Apr 04, 2022
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My current music obsession is the deceased singer Meat Loaf or rather Michael Lee Aday.
Ever since he passed away in January I felt obliged to go back and listen to his music.
The only song of his I was familiar with was I’d do anything for love (But I won’t do that) as it was a big hit when I was a teenager.
His first album Bat Out of Hell came out in 1977, the year of my birth so I was blissfully unaware of its existence. Looking at the album cover I always thought it was some kind of male fantasy heavy metal album. It turns out there was a little fantasy involved but rather a different larger than life melodramatic rock opera kind.
So as we approach Bat’s and my 45th year it feels apt that I actually dive into its origins and the man who helped bring it to life.
Go over to Babel of Words and read the first piece of my three-part series dedicated to this exceptional artist the world has lost.
Ever since he passed away I've been lost in Meat Loaf's music and story.
To be honest I really don’t feel like I'll be getting bored of Meat Loaf any time soon.
I've written a three-part article about my interactions with his life story and music.
I wrote a staggering 11,000 words about this fascinating artist that I am compiling into a zine as my own personal homage.