Tag: Meat Loaf

Thursday 4/22/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell (1977)

Bat Out of Hell is the 1977 debut album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and composer Jim Steinman. It was developed from a musical, Neverland, a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan, which Steinman wrote for a workshop in 1974. The album was recorded during 1975–1976 at various studios, including Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York, produced by Todd Rundgren, and released October 21, 1977 by Cleveland International/Epic Records. Its musical style is influenced by Steinman’s appreciation of Richard Wagner, Phil Spector, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. Bat Out of Hell has spawned two Meat Loaf sequel albums: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.

Bat Out of Hell is one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 50 million copies worldwide. It is certified 14x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of June 2019, it has spent 522 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, the second longest chart run by a studio album. Rolling Stone ranked it at number 343 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

A musical based on Bat Out of Hell, staged by Jay Scheib, opened at the Manchester Opera House on February 17, 2017, before transferring to the London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in late 2017. April 2, 2018 till January 5, 2019 it was running at the Dominion Theatre, London, with plans to run the show in parallel in Germany and in a tour of the United States in 2019, however, the American tour was cancelled during its early performances.

  1. “Bat Out of Hell” 9:48
  2. “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)” 5:04
  3. “Heaven Can Wait” 4:38
  4. “All Revved Up with No Place to Go” 4:19
  5. “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” 5:23
  6. “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”
    I. “Paradise”
    II. “Let Me Sleep on It”
    III. “Praying for the End of Time” 8:28
  7. “For Crying Out Loud” 8:45

Meat Loaf – lead vocals, backing vocals (6), percussion (2)
Todd Rundgren – guitar (1, 2, 4–6), percussion (1, 2), keyboards (1), backing vocals (1–3, 5, 6)
Kasim Sulton (misspelled as “Sultan” in vinyl liner notes) – bass guitar (1, 2, 4–7), backing vocals (1)
Roy Bittan – piano, keyboards (all except 7)
Steve Margoshes – piano (7)
Cheryl Hardwick – piano (7)
Jim Steinman – keyboards (1, 2, 6), percussion (1, 2), spoken word (2), “lascivious effects” (6)
Roger Powell – synthesizer (1, 2, 5, 6)
Edgar Winter – saxophone (2, 4, 6)
Max Weinberg – drums (1, 2, 6)
John “Willie” Wilcox – drums (4, 5, 7)
Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto – play-by-play (6)
Ellen Foley – lead vocals (6), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6)
Rory Dodd – backing vocals (all except 4)
Gene Orloff – concert master (7)
Marcia McClain – spoken word (2)
Members of New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra – orchestra (7)

Wednesday 4/21/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)

Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is the sixth studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman. It was released in September 1993, sixteen years after Meat Loaf’s first solo album Bat Out of Hell. The album reached number 1 in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Five tracks were released as singles, including “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, which reached number 1 in 28 countries.

The album was released by Virgin Records outside of North America, where it was released by MCA. The third part of the Bat trilogy, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, was released in 2006.

Like the first album of the trilogy, Bat Out of Hell II was a commercial success. It sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

  1. “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” 12:01
  2. “Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back” 8:00
  3. “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through” 5:51
  4. “It Just Won’t Quit” 7:21
  5. “Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)” 7:24
  6. “Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are” 10:16
  7. “Wasted Youth” (Monologue by Steinman) 2:41
  8. “Everything Louder than Everything Else” 8:00
  9. “Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)” 6:53
  10. “Back into Hell” (Instrumental) 2:46
  11. “Lost Boys and Golden Girls” 4:20

Jim Steinman – arranger
“Meat Loaf and the musicians” – co-arranger
Todd Rundgren – background vocal arranger
Mark Alexander – piano, backing vocals
Steve Buslowe – bass guitar, backing vocals
John Miceli – drums
Patti Russo – female lead vocals, backing vocals
Kasim Sulton – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Pat Thrall – lead guitar, backing vocals
Kenny Aronoff – drums
Roy Bittan – piano, keyboards
Jeff Bova – organ (8), synthesizer, programming
Jimmy Bralower – drums (9)
Steve Buslowe – bass guitar
Robert Coron – additional backing vocals (2)
Lorraine Crosby – female lead vocals (1, as “Mrs. Loud”), backing vocals (2, 6), additional backing vocals (8)
Brett Cullen – additional backing vocals (2)
Rory Dodd – additional vocals (6), backing vocals (1-5, 9, 11)
Stuart Emerson – backing vocals (2, 6)
Ellen Foley – additional vocals (6)
Cynthia Geary – additional backing vocals (2)
Amy Goff – backing vocals (2), additional backing vocals (9)
Elaine Goff – backing vocals (2), additional backing vocals (9)
Max Haskett – backing vocals (6, 8)
Curtis King – backing vocals (9)
Michelle Little – additional backing vocals (2)
Rick Marotta – drums (6, 8)
Eddie Martinez – guitar (1, 2, 6, 8, 9)
Brian Meagher – bagpipes (8), drums (8)
Brian Meagher, Jr. – bagpipes (8), drums (8)
Justin Meagher – bagpipes (8), drums (8)
Meat Loaf – lead vocals, backing vocals (2, 4)
Gunnar Nelson – backing vocals (2)
Matthew Nelson – backing vocals (2)
Bill Payne – piano (6, 8, 11)
Lenny Pickett – saxophone (3, 9)
Tim Pierce – guitar (1–5)
Todd Rundgren – backing vocals (1–6, 8, 9)
Jim Steinman – spoken word (7), additional backing vocals (2)
Kasim Sulton – backing vocals
Pat Thrall – guitar (4, 5)
Eric Troyer – backing vocals (11)

