Meatloaf, the group

Meatloaf - image of the cover for the album Bat Out of the Hell by Meatloaf
@emeraldisle (13160)
United States
May 27, 2007 8:31pm CST
I happen to like the music group Meatloaf. My favorite album by them is "Bat Out of Hell". I love all the songs on that one. It's really a great one by them. Are you a fan of their work? Do you have a favorite album or song by them? If so lets hear about it.
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
28 May 07
I haven't thought about Meatloaf in many years now, thanks for the great memories! One of my favorites was "Paradise by the dashboard light" Out of all the songs which one is your favorite?
@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
It would be a toss up between Paradise by the dashboard light and Two Out of Three Aint Bad, both from that album. That's the problem, I love that album and all the songs in it.
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
29 May 07
Oh yea two outta three was awesome too. You are right so hard to choose which could be a favorite here hmmm time to ponder.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
28 May 07
I like a wide variety of music and Meatloaf happens to be a group I like. Whenever the song Paradise by the dashboard lights comes on the radio, we crank it up real loud. I also like "two out of three ain't bad".
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
You cannot listen to their music softly, that is for sure. It's one you have to crank up and blast. It's just one that calls for it.
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@red158 (334)
• Canada
28 May 07
Even though most of my musical taste runs towards Country, Bat Out of Hell, is a must have for anyone's collection. It is the best album to do your housework by, crank it up and get cleaning.
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
I'm mostly a country girl as well but their music is great. I agree it can be perfect for cleaning the house with. It makes the time go by very quickly.
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@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
28 May 07
Meat Loaf was actually the name of the singer, not the group. From what I understand it was a childhood nickname his father gave him. I do love "Bat out of Hell." He also did a song in the 80's called, "It's a Fine Fine Day." Which was a great tune. I can remember the video. He played Eddie in Rocky Horror, a film I've seen a million and a half times ant the midnight pictures in Georgetown in DC. Thanks for the memories.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
28 May 07
I'd take it his father named him that because he liked meat loaf??? LOL!
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
It does make you wonder why a father would nickname their kid that? I cannot picture calling my kid meatloaf, pumpkin maybe, but not something like meatloaf.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
28 May 07
I have a cousin who was nicknamed "Runt." And I know a kid nicknamed, "Tarhead." I know they give them goofy nicknames down south. Who knows? Maybe he was shaped like a meatloaf. LOL
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
28 May 07
Meatloaf is a good group though technically the group is the Neverland Express, and Meatloaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday, I think the Bat Out of Hell the first one, is likely their most popular album, they have so many good songs. Two Out of Three Ain't Bad, Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, and so many more. Considering it had taken him 4 years to complete the debut of the original Bat Out of Hell it is no wonder it is so good, obviously he put a lot into making it the way he thought would be right. That it broke records including those made by Michael Jackson's Thriller, he never really got the publicity over that, that Jackson did, for doing it with his album. The amazing thing is that the album stayed on the charts for 9 years. And still sells hundreds of thousands a year. The amazing thing is that he never left the charts in the UK. at least that is what his bio states. He was also in many movies and tv shows, using the name of either Meatloaf, or Meat Loaf Aday. I remember watching Politically Incorrect and Meatloaf was a guest, I think it was after he started using Michael again. The image he presented which was necessary for the whole 70's rock thing, was one that was very flakey but he was extremely intelligent, and well versed on the topics he was commenting on. it was a very impressive showing, of who he was as a person, since of course this showed his views on the current political situation, as well as social issues that were being discussed. Add to that the talent behind his music, and it is an impressive whole package.
