No Broadway transfer has been announced as of yet.



* VillainSong: From ''Bat Out of Hell III'', "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King," which was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] written as a VillainSong sung by the corrupt officials of Gotham City in an abandoned [[Theatre/BatmanTheMusical Batman musical]].

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* VillainSong: From ''Bat Out of Hell III'', "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King," which was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] written as a VillainSong sung by the corrupt officials of Gotham City in an abandoned [[Theatre/BatmanTheMusical Batman musical]]. It eventually made an appearance in 2017's ''Bat out of Hell: TheMusical'' as a villain song for BigBad Chief of Police Falco and his goons at the top of Act II.



** On ''Braver Than We Are,'' his voice is gone; he rasps and growls like Tom Waits.

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** On ''Braver Than We Are,'' his voice is gone; barely there at all; he rasps and growls like Tom Waits. Music/TomWaits at times.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Godz" from ''Braver Than We Are''; this quirk seems to have been invented for the album the original ''Neverland'' version (from all the way back in the mid '70s) is spelled normally as seen [[http://www.jimsteinman.com/neverland/kennedyp3.htm here]].
25th Mar '17 11:22:19 AM blackemperorexe
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** From "Who Needs the Young:" "My sex just isn't what it was / Is there anyone left who can FUCK? SCREW 'IM!"
25th Mar '17 11:16:15 AM blackemperorexe
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** His voice has also, sadly, been declining steadily since 2005 or so. He still sounds pretty good on ''Bat 3'' and the subsequent studio albums, but it's clear that his range has decreased. On the Melbourne and ''3 Bats'' live albums, he struggles with some of the melodies and is frequently flat. As of the 2011 tour, he can barely sing ''at all'' any more. He still puts everything into the show.

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** His voice has also, sadly, been declining steadily since 2005 or so. He still sounds pretty good on ''Bat 3'' and the subsequent studio albums, but it's clear that his range has decreased. On the Melbourne and ''3 Bats'' live albums, he struggles with some of the melodies and is frequently flat. As of the 2011 tour,
** On ''Braver Than We Are,'' his voice is gone;
he can barely sing ''at all'' any more. He still puts everything into the show.rasps and growls like Tom Waits.
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