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


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


Song of the day: The Shangri-Las- The Leader Of The Pack

shangrilas leader of the pack

In 1964, a song produced by George Morton was released. This song would be a golden oldie or evergreen, and is a typical example of a teenage tragedy song. The vocals were recorded in a hotel in Manhattan, the instrumentals were already recorded and would later be added. About the sound of the motorcycle, the sources vary: one says one was driven through the hotel to record the sound, though others say it was taken from the effectsroom. The BBC first refused to play the song, but still it would chart on number 11 in the UK. Enjoy

The Shangri-Las- The Leader Of The Pack