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Nick
11 Oct 2005, 22:19
When did you first hear meat loaf? and what was your first impression?


:D :D :D :D :D

ChloeLee88
11 Oct 2005, 22:33
Wow.......erm, i was tiny, my parents always had the Bat album on, i kinda carried on from there, now its me that drives them insane with it. My mum tells me that i use dto scream if she didnt play it in the car.......sounds bout right lol!!
Chloe :)

Nick
11 Oct 2005, 22:36
wow same here!!

Vickip
11 Oct 2005, 22:40
When did you first hear meat loaf? and what was your first impression?


:D :D :D :D :D

When I found the Storytellers CD sitting on the shelf at the record store. Even though I didn't know who Meat was (I had heard his name before but never listened to any of his music) I bought the CD ... and was hooked as soon as I heard him and Patti singing Paradise :))

Vicki

christa
11 Oct 2005, 22:42
I was at the school disco and as our school was posh (yea right!) we had a live band and they played the guitar bit at the beginning of BOOH, I can remember asking my mate what it was they were playing and she told me she had the album and I could borrow it. From then on I was hooked and I soon went out and bought my own copy!

Nick
11 Oct 2005, 22:49
Wow! :shock: kool stories


:D :D :D :D

L96
11 Oct 2005, 23:07
I had my first ever kiss...
It was my best friend, and he had a new album and his favourite song from it on repeat.
So I truly had my first kiss to "Life is a Lemon" (ironic), and have been hooked ever since.

SW31
11 Oct 2005, 23:35
i'll show my age here.1st time i heard ml was in 1978 at my uncles 21st birthday & we were all into 70s rock so booh was played about 10 times ,& paradise at least 6 times i've been a devout follower ever snice keep on rockin,bring on bat lll. :wave: :wave: :yikes:

Caelan
11 Oct 2005, 23:44
when i was about 10 years old i think..and really liked it after that..
but not that much as i do now...:D :oops:

Jeanie
12 Oct 2005, 00:06
I was 15, the summer of '78, and because I lived in a small community, all the teens hung out together, most of the time. So, on the way to a sporting event that summer, the older teens who we traveled with, played BOOH. I remember asking "what the h***, and who the h*** is that?". I'd never heard anything like Meat, before. lol :)) By the end of the summer though... I was completely hooked, and went out and bought my own copy, and have been a very devoted fan ever since. :heart:


J.

RSG
12 Oct 2005, 03:10
I remember as if it were only yesterday. Four years old jammin around the trailer on dad's kick@ss stereo! He would play BOOH, All Revved Up and Paradise.
I remember loving the climax of Paradise the vrooms on Bat and the Sax on All Revved Up. When I matured more I started liking the whole album.
My first mature impression was something like, what an awesome voice and the songs are so lenghty and it something I played alot. And haven't really stopped since.

amethyst
12 Oct 2005, 07:21
I first heard Meat Loaf back in the 70's sometime, to be honest it was the picture disc of Bat Out of Hell that caught my eye rather than the music at first. Then the more i listened, the more i enjoyed and i carried on buying each album as it came out. I now have a collection of vinyl, tapes and cd's ~ oh yes, and my precious collection of pictures discs, i think there's only a few left i need to get ~ grins. What can i say, i'm hooked.

ames xx

Bart
12 Oct 2005, 08:26
When paradise was a huge hit in Holland. nov.78/feb79. I was 8 at the time. Was very impressed bout the video.

allrevvedup
12 Oct 2005, 09:02
In about 1993 my Dad bought Hits Out of Hell(He keeps asking where it is now) :-P . I'd heard of Meat Loaf, but was amazed with I saw that Bat Out of Hell was nearly 10 mins long!

