Rocky Horror Meatloaf

February 27, 2017
Tim Burton s Rocky Horror

I was nothing but a lonely All-American boy

Looking out for something to do

And you were nothing but a lonely All-American girl

But you were something like a dream come true

I was a varsity tackle and a hell of a block

And when I played my guitar I made the canyons rock

But every Saturday night I felt the fever grow

All revved up with no place to go

Michael (né Marvin) Lee Aday, a.k.a. Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor best known for his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and its two "sequels". With the assistance of songwriter/producer Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf's bombastic, Wagnerian style made a huge splash on the genre and paved the way for many arena rock bands to follow.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 Ted Nugent's Free-For-All album, and performed in touring productions of Hair and, 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 Rock Opera adaptation of 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 Todd Rundgren'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, , , and ). 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.Meat Loaf discography:
  • 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)
Notable film/TV appearances:
The Rocky Horror Tribute Show - Timewarp
The Rocky Horror Tribute Show - Timewarp
Hot Patootie- The Rocky Horror Show
Hot Patootie- The Rocky Horror Show
Meat Loaf On The Rocky Horror Show - Part 1
Meat Loaf On The Rocky Horror Show - Part 1
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