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
You are very right. I had goofed when I posted it and realized right after I hit submit that it should have been artist and not group. I wish I would have seen that episode of Politically Incorrect. I bet it was an very interesting show. What I have seen of him he has shown that he is very intelligent, yes perhaps a bit flakey but he makes it all work for him.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
28 Jul 07
Yes I am sure you would have enjoyed the episode of politically incorrect that he was on, he actually was on more than once which shows just how well he spoke for himself and on the issues being discussed. It is unfortunate that this is not one of the popular tv shows so that old episodes are not going to go into syndication or re-runs or put out on dvd some of the topics and dicussions were well worth watching, while I find that Bill Maher at times seemed to be a bit full of himself his format and forum for discussing current issues was good and showcasing talent like MeatLoaf who is normally not seen as an intellectial man was a great bonus the show offered. I had watched the show occassionally bits and pieces the episode with Meatloaf was the clincher for me and got me very interested in the show. The talent and intelligence behind the whole 70's rock persona is not always evident but when the opportunity to see it is there, it is shows that he is a man who has been greatly underestimated.
@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
28 May 07
Meatloaf has done a lot of song that I like. I'm not ure of all of the albums though. I like I would do anything for love that is a great song.
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
I don't know all their ablums either but I do know Bat Out of Hell and I love all the songs on there. I think my brother first itroduced me to it but not sure, might have been my sister. I'm going to have to introduce my neice to it soon.
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@AmbiePam (41630)
• United States
28 May 07
I remember watching one of his music videos about twelve years ago. I was finally able to match up a name with the face, because all the Meatloaf I ever heard, was on commercials. They took several of his songs and tweaked them to fit into some commercials. So once I heard the commercials, it was hard for the real songs to sink in.
@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
Oh that had to drive you crazy, to hear it like that and not know who did it or what the actual song was. I've had that happen and it bugs me until I find out.
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@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
28 May 07
I like Meatloaf also. "Bat out of Hell" is also my favorite. I loved it last year on American Idol when Kat sang with the lead singer from Meatloaf. Besides on Idol I haven't heard their songs in a long time. I used to listen to them with my brother and sister. They are great! :)
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
Well I'm not a fan of American Idol but it's nice to know someone on there did one of Meatloaf's songs.
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@Stiletto (4600)
28 May 07
I'm not really a Meatloaf fan but I love the song "Bat Out Of Hell". The album is ok, there are a couple of others on it I really like too - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "Heaven Can Wait". I've never been that keen on any of his other albums though.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 May 07
Yes, I love that song too and I love the group Meatloaf.
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• United States
28 May 07
Meatloaf is all right, but to be fair I haven't given their music much of a listen except for that one song from the 1990s "i would do anything for love (but i won't do that)" and that song was pretty funny and it had a good tune. I really liked Meatloaf as an actor in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I thought he did a great job and he has a great voice. I liked how he was all bloody and beat up. It was cute (seriously!)
• United States
28 May 07
i like meatloaf-i really only have bat out of hell right now,but i heard they're up to bat out of hell 3 now?
• South Africa
28 May 07
wasn't Meatloaf's, Bat Out of Hell voted as the best driving song by Top Gear a few years ago?
@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
Could be. I honestly don't know but it wouldn't surprise me. It's a great song and album.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
28 May 07
OMG!!!!! I swear Emeraldisle, you are my long lost sister, I wish I had!!!! :) I absolutely LOVE MEATLOAF and yes, I LOVE Bat out of hell one two and three! fantastic singing, beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I cannot remember the lead singers name for the life of me, but you just can't forget him,exp the Rocky Horror Picture flics...
@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
28 May 07
Hehehe nice to know I have one out there :) The lead singer is actually Meatloaf and the band is a different name. I always manage to goof that up and I should have put up there artist and not group. Just wanted to distinguish between it and the food :)
@gabs8513 (48821)
• United Kingdom
29 May 07
I like a few of their Records but I am not a big Fan of them lol I can only listen to them so long and then I can't listen anymore as it gets on my Nerves lol I prefer more the type of Music like what I have on my Profile
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• United States
29 May 07
Meatloaf - Michael Lee Aday aka Meatloaf
Meatloaf is actually one man, not a group. The group behind him was referred to as "The Neverland Express" and they have since been dismantled and replaced with other people. I'm not sure if any of the band remained with him. He is still around, although not nearly the hit he once was. He had been very large in girth and has lost a ton of weight. I've posted a more current pic of him with the discussion.