History Music / Meatloaf

1st Jan '16 9:16:29 AM CynicalBastardo
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* AdamWesting: His duet with [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Chef]] has him go [[LargeHam overenthusiastic]] to the point where Chef has to calm him down with food.
31st Dec '15 9:06:51 AM lakingsif
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* ForeverYoungSong: "Forever Young"
21st Dec '15 7:59:56 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* PrecisionFStrike: If you haven't heard ''California Isn't Big Enough'' yet, you may not expect the start of a slow, calm DoubleEntendre song to suddenly lose the 'double' part, when the volume kicks up and he belts out "I CAN BARELY FIT MY DICK IN MY PANTS!" BoastfulRap indeed...
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* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike: ** From ''Life Is a Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)'', we get "[[AssShove You can shove it up your ass!]]" ** If you haven't heard ''California Isn't Big Enough'' yet, you may not expect the start of a slow, calm DoubleEntendre song to suddenly lose the 'double' part, when the volume kicks up and he belts out "I CAN BARELY FIT MY DICK IN MY PANTS!" BoastfulRap indeed...
21st Dec '15 7:54:26 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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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''.
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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 (May Appear Closer Than They Are''.Are)'', in verse 2.
2nd Dec '15 2:02:13 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[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 [[BatmanTheMusical [[Theatre/BatmanTheMusical Batman musical]].
25th Jul '15 9:29:01 PM Angeldeb82
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[[caption-width-right:252:[[SoCoolItsAwesome It sounds as awesome as this looks.]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:252:[[SoCoolItsAwesome [[caption-width-right:252:[[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome It sounds as awesome as this looks.]]]]

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 ''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''. 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 and remains a perennial high-seller to this day, having spent 474 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 478), and is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released (after ''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]'', ''[[Music/{{ACDC}} Back In Black]]'', ''[[PinkFloyd The Dark Side of the Moon]]'', and ''[[TheBodyguard Soundtrack from The Bodyguard]]''). 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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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 ''PeterPan'' ''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''. 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 and remains a perennial high-seller to this day, having spent 474 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 478), and is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released (after ''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]'', ''[[Music/{{ACDC}} Back In Black]]'', ''[[PinkFloyd ''[[Music/PinkFloyd The Dark Side of the Moon]]'', and ''[[TheBodyguard ''[[Film/TheBodyguard Soundtrack from The Bodyguard]]''). 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.

* 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 [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "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]]. The audience suddenly got a lot more involved, but exploded when he screamed at the top of his lungs [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[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.

* TheCameo: Saxophonist Lenny Pickett (best known for his work on ''SaturdayNightLive'') performs a riff at the beginning of "Good Girls Go To Heaven."
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* TheCameo: Saxophonist Lenny Pickett (best known for his work on ''SaturdayNightLive'') ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'') performs a riff at the beginning of "Good Girls Go To Heaven."

* CloudCuckoolander: Often comes across as an eccentric character when he gives interviews. However, Meat also said that this was his first impression of Jim Steinman, whom he describes as, "One weird dude."
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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Often comes across as an eccentric character when he gives interviews. However, Meat also said that this was his first impression of Jim Steinman, whom he describes as, "One weird dude."

* LargeHam: His acting roles. His vocal delivery also qualifies. TheOtherWiki categorizes his vocal range as "''Dramatic'' tenor".
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* LargeHam: His acting roles. His vocal delivery also qualifies. TheOtherWiki Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} categorizes his vocal range as "''Dramatic'' tenor".

* NoKillLikeOverkill: To say nothing else of the man, when he does anything (acting, singing, etc.), expect him to do it with enough [[LargeHam bigger-than-life bravado]] to kill him ([[FatalMethodActing and it nearly has]]!). As ToddInTheShadows put it when describing "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," "Meat Loaf doesn't just not love you. He truly, sincerely and with ''all his heart'' does not love you!"

* RecycledSoundtrack: "Seize the Night", from ''Bat Out Of Hell III''', features lyrics from the English version of ''TanzDerVampire'', a string intro borrowed from Steinman's ''Bad For Good'' album, and the guitar riff from "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)."
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* RecycledSoundtrack: "Seize the Night", from ''Bat Out Of Hell III''', features lyrics from the English version of ''TanzDerVampire'', ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', a string intro borrowed from Steinman's ''Bad For Good'' album, and the guitar riff from "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)."