Shortly after that Bat2 came out and then I saw him live in Dublin the following year.

needmoremeat
12 Oct 2005, 10:31
When I was six it was at that time that Bat II conquered the world, and Anything For Love was top of the charts. I think even at that age I was impressed by the voice and the lovely melodies, and it was the first song that I knew the full title and artist of, which considering my age and the length of the title is quite an achievement! :lol: All the other songs I "liked" I just knew I liked them, knew nothing about the artist or title. Mam got the album for Christmas that year, and I remember seeing it on top of the video cabinet beside the stereo and thinking "Oh, that looks interesting," but thought no more about it for the next five years until I heard it properly and found that I'd heard it before (How can anyone forget Wasted Youth?! :lol: ).

Puritan
12 Oct 2005, 10:38
1978 as a youngster I used to go out cycling on Sunday mornings with my transistor radio strapped to the handlebars. These songs would come on the radio (Two Out Of Three/ You Took The Words etc.) and the lyrics and voice were so powerful and I had never heard anything like it. Bought the album. Hooked ever since!

Deb
12 Oct 2005, 12:05
When I found the Storytellers CD sitting on the shelf at the record store. Even though I didn't know who Meat was (I had heard his name before but never listened to any of his music) I bought the CD ... and was hooked as soon as I heard him and Patti singing Paradise :))

Vicki

Wow :shock:

Really finding it hard to get my head around that anyone can of gone so many yrs and not heard anything from Bat Out Of Hell or any other Meat song :shock:

Deb

Skeleton
12 Oct 2005, 12:06
I was six when my mom played Meatīs record Bad Attiude (My mom likes Meat also) I started to like his music a lot. I loved his voice and itīs still so incredible.. Now Iīm full time fan.. :lol:

Ageing Bat
12 Oct 2005, 12:40
Must have been 1979 ish. I studied for most of my exams with either Meat Loaf, Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield), ELO, REO Speedwagon, Rainbow or Queen thumping away in the background! As a result, I found it really hard to concentrate in the actual exams because it was so quiet!!

The Meat Loaf LP was my brother's so I had to 'borrow' it when he wasn't around! I also remember dad moaning about "that bloody noisy racket"!

SuperLoafMan
12 Oct 2005, 14:16
First heard Meat when i was about 9/10, (17 Now) i had the Bat album on my cd rack and my mum had been playing it a few days earlier. Anyway, i put on the album and the first song is Bat, as we all know and i really didnt like it, I thought it was too long and i just couldnt get in to it, So i skipped a few and the first song i really got in to was Heaven Can Wait, that was the song that broke me in to the whole Meat Loaf/Steinman thing, and now i am hooked!!

RoknRollJesus
12 Oct 2005, 14:47
28 years ago...I was 9 and really wanted the album because it had such an awesome cover. At the time, my fave album (yes I said ALBUM...not CD) was "Hotter Than Hell' by KISS (STILL one of my faves btw)...so maybe I was keeping with the whole 'Hell' theme I dunno. But I do know this...from the opening note of BAT...I was hooked! And have been ever since!

jo

sherrie87
12 Oct 2005, 16:59
It was 1987...I was barely seventeen...okay, I was actually on the far side of seventeen, nearly 18...and my first real boyfriend introduced me to the Bat Out of Hell album. The boyfriend turned out to be a horrid, evil man but my love of Meat has stayed with me ever since. I'll never forget convincing the DJ at our high school senior prom (formal dance) to play Paradise- that was the highlight of the night!

Sherrie

Vickip
12 Oct 2005, 19:42
Wow :shock:

Really finding it hard to get my head around that anyone can of gone so many yrs and not heard anything from Bat Out Of Hell or any other Meat song :shock:

Deb

:lol: I grew up listening to David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman .... then I got hooked on Barry Manilow, Weird Al Yankovic and Ray Stevens. I still listen to Weird Al (I finally saw him for the first time in concert last year and he's definitely Weird :lmao:) and Ray Stevens but now I'm totally hooked on Meat :))

Vicki

Deb
13 Oct 2005, 01:48
:lol: I grew up listening to David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman .... then I got hooked on Barry Manilow, Weird Al Yankovic and Ray Stevens. I still listen to Weird Al (I finally saw him for the first time in concert last year and he's definitely Weird :lmao:) and Ray Stevens but now I'm totally hooked on Meat :))

Vicki

David Cassidy was my teen idol as well :-) along with David Essex, but he's from the UK so you probably wont have heard of him lol.

