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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. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Ellen Foley- We Belong To The Night

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Ellen Foley had become famous as the female singer in the song Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Meat Loaf- Bat Out Of Hell

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Looks pretty frightening, doesn’t it? Well, this song has quite a history. It was released for the first time in 1979, as a single for the album Bat Out Of Hell, which was released in 1977. In 1993, the song was re-released. In the UK it would be number 15, in the US number 45. It was inspired on the dramatic songs Jim Steinman used to listen to, such as Leader Of The Pack by the Shangri-Las and Tell Laura I Love Her. Steinman then wanted to create a car-crash song which was worse than everything that has been written till then. At the end of the recording session, Steinman kept complaining that he wanted a motorcycle, so the guitarist finally gave him one. Enjoy

Meat Loaf- Bat Out Of Hell

Music documentary: About Meat Loaf

There is a series on TV with all sorts of documentaries on albums of artists: Classic Albums. I absolutely love this series, since the documentaries are very informative, not too long (about an hour) and you really learn something of them. Lately I saw the documentary about Bat Out Of Hell. It was a re-run, but the first time I have missed a part, so I thought: let’s watch it completely this time! And I succeeded.

Why do I choose the documentary of Meat Loaf above all? Because this documentary is on a great album with some hits everybody knows (who doesn’t know Paradise by the Dashboardlight? Apart from most of my classmates, that is…), and with some history and deeper meanings into them. One of the things I learned from this documentary was for instance that the sports part of Paradise By The Dashboardlight was quite naughty… in the Netherlands, this part simply is cut out because the record is too long, in America this part is cut out because of… watch and learn! 🙂

Do you have a link, too? Well, if I’m correct, this must be the one: Bat out of Hell documentary. (if not so, I’m sorry!)