Song of the day: Meat Loaf- Paradise By The Dashboard Light

In 1978, Meat Loaf made his debut in the music scene with the album Bat Out Of Hell.The album brought four singles, of which this was the third. It knew an impressive line-up: Jim Steinman wrote the song, Todd Rundgren produced the album and sang the backing vocals, two members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan played the drums respectively the piano and Ellen Foley participated in the duet (although she didn’t do the tour – Karla DeVito playbacked). The song was all about a boy wanting to have sex with a girl in his car – which is the paradise by the dashboard light. The baseball report also contributes to this as a metapher for having sex. However, the boy is thrown out, so the paradise never happens. It was a number 39 hit in the US. Enjoy

Meat Loaf- Paradise By The Dashboard Light

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Posted on December 26, 2017, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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