MEAT LOAF

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Meat Loaf (originally: Marvin Lee Aday) was born September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. Meat Loaf struck gold and later platinum with his 1977 album, Bat Out of Hell, which featured the hits "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad." As a character actor Meat Loaf has appeared in such films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wayne's World and Fight Club.

Early Years

Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. The son of Orvis Aday, a police officer, and his wife, Wilma, Meat Loaf (he's never been clear as to how he got the nickname) had a difficult childhood. His father was a well-known drinker, and it wasn't uncommon that his binges left Wilma placing her son in the care of her mother.

These troubled stretches, however, did little to dampen Meat Loaf's ambition. After high school he eventually enrolled
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Bat out of HellBat out of Hell
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Sony Legacy 2001
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Bat out of Hell II: Back into HellBat out of Hell II: Back into Hell
Geffen 1993
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The Essential Meat LoafThe Essential Meat Loaf
Sony Legacy 2011
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Braver Than We AreBraver Than We Are
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Savoy 2016
$9.08
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Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is LooseBat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
Virgin 2006
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Hell In A HandbasketHell In A Handbasket
Sony Legacy 2012
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Very Best of Meat LoafVery Best of Meat Loaf
Emi International 2003
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Welcome To The NeighborhoodWelcome To The Neighborhood
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MEAT LOAF Discography

MEAT LOAF albums / top albums

MEAT LOAF Stoney & Meatloaf album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Stoney & Meatloaf
Non-Metal 1971
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell album cover 4.44 | 9 ratings
Bat Out Of Hell
Non-Metal 1977
MEAT LOAF Dead Ringer album cover 3.07 | 3 ratings
Dead Ringer
Non-Metal 1981
MEAT LOAF Midnight At The Lost And Found album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Midnight At The Lost And Found
Non-Metal 1983
MEAT LOAF Bad Attitude album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Bad Attitude
Non-Metal 1985
MEAT LOAF Blind Before I Stop album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Blind Before I Stop
Non-Metal 1986
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell album cover 4.08 | 5 ratings
Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell
Hard Rock 1993
MEAT LOAF Welcome To The Neighbourhood album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Welcome To The Neighbourhood
Non-Metal 1995
MEAT LOAF Couldn't Have Said It Better album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Couldn't Have Said It Better
Non-Metal 2003
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose album cover 3.92 | 2 ratings
Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
Non-Metal 2006
MEAT LOAF Hang Cool Teddy Bear album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Hard Rock 2010
MEAT LOAF Hell In A Handbasket album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hell In A Handbasket
Non-Metal 2011
MEAT LOAF Braver Than We Are album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braver Than We Are
Non-Metal 2016

MEAT LOAF EPs & splits

MEAT LOAF Meat Loaf In Europe 82 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meat Loaf In Europe 82
Non-Metal 1982
MEAT LOAF Greatest Original Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Original Hits
Non-Metal 1982
MEAT LOAF Midnight At The Lost And Found (Special Tour Edition) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight At The Lost And Found (Special Tour Edition)
Non-Metal 1983
MEAT LOAF Twelve Inch Mixes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twelve Inch Mixes
Non-Metal 1993

MEAT LOAF live albums

MEAT LOAF Live At Wembley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Wembley
Non-Metal 1987
MEAT LOAF Live Around The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Around The World
Non-Metal 1996
MEAT LOAF VH1: Storytellers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
VH1: Storytellers
Non-Metal 1999
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Non-Metal 2004
MEAT LOAF Guilty Pleasure Tour: Live From Sydney, Australia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guilty Pleasure Tour: Live From Sydney, Australia
Non-Metal 2012

MEAT LOAF demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MEAT LOAF re-issues & compilations