Friday 11/27/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: Meat Loaf – Hits Out Of Hell (1984)

Hits Out of Hell is a 1984 compilation album by Meat Loaf. It comprises seven Jim Steinman songs. The original release also contained the hit “Modern Girl” from Bad Attitude, which came out at about the same time.

Meat Loaf never liked that he never had any say in these compilations and numerous others soon followed in Hits out of Hell’s footsteps. The Australian edition of the album is the only CD release of the song “Lost Love”, which was originally the b-side to “If You Really Want To” from the album Midnight at the Lost and Found. The album was rereleased and expanded in 2009 by Epic Records, adding the tracks “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (from Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell) and “I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)” (from Welcome to the Neighbourhood). “Lost Love” was not included.

“Bat Out of Hell” – 9:48
“Read ‘Em and Weep” – 5:25
“Dead Ringer for Love” – 4:21
“Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” – 5:23
“Midnight at the Lost and Found” – 3:31
“Modern Girl” – 4:24
“I’m Gonna Love Her for Both of Us” – 7:09
“You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)” – 5:04
“Razor’s Edge” – 4:07
“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” – 8:28

 

Friday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Meat Loaf

Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947), known professionally as Meat Loaf, is an American rock singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows.

His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. More than 40 years after its release, Bat Out of Hell still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums in history.

After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love”, Meat Loaf experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award for best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.

He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Robert “Bob” Paulson in Fight Club (1999).

Sunday 12am: Saturday Night Rock Show

This week on the Rock Show:
Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Trower, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Seether, Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, CJ Ramone, Neil Young, Judas Priest, Jackyl, Snow Patrol, Journey, Pilot, Meat Loaf, and many more.  12am – 6am  ET on RadioMaxMusic.

 

 

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 12pm ET

vrp0522This week on the Vinyl Resting Place join Willie B for a great mixed bag of music. many hits, a few misses and some originals…listen in…  Featured this week Meat Loaf, Nena, Robey, Tom Jones, Merilee Rush, Lou Christie, Neil Diamond, Anne Murray, Badfinger, Corsairs, Bertie Higgins, Bobby Solo and many more.  Listen live at 12pm on RadioMaxMusic.

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET

CR-VRPThis week on the Vinyl Resting Place, Classic Rock of the 70s featuring: Loggins & Messina, Styx, David Bowie, Van Halen, Pat Benatar, Tim Curry, Ian Hunter, Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Toto, Elton John, Robert Palmer, AC/DC and many more. Join your host Mr. Willie B 10am ET and also check out the RadioMax on-demand area for more VRP progams!

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sLive From our Washington, DC Studios it’s Sounds of the Seventies with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET at www.radiomaxmusic.com. This week it’s “Top Seventies Hits of Summer.” We’ll feature Suptertramp, Waylon Jennings, Van Halen, Meat Loaf, Blue Oyster Cult, The Grass Roots, Elton John, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!

Artist Countdown: Meat Loaf Top 30 Hits – 6pm ET @RealMeatLoaf

meat_loafMeat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947) is an American musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Although he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million copies. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared in David Fincher’s Fight Club in 1999 as the character Robert Paulson.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
2 I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) (with Patti Russo)
3 Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
4 It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (with Marion Raven)
5 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
6 Dead Ringer for Love (with Cher)
7 Bat Out of Hell
8 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
9 Paradise by the Dashboard Light
10 Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are
11 Modern Girl
12 Not a Dry Eye in the House
13 I’m Gonna Love Her for Both of Us
14 Couldn’t Have Said It Better (with Patti Russo)
15 Midnight at the Lost and Found
16 Did I Say That?
17 Runnin’ for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)
18 Man of Steel (with Pearl Aday)
19 Rock ‘n’ Roll Mercenaries (with John Parr)
20 Cry Over Me
21 If You Really Want To
22 What You See Is What You Get (Stoney & Meatloaf)
23 Special Girl
24 Blind Before I Stop
25 Razor’s Edge
26 Los Angeloser
27 All Revved Up with No Place to Go
28 Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back
29 If I Can’t Have You
30 All of Me

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