* ShaggyDogStory: "Wasted Youth", a spoken word piece on ''Bat Out of Hell II'' which parodies "The End" by TheDoors and builds up to an epic punchline. -->[[spoiler: And just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the center of the bed, my father woke up, screaming "[=STOP=]! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! What do you think you're doing? '''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!]]'''" And I said "[=GODDAMNIT=], daddy! You know I love you... but '''you've got a [=HELL=] of a lot to learn about [[ThePowerOfRock ROCK AND ROLL!]]'''"]]
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** The cover art for ''Hang Cool Teddy Bear'' includes the skeletal remains of the swordsman from the cover of ''Bat Out Of Hell III''. * ShaggyDogStory: "Wasted Youth", a spoken word piece on ''Bat Out of Hell II'' which parodies "The End" by TheDoors Music/TheDoors and builds up to an epic punchline. -->[[spoiler: And just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the center of the bed, my father woke up, screaming "[=STOP=]! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! What do you think you're doing? '''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint '''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!]]'''" And I said "[=GODDAMNIT=], daddy! You know I love you... but '''you've got a [=HELL=] of a lot to learn about [[ThePowerOfRock ROCK AND ROLL!]]'''"]]

** Hilariously invoked when Christopher Lee introduced him on ''SaturdayNightLive'', mis-reading his cue cards; "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like you to meet... Loaf!"
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** Hilariously invoked when Christopher Lee introduced him on ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', mis-reading his cue cards; "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like you to meet... Loaf!"

* StealthPun: He's been cannibalized on screen at least twice: once in ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' ([[AudienceParticipationSong "Oh no, not Meat Loaf again"]]) and once in an episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt''.
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* StealthPun: He's been cannibalized on screen at least twice: once in ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ([[AudienceParticipationSong "Oh no, not Meat Loaf again"]]) and once in an episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt''.''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''.

* TakeThatUs: The cover art for ''Hang Cool Teddy Bear'' includes the skeletal remains of the swordsman from the cover of ''Bat Out Of Hell III''. * TwoOutOfThreeAintBad: TropeNamer * YourCheatingHeart: "Cheatin' in Your Dreams."
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* TakeThatUs: The cover art for ''Hang Cool Teddy Bear'' includes the skeletal remains ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: To say nothing else of the swordsman from the cover of ''Bat man, when he does anything (acting, singing, etc.), expect him to do it with enough [[LargeHam bigger-than-life bravado]] to kill him ([[FatalMethodActing and it nearly has]]!). As WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows put it when describing "Two Out Of Hell III''. Three Ain't Bad," "Meat Loaf doesn't just not love you. He truly, sincerely and with ''all his heart'' does not love you!" * TwoOutOfThreeAintBad: TropeNamer * YourCheatingHeart: "Cheatin' in Your Dreams."{{Trope Namer|s}}

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* YourCheatingHeart: "Cheatin' in Your Dreams."
25th Jul '15 4:29:56 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 and remains a perennial high-seller to this day, having spent 474 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 478), and is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released (after ''[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]'', ''[[Music/{{ACDC}} Back In Black]]'', ''[[PinkFloyd The Dark Side of the Moon]]'', and ''[[TheBodyguard Soundtrack from The Bodyguard]]''). 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 attention, ''Bat Out of Hell'' hit the shelves in 1977. While not immediately a hit, the album grew with popularity over time and remains a perennial high-seller to this day, having spent 474 weeks on the charts in Britain (second only to Fleetwood Mac's ''Rumours'' at 478), and is presently the #5 best-selling album ever released (after ''[[MichaelJackson ''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]'', ''[[Music/{{ACDC}} Back In Black]]'', ''[[PinkFloyd The Dark Side of the Moon]]'', and ''[[TheBodyguard Soundtrack from The Bodyguard]]''). 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.
9th Jun '15 7:44:48 PM blackemperorexe
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* VocalEvolution: Meat's voice changes noticeably over the course of ''Bat/Dead Ringer/Lost and Found,'' becoming less throaty and raw, probably owing to the damage he did to it during the ''Bat'' tour. ** 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.
13th Mar '15 11:03:44 AM NWolfman
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** A common CatchPhrase among fans is "Nobody [[ADateWithRoisePalms beats the meat]]!"
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** A common CatchPhrase among fans is "Nobody [[ADateWithRoisePalms [[ADateWithRosiePalms beats the meat]]!"
13th Mar '15 11:03:11 AM NWolfman
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** A common CatchPhrase among fans is "Nobody [[ADateWithRoisyPalms beats the meat]]!"
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** A common CatchPhrase among fans is "Nobody [[ADateWithRoisyPalms [[ADateWithRoisePalms beats the meat]]!"
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