Ray Stevens :shock: Isn't that the one who sang The Streak?

Deb

Vickip
13 Oct 2005, 02:04
David Cassidy was my teen idol as well :-) along with David Essex, but he's from the UK so you probably wont have heard of him lol.

Ray Stevens :shock: Isn't that the one who sang The Streak?

Deb

That's great about David Cassidy :-) I saw him in concert a couple of years ago and he's still great :)) You're rignt, I've never heard of David Essex.

Yes, The Streak is one of Ray Stevens' biggest hits. He actually started as a Gospel singer and has a great voice .. but now he does a lot of music comedy songs. I would just love to see him live :))

Vicki

Deb
13 Oct 2005, 10:42
That's great about David Cassidy :-) I saw him in concert a couple of years ago and he's still great :)) You're rignt, I've never heard of David Essex.

Yes, The Streak is one of Ray Stevens' biggest hits. He actually started as a Gospel singer and has a great voice .. but now he does a lot of music comedy songs. I would just love to see him live :))

Vicki


I still have all David Cassidys LP's :D At the RNRHOF they had a display of teen idols. Meat wasn't there lol, but David Cassidy was. Not David Essex though lol. He was big here.

Only song I'vr heard of Ray Stevens was The Streak.

You didn't ever hear one Meat song growing up? Even though you weren't a fan as such then? I just find it really wierd that anyone could not have done lol. Is this pretty normal in the US? Cause I'm sure that here nearly everyone has heard of Meat whether they like him or not.

Deb

LucyK!
13 Oct 2005, 14:33
I first heard Meat when I was about three, I figured out how to work my Mum's tape player. Pressed play and the orchestral section of FCOL came blasting out of the speakers ( having played with volume knob! ) and it frightened me half to death! That experience told me never to play with the tape that had the really long name in blue writing on....

...and I didn't! Until 1993 when I was 7 and Anything For Love came out!!! And the rest, as they say, is history!

Jaymze
13 Oct 2005, 14:36
I remember when I was eight and BatII was released, what first got me interested was the cover; of the man on the motor bike flying into the giant Bat and then I saw Meat on Alive and Kicking, I really liked Anything for Love but I was probably too young to get into music, then when WTTN was released I saw the Not A Dry Eye In The House music video and was really impressed by the song but I still didn't properly get into Meat until I was around 14 when I borrowed a friends Bat II: picture show video- six years later I've still got it. It was from then on that I was and still am a huge Meat Loaf fan- I still get chills when I'm in a night club and a Meat song comes on (which is really unusual) or a bar with a juke box and I put Bat on over and over again much to my friends dismay.

Vickip
13 Oct 2005, 22:55
You didn't ever hear one Meat song growing up? Even though you weren't a fan as such then? I just find it really wierd that anyone could not have done lol. Is this pretty normal in the US? Cause I'm sure that here nearly everyone has heard of Meat whether they like him or not.

Deb

No .. believe it or not, I didn't :) Guess you could say I lived a sheltered music life :| While I was growing up I spent most of the time listening to my own casette tapes and 45 records (during the olden days before CDs ... :-) ) and rarely listened to the radio. So to be honest with you, I have no idea if they played Meat's music or not ... if they did, I never really paid attention. :roll:

But now that I'm a fan, I catch myself listening to the radio more at home and our store .... and I get the biggest kick out of hearing them play Paradise and Anything For Love.

Vicki

Ben
14 Oct 2005, 10:15
i remember being 7 or 8 in the early 90's and puting on my dads hits out of hell video, i just watched it over and over for hours because i liked it so much. since then i have never looked back!!

Dave
14 Oct 2005, 12:49
You didn't ever hear one Meat song growing up? Even though you weren't a fan as such then? I just find it really wierd that anyone could not have done lol. Is this pretty normal in the US? Cause I'm sure that here nearly everyone has heard of Meat whether they like him or not.

