Meatloaf in the Rearview Mirror

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Gov Kodos, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
  2. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    Land of beauty and terror.
    Sad news. Another piece of my past gone.

  3. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    He had such a great voice. R.I.P
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  4. Michael

    Michael *:・゚✧ . ゜・ Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    That's such a weird coincidence, because I just finally got the classic “Bat out of Hell” album on vinyl the other day. What a voice and what a man! He was a unique figure and it's weird that he's gone now.

    May he rest in peace. :(
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    Hot Patootie, bless his soul. He really loved that rock'n'roll.
  6. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    I remember as a young rock and metal fan not liking Bat. This continued until some time in the late 80's when I suddenly just 'got' Steinman's over the top verbose shtick (possibly through his hits for other artists) and went back through his Bad For Good and then into Meatloaf and Bat and beyond.

    Bye big fella, and thanks for the epic lunacy.
  7. MrPicard

    MrPicard Jean-Luc's Loving Husband Premium Member

    Dec 29, 2019
    Jean-Luc's Bed
    This is so sad. He was such a big part of my teenage days in the 90s. May he RIP. :(
  8. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    Tyre city
    Really sad, he was a part of my youth and seemed like a realy nice guy.
  9. anti-matter

    anti-matter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 5, 2002
    canon violation
    R.I.P. Meatloaf, your rock operas were marvelous, thank you for this wonderful legacy. As long as there is civilization there'll be listeners that will appreciate your art.
  10. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

    Feb 6, 2002
    Lot 18, Oak Island
    Rock & Roll has lost one of it's giants. Like many others, Bat out of Hell has a large influence on my teen years and after all this time, I still consider it the greatest Rock & Roll album of all time.

    RIP, Meat. You will be missed.
  11. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    You haven't lived until you listen to the same Meatloaf song for 2 solid hours because the radio in the car doesn't work.
  12. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Hopefully he went out like a bat out of hell.
  13. flandry84

    flandry84 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 24, 2007
    Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
    When Meat Loafs star had waned a little in the late 80’s he came on a mini tour of Ireland playing all these rinky-dink venues.I saw him play my home town in what was essentially an indoor equestrian arena.The guy might have been down but by golly did he put on a show.To this day,one of the best concerts I have ever been at.

    Heavens choir just got a little bit rockier.
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  14. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    One of my favorite Meat Loaf memories was this celebrity charity tournament thing. He was in some event where you had to catch your competitors and their handicap was that they had to wear some giant mascot head. Meat Loaf can't catch the guy because despite the handicap the guy is an Olympian and Meat Loaf is well, Meat Loaf. They interview a sweat drenched Meat Loaf saying "How the hell am I supposed to catch an Olympic athlete?". To make it funnier, Fergie (the Duchess) and everyone keeps going "C'mon Meatty! You can do it". It's funny enough he was called Meat Loaf but to know his friends called him Meatty was over the top.

    Was it Paradise by the Dashboard Light?
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  15. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    This story is well worth a read.
    I was always a fan of ML in my youth, could never understand why his stardom waned in the 80s. I thought a lot of the stuff he put out then was pretty good, even if it was no Bat. Was delighted for him when he came back in style in 1993, even if he and Steinman continued to fall out and in again. Got to see him live about 20 years ago. He was good but it was a shite audience. But thanks for the memories big man - Heaven Can Wait no longer.
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  16. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2013
    Putnam, Connecticut USA
    Loved him for Paradise by the Dashboard Light, RHPS and Fight Club.
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  17. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006