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Head Into The Weekend With Two Of The Best Albums of All Time: "Bat Out Of Hell" and "Back Into Hell"

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Heaven can wait.
And all I've got is time until the end of time.
I won't look back.
I won't look back.
Let the altars shine.

Meat Loaf, who was born Marvin Lee Aday, had a career that few could match. He was a trained Broadway belter and a multiplatinum-selling megastar. 

I was introduced to him by my uncle when I was little. He'd throw "Bat Out Of Hell" into the tape deck of his I-Roc Camaro and we'd listen to it all the way through.

I had no idea until later in life that the tape was actually 7 tracks. You'd laugh nowadays and think, wait, he released an album in the 1970s that was only 7 tracks? But I always thought it was one that just played all the way through.


Even at a young age I admired how unique the style was, and how the music told a story. Like a Broadway show, his lyrics jumped out of the speakers and shook you.

I don't know if anybody has noticed but we are losing some of the last remaining ICONS of music at an alarming rate the past few years. And I don't like it one bit.

Not necessarily because the deaths are tragic- because many of them aren't. 

These people for the most part lived very long, fulfilled, and amazing lives that impacted millions of people. 

But because with each passing - Bill Withers, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, Little Richard- it's another harsh reminder that they don't make them like they used to. 

Good music is going the way of the dodo bird. 

If somebody attempted to drop an 8-minute "epic" today, their label would threaten to drop them if they didn't chop it up into 4 separate songs and feature Travis Barker drumming on 3 of them.

Meat Loaf was one in a million. And it's safe to say we'll never see or hear anybody quite like him ever again. 

Rest In Peace.


No exaggeration, I would pay 10 grand to be able to have seen him perform live. Especially at a show like this. What a fuckin performer.

Also - the chick singing with him in the beginning of this one is a rocket launcher.