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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Meat Loaf is the stage name for Michael Lee Aday. Before he became a singer, he became an actor.

He appeared in the Broadway musical “Hair” before his first, little-known album (Stoney & Meatloaf) was released in 1971. His next album didn’t get released until 1977, after he appeared in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“. That’s a movie I haven’t seen and a movie I’ll probably never see unless it’s accidental.

Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell

This was a hit from his second album, 1977’s Bat Out of Hell.

Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

This was another hit from the 1977 Bat Out of Hell album. It’s a love song.

Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

This was yet another hit from the 1977 Bat Out of Hell album.

Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

This is only song I like from the 1993 Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell album.

Out of 13 albums, I only like three from one album and one from another. I listened to the first three a lot in 1979 and 1980, while sitting in a parked car at night at the top of Presidio Park in San Diego, California. When I wasn’t doing anything else, of course.

Meat Loaf, the Actor

I saw him recently, in a TV series called “Ghost Wars“. I didn’t realize how much he’d aged (he’s 70 now). If he’s old, then so am I. Anyway, he was listed as “Meat Loaf Aday” in the credits.

He’s been in a lot of movies and TV series but he’s never had a leading role. The only other places I’ve seen him was the movie, “The 51st State” (aka Formula 51) and the movie, “BloodRayne“.

Photo Attribution: Christopher Simon (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_0094) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

March 7, 2018

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