BAT OUT OF HELL  

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9/10/2006 2:16 pm

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BAT OUT OF HELL




Real Name: Marvin Lee Aday
Birthday: 09/27/1947
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
Occupation: Singer
Sign: Libra




Meat Loaf played 300 soldout concerts between
1987-91. His song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
was a major hit in the late 70s. His 1970s
album, 'Bat out of Hell', is the third highest
selling album of all time. It spent over 470
weeks in the UK charts - an all-time record.
According to "The Guiness Book Of World Records
2000" Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" is the
biggest selling album in the UK ever. His dent
in the 90s music scene with "Bat Out Of Hell 2:
Back Into Hell" went all the way to number one,
it is considered one of the biggest musical
comebacks ...

Hair, where he met an enigmatic actor
named "Stoney." Together the pair recorded a
1971 LP for Detroit's Rare Earth Records simply
entitled Stoney and Meat Loaf. The record
completely flopped, and Meat Loaf continued
performing in musicals, landing parts in Rainbow,
More Than You Deserve
, and the movie The Rocky
Horror Picture Show.



Meat Loaf got his big break in 1976 when his old
acquaintance Ted Nugent asked him to sing on his
new album, Free-For-All. His musical reputation,
now somewhat established, Meat Loaf and a
theatre friend, Broadway producer/lyricist Jim
Steinman,
collaborated on a grand concept album,
1977's Bat Out Of Hell (Epic). Produced by Todd
Rundgren
, the album was an instant hit, selling
millions of copies and spawning three Top 40
singles, including the immortal "Paradise by the
Dashboard Light."
Unfortunately for Meat Loaf, he
and Steinman parted ways shortly thereafter,
amid rumorsthat the 300-pound vocalist had
become impossible to work with due to drug and
emotionalproblems. Without the lyrics and
concepts of his producer, Meat Loaf's attempted
follow-ups to Bat Out of Hell -- 1981's Dead
Ringer
, 1983's Midnight at the Lostand Found,
1984's Bad Attitude, and 1986's Blind Before I
Stop
-- suffered from poor production, bad
writing, and general lack of quality. Though they
sold fairly well in Britain and Europe, by his
third or fourth record Meat Loaf's albums
ceasedto be distributed in the U.S. Steinman
filed suit against Epic and Meat Loaf, eventually
bankrupting the singer, who retired from music
in 1986 to undergo physical and psychological
treatment.


Surprisingly, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman reunited
in the early '90s, producing the
first commercially successful Meat Loaf album in
years, 1993's Bat Out Of Hell II: BackInto Hell.
Though the album sold over 10 million copies and
spawned the hit single"I'd Do Anything for Love
(But I Won't Do That)
," Steinman and Meat Loaf
soon partedways again; not surprisingly, 1995's
Welcome to the Neighborhood was another Meat Loaf
flop.

2006 Made a comeback for Meatloaf and Steinman with Bat out of hell 3.










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The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling,
way down in the valley tonight.
There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye,
and a blade shining oh so bright.
There's evil in the air and there's thunder in sky,
and A killer's on the bloodshot streets.
Oh and down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising,
Oh I swear I saw a young boy down in the gutter,
He was starting to foam in the heat.

Oh baby you're the only thing in this whole world,
that's pure and good and right.
And wherever you are and wherever you go,
there's always gonna be some light.
But I gotta get out,
I gotta break it out now,
Before the final crack of dawn.
So we gotta make the most of our one night together.
When it's over you know,
We'll both be so alone.

Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone gone gone.
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.
But when the day is done and the sun goes down,
and the moonlights shining through,
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven,
I'll come crawling on back to you.

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram,
on a silver black phantom bike.
When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry,
and we're all about to see the light.
Nothing ever grows in this rotting old hole.
Everything is stunted and lost.
And nothing really rocks
And nothing really rolls
And nothing's ever worth the cost.
And I know that I'm damned if I never get out,
And maybe I'm damned if I do,
But with every other beat I've got left in my heart,
You know I'd rather be damned with you.
If I gotta be damned you know I wanns be damned,
dancing through the night with you.
If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned.
Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned.
If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned,
Dancing through the night
Dancing through the night
Dancing through the night with you.

Oh baby you're the only thing in this whole world,
that's pure and good and right.
And wherever you are and wherever you go,
there's always gonna be some light.
But I gotta get out,
I gotta break it out now,
Before the final crack of dawn.
So we gotta make the most of our one night together.
When it's over you know,
We'll both be so alone.

Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone gone gone.
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.
But when the day is done and the sun goes down,
and the moonlights shining through,
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven,
I'll come crawling on back to you.

I can see myself tearing up the road,
Faster than any other boy has ever gone.
And my skin is raw but my soul is ripe.
No -one's gonna stop me now,
I gotta make my escape.
But I can't stop thinking of you,
and I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late.
I never see the sudden curve 'till it's way too late.

Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun.
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike.
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell.
And the last thing I see is my heart,
Still beating,
Breaking out of my body,
And flying away,
Like a bat out of hell.
Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun.
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike.
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell.
And the last thing I see is my heart.
Still beating, still beating,
Breaking out of my body and flying away,
Like a bat out of hell.
Like a bat out of hell.
Like a bat out of hell.
Oh like a bat out of hell!
Oh like a bat out of hell!
Like a bat out of hell!

Jim Steinman, 1977



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