MEAT LOAF The Big Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Ones
Non-Metal 1984
MEAT LOAF Hits Out Of Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hits Out Of Hell
Non-Metal 1984
MEAT LOAF Rock 'N' Roll Hero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock 'N' Roll Hero
Non-Metal 1987
MEAT LOAF Prime Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prime Cuts
Non-Metal 1989
MEAT LOAF Simply The Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Simply The Best
Non-Metal 1991
MEAT LOAF Paradise By The Dashboardlight (The Very Best Of) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paradise By The Dashboardlight (The Very Best Of)
Non-Metal 1991
MEAT LOAF Live USA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live USA
Non-Metal 1991
MEAT LOAF The Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Collection
Non-Metal 1993
MEAT LOAF Back From Hell!: The Very Best Of Meat Loaf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back From Hell!: The Very Best Of Meat Loaf
Non-Metal 1993
MEAT LOAF Alive In Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive In Hell
Non-Metal 1994
MEAT LOAF Live & More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live & More
Non-Metal 1994
MEAT LOAF Beauty Of The Beast: The Very Best Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beauty Of The Beast: The Very Best Vol. 1
Non-Metal 1994
MEAT LOAF Back From Hell Again! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back From Hell Again!
Non-Metal 1994
MEAT LOAF Definitive Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Definitive Collection
Non-Metal 1995
MEAT LOAF Meat Loaf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meat Loaf
Non-Metal 1995
MEAT LOAF Heaven Can Wait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heaven Can Wait
Non-Metal 1996
MEAT LOAF The Masters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Masters
Non-Metal 1997
MEAT LOAF The Very Best Of Meat Loaf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of Meat Loaf
Non-Metal 1998
MEAT LOAF Heaven Can Wait: The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heaven Can Wait: The Best Of
Non-Metal 2003
MEAT LOAF Rock 'N' Roll Hero (2003) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock 'N' Roll Hero (2003)
Non-Metal 2003
MEAT LOAF Fallen Angel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fallen Angel
Non-Metal 2003
MEAT LOAF The Best Of Meat Loaf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Meat Loaf
Non-Metal 2004
MEAT LOAF Rock 'N' Roll Hero (2004) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock 'N' Roll Hero (2004)
Non-Metal 2004
MEAT LOAF Meat Loaf (2005) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meat Loaf (2005)
Non-Metal 2005
MEAT LOAF Collections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collections
Non-Metal 2008
MEAT LOAF The Meat Loaf Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Meat Loaf Collection
Non-Metal 2008
MEAT LOAF Hits Out Of Hell (2009) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hits Out Of Hell (2009)
Non-Metal 2009
MEAT LOAF Piece Of The Action: The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piece Of The Action: The Best Of
Non-Metal 2009

MEAT LOAF singles (44)

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The Time Warp
Non-Metal 1975
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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
Non-Metal 1977
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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth / Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Non-Metal 1977
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Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Non-Metal 1977
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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
Non-Metal 1977
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Paradise By The Dashboard Light/ You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
Non-Metal 1978
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All Revved Up With No Place To Go
Non-Metal 1978
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Bat Out Of Hell
Non-Metal 1978
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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth / Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
Non-Metal 1978
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Dead Ringer For Love
Non-Metal 1981
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I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us
Non-Metal 1981
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I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us / Peel Out
Non-Metal 1981
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Peel Out
Non-Metal 1981
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Read 'Em And Weep
Non-Metal 1981
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Razor's Edge
Non-Metal 1983
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If You Really Want To
Non-Metal 1983
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Nowhere Fast
Non-Metal 1984
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Nowhere Fast / Clap Your Hands / Stand By Me
Non-Metal 1984
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Surf's Up
Non-Metal 1984
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Modern Girl
Non-Metal 1984
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Piece Of The Action
Non-Metal 1985
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Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries
Non-Metal 1986
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Getting Away With Murder
Non-Metal 1986
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Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries / Execution Day
Non-Metal 1986
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A Time For Heroes
Non-Metal 1987
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Special Girl
Non-Metal 1987
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Blind Before I Stop
Non-Metal 1987
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Dead Ringer For Love / Heaven Can Wait
Non-Metal 1991
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Dead Ringer For love / Heaven Can Wait / Bat Out Of Hell
Non-Metal 1991
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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad / Midnight At The Lost And Found
Non-Metal 1991
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I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Non-Metal 1993
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Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through
Non-Metal 1993
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Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
Non-Metal 1994
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I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)
Non-Metal 1995
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Not A Dry Eye In The House
Non-Metal 1996
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Runnin' For The Red Light (I Gotta Life)
Non-Metal 1996
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A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste / No Matter What
Non-Metal 1998
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Is Nothing Sacred
Non-Metal 1999
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Did I Say That?
Non-Metal 2003
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Couldn't Have Said It Better
Non-Metal 2003
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Man Of Steel
Non-Metal 2003
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Blind As A Bat
Non-Metal 2006
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It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Non-Metal 2006
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Cry Over Me
Non-Metal 2007

MEAT LOAF movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Hits Out Of Hell
Non-Metal 1984
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Bad Attitude: Live!
Non-Metal 1985
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Live
Non-Metal 1991
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VH1: Storytellers
Non-Metal 1991
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Bat Out Of Hell II: Picture Show
Non-Metal 1993
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Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Non-Metal 2004
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3 Bats Live
Non-Metal 2007
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Bat Out Of Hell: The Original Tour
Non-Metal 2009
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Guilty Pleasure Tour: Live From Sydney, Australia
Non-Metal 2012

