Described as epic, gothic, operatic and silly all in the same breath, Meat Loaf's testosterone-fueled, Springsteen-inspired masterpiece Bat Out Of Hell remains the 3rd best-selling album of all-time.
Bat Out Of Hell is an album that’s excessive in every way; big, brash and loud – just like the singer. It’s 1978. Punk is rife, and the forces of classic rock have been scattered to the winds. The last thing anyone needs is an overblown record full of ridiculous gothic imagery and cod-sexual appetites.
The album was developed from a musical, Neverland, a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan, which Jim Steinman wrote for a workshop in 1974, and performed at the Kennedy Center Music Theatre Lab in 1977.
Bat Out Of Hell features the singles "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad and "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth"