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Old 01-21-22, 02:23 AM
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Holy shit I love his song "I'd Do Anything For Love".

RIP brother ☁️
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One of the greatest debut albums of all time. Such a powerful voice. So sad. RIP Eddie.
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I will always think of Meat Loaf as the best concert I ever saw. It was the early 90s before his comeback. He was performing in a small venue in a north Austin strip mall. But you wouldn't know it from the show he put on. You would have thought he was in a stadium in front of thousands of fans. Pretty much performed the entire Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the best rock albums ever.
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Ted is an asshole and easy to hate on, but when Meatloaf teamed up with Nugent for the Free-For-All album, that shit fucking rocks. I'd pay top dollar to see Ted on guitar with Meatloaf on vocals. Always wondered if they did any shows at the time in 1976.
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Not a shock considering how bad he's looked (and frankly sounded) in recent years, but damn. I love Bat out of Hell so, so much. Every song is great and sung like it's the most important song of all time, no matter how silly and trivial the lyrics are.
I absolutely love this five year old tribute to "Two Out Of Three" and Meatloaf they did in The Ringer.
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A big voice in music and movies. RIP.
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Saw the news on CNN and saddend to hear it. No report how he died but I expected it's cancer with his family surrounding around his bed.

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Stay sane inside insanity...
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....his name is Robert Paulson.
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Saw the news on CNN and saddend to hear it. No report how he died but I expected it's cancer with his family surrounding around his bed.

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The singer's manager, Michael Greene, confirmed Meat Loaf died Thursday night. Sources with knowledge tell TMZ ... he was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier this week for a show he's working on -- "I'd Do Anything for Love" -- but the dinner was canceled because he became seriously ill with COVID. Sources tell us that condition quickly became critical.
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Such a talent! RIP.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I will always think of Meat Loaf as the best concert I ever saw. It was the early 90s before his comeback. He was performing in a small venue in a north Austin strip mall. But you wouldn't know it from the show he put on. You would have thought he was in a stadium in front of thousands of fans. Pretty much performed the entire Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the best rock albums ever.
Wow. That sounds friggin' amazing. You already know how I feel about live performances via the SNL thread, that's exactly the kind of thing I dig.

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Ted is an asshole and easy to hate on, but when Meatloaf teamed up with Nugent for the Free-For-All album, that shit fucking rocks. I'd pay top dollar to see Ted on guitar with Meatloaf on vocals. Always wondered if they did any shows at the time in 1976.
No shit, he's on that record? Damn. I just held a copy of it in my hands from the bargain bin, and decided against it 'cuz as much as I try to separate art from the artist, this is one of my regular stores where they know me and I'd feel....weird....bringing a Ted Nugent album to the counter. I'm sure I'll be able to find it again though, and cheap. Doubt it will appreciate in value due to Meat's death, like say, original pressings of Bat Out of Hell surely will.
Not to change this from Meat talk to Ted talk, but part of the reason I dig the Free-For-All record is way back in summer camp, one of my counselors was a bass player, and he would hook his bass amp to our portable record player and blast Free-For-All at max volume and us 10-year old kids thought that was just the shit. Looking back with what I know about audio equipment now, it probably sounded terrible since it was a bass amp, but we didn't care. It was fucking LOUD, that's all we wanted.
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He was anti-vax/anti-mask and died of covid. What a shit way to go.
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When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy you knew he was a no good kid.
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The Bat Out of Hell album was a HUGE media sensation when it came out. Not my type of music although I did somewhat like Paradise by the Dashboard Light, mainly because of Phil Rizzuto.
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Meat Loaf was one of those guys I'd never heard of until "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" came out when I young and suddenly everyone was talking about comebacks and we kids go back and listen to Bat Out of Hell and wow, good stuff. Seemed like a good guy, far as I could tell. Hot patootie, bless my soul!
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I think "For Crying Out Loud" is secretly the best song on the album. It's absolutely epic, despite being about nothing really. And man does Meat sing the hell out of it.
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He was anti-vax/anti-mask and died of covid. What a shit way to go.
Is "shit" the new slang for appropriate?
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He was a great stage performer, always seemed like he was putting everything into his performances.

He's one I wish I would have had a chance to see in-person.

RIP
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I was never a real fan but he was truly a performer's performer, and the Bat Out Of Hell album cover is one of the all time greats. RIP
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I'll do anything for love but I won't do masks.

Rest in peace!
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Wow. That sounds friggin' amazing. You already know how I feel about live performances via the SNL thread, that's exactly the kind of thing I dig.



No shit, he's on that record? Damn. I just held a copy of it in my hands from the bargain bin, and decided against it 'cuz as much as I try to separate art from the artist, this is one of my regular stores where they know me and I'd feel....weird....bringing a Ted Nugent album to the counter. I'm sure I'll be able to find it again though, and cheap. Doubt it will appreciate in value due to Meat's death, like say, original pressings of Bat Out of Hell surely will.
Not to change this from Meat talk to Ted talk, but part of the reason I dig the Free-For-All record is way back in summer camp, one of my counselors was a bass player, and he would hook his bass amp to our portable record player and blast Free-For-All at max volume and us 10-year old kids thought that was just the shit. Looking back with what I know about audio equipment now, it probably sounded terrible since it was a bass amp, but we didn't care. It was fucking LOUD, that's all we wanted.
Derek St. Holmes quit, so Meatloaf was brought in to do vocals. This way a year before Bat Out of Hell. He was paid $1000 total. St. Holmes did come back but Meatloaf did the vocal arrangements and vocal on 5 of the 10 tracks. Street Rats, Together, Light My Way, Hammerdown, and I Love You So I Told You A Lie.
Found an audio only on Youtube of Ted and Meatloaf doing Hammerdown live in 1978

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