MEAT LOAF Reviews

MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell

Album · 1993 · Hard Rock
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It was always the combination of Meat Loaf with Jim Steinman which really made this whole crazy Wagnerian rock deal they had going on work, as witnessed by Bat Out of Hell II being Meat's best album since the debut. As steeped in early 1990s pop-rock cheesiness as the first one was in the excesses of its time period, Bat Out of Hell II also includes the occasional moment where you realise that Jim's lyrics aren't necessarily all that stupid, and Meat's delivery isn't as bone-headed as you always wrote it off as being. Objects In the Rear View Mirror, for instance, is a really neatly constructed allegory which makes its central point remarkably well. The last two songs are a disaster (particularly the pointless Back Into Hell instrumental) but for the most part this is another great success.

MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell

Album · 1977 · Non-Metal
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Warthur
Yes, it's one of the silliest and cheesist rock albums ever, but Bat Out of Hell is too fun to turn down. Endlessly enjoyable to sing along to (particularly when drunk), the album is also a bit more diverse than it's sometimes given credit for - there's a wonderful dirty glam rock stomp to All Revved Up With No Place To Go, for instance. Paradise By the Dashboard Light might be the goofiest multi-part rock suite ever recorded in the 1970s, but there's something archetypal about it which can't make me hate it, and the same's true of You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth and the title track.

In fact, there's pretty much no duds on here, provided you're happy with an album which takes all the trappings of pompous, self-important rock opera and produces something which is impossible to take seriously with it. Whenever I play it I feel like a teenager again, and that's got to be worth something. I'll leave you with one thought: Jack Black as Meat Loaf in a biopic about the making of Bat Out of Hell. Wouldn't that just be the perfect casting?

MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell

Album · 1977 · Non-Metal
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Not many people had heard of Marvin Aday prior to 1977. Before his massive nuclear hit album, the only true work he had done was a collaboration with soul and gospel music singer Shaun Murphy in a short lived duet named Stoney and Meat Loaf. Almost nobody who knows Meat Loaf's career knows about the 1971 album, and even at the time it wasn't the most popular of all debuts. And while Murphy went on to participate with Little Feat, Aday was cranking on with his solo career.

Shrugging off the old jacket of soul and blue-eyed music, Meat Loaf made one of the most drastic music changes of any of the musicians I know. It was the edge of the 80's, where many metal bands would spring, including Iron Maiden, Metallica, among others. But even during the 70's, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath had become part of the biggest uprising in metal music. Even though Meat Loaf didn't follow exactly the same path, the man went in a direction of hard rock that has remained a legend throughout not only metal music, but music history itself. Thus, his magnum opus Bat Out Of Hell (1977) was released to the masses. At first, reception was slow. Some critics sneered and were quick to note how the album was a lackluster pop album and nothing more. In fact, everyone who worked at Epic Records, the label of the album, hated it with a passion. However, these were quickly swallowed by the tidal wave of fans that the album itself generated. The album is "timeless, in that it didn't fit into any trend. You could release that record at any time and it would be out of place." reflected Jim Steinman, the guest guitarist and head song-writer for the album. What Steinman said was in fact, very true. Meat Loaf had done something completely different. He had in a way made music that didn't restrict itself to one genre. And while critics still enjoy bashing it for all it's worth, my opinions are thus.

For the general aspect of the album, it's excellent. Perhaps it's not something I'd listen to over and over, with the exception of the title track (which we'll get to soon.) But I simply cannot deny the thought and care put into the album's structural integrity. Every track shines in it's own way, with differentiated themes, largely bouncing between slow melancholic piano pieces to rolling and pounding spectacles to bouncy poppish tunes. To judge all sides, the piano pieces are wonderful. All of them are, even though heavily harmonically basing themselves off of eachother, are very great outright. The harder rocking tunes are the greatest part, however. The aforementioned title track, 'Bat Out Of Hell' is my definite favorite from the album. Wonderfully adapting to it's extreme ten minute long length, the song trudges through themes like Priest-like riffing (mainly in the opening), to vocal lead sections by the man himself. The title track is probably the heaviest on the album, and definitely the most enjoyable to listen to. The only other exception to this theme to rocking is the second half of 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light', with funk figure-heading it. And finally there's the pop side of the album. And in the genres case, it's pretty great pop. All of the songs that retain the theme of mainstream rock has their own light that they use in their own light. Although silly at times, the quirky late-70's feel is comfortable to listen to at least when knowing that the musicians behind the music are definitely having fun, especially Aday himself.

So, all in all, Bat Out Of Hell is absolutely fantastic. If you've heard of this album before (doubtless you have) and haven't listened to it, I suggest you do right away. One of the great highlights of the late 70's era.

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