Deb

It is very much that way in America. My mom absolutely cannot stand Meat Loaf whatsoever and can remember Meat Loaf in the media back in the 70's. Further, I think it was virtually impossible to consume any popular media during the BOOH 2 era without being exposed to Meat Loaf's music. Heck, they even played many of the tracks as backing music for 90210!

America is very Meat Loaf starved, at least the Midwest is. We simply cannot get enough of his music and shows!

~Dave

AnneV
16 Oct 2005, 16:59
Even though I "grew up" (hmmm did I really... ?) in the 70's and listened to rock stations out of Detroit, when my bro bought me BOOH as a xmas gift in '77, he did it as a joke! Never thinking I would actually luv the music, and still do, almost 30 years down the road. TOOT and BOOH were played the most on radio, and I think the highlight of my teenage years was hearing Meat play at Pine Knob in the summer of '78! When I moved to Holland in the fall of '78, taking along my fave LP, no one had ever heard of Meat! Two months later Paradise was no.1 here and no one has been able to change my luv for his music since! Not even my ex, who tried his hardest! Some people just don't understand what Meat is all about! And to this day, no band has stole his no.1 place, and probably never will! Just my 2 cents worth!
AnneV

chrissylf22
17 Oct 2005, 17:11
i was about 5 yrs old my dad had BOOH thats the first time i heard him, i only got into meat properly when anything for love came out

fencingirl
17 Oct 2005, 20:12
I first heard Meat Laof last christmas when I was 14:oops: . It was my father's wish to have the new dvd, so I bought it for him although I thought it would be some of the old shit he hears always:roll: . But now I know that it was more a present for me than for my father:).

djfierce
18 Oct 2005, 13:37
Not sure when i first heard Meat but my earliest memories are of my dad always playing his music in the car wherever we went.He bought all of his albums at the time from the local car boot and i remember him being really mad at me cos i liked 'em so much i borrowed them ;) but didn't really know how to work the hi-fi so i ended up chewing half the tapes up :oops:

Nick
23 Oct 2005, 22:53
wow! cool stories!!:D :D :D

Rosiec211
24 Oct 2005, 13:45
I was about 6-7 and IWDAFL had just come out-and I think I saw the video on Top of the Pops or similar and I loved it-I sat right up close to the telly! Anyway-I remembered his name and the following week I saw that he was appearing on TOTP2-it was objects in the rear view mirror. Then my mum dug out her old LP collection and put Bat on for me-and I was a Loafer from then on. I've seen him 3 times now, seen a tribute act and recruited my neighbours and flatmates to the world of Loafdom.

I still cant convince my boyfriend though!

Moonlight shadow
27 Oct 2005, 13:04
I'm from the Bat II club! :D
Since 1993, when I heard "I'd do anything..." and "rock'n'roll dreams", y "felt in love" with Meat Loaf.
Now, I hear the music of Meat every day that I can.:-P

Meat Loaf: The legendary rocker
:-P :-P

Emily
13 Nov 2005, 17:54
When I was about 11 and my sister had a tape of his playing in the car on our way back from Galway!! I was like, hmmmmm, whos this??! :D

kp3
13 Nov 2005, 21:59
:oops:
It was 20 years ago when i was 16 years of age and in the back of my boyfriends car ( i shall not go into the reason why i was in the back of the car) when i heard you took the words right out of my mouth, it blew me away, thought it was the best song i had every heard, have been a fan every since.

RockingBat
14 Nov 2005, 07:05
Sometime in '92, I found the Hits out of Hell tape in the car.. i found out it belonged to my dad's boss... and upon hearing the tape, i got totally blown off by every song. I even exchanged the tape with someone in school for a mega death tape for just one week and when the others heard it... I was a class hero.
I've been a fan ever since.

madonna123968848
14 Nov 2005, 19:19
Great thread. I remember about 18 years ago, listening to a DJ called, "Ceasar The Boogie Man" late at night on a local Kent radio station called, "Invicta FM" and he played, "Two Out Of Three", I fell in love with the song there and then and vowed to make it my mission to look into this singer called, "Meat Loaf" first thing in the morning! And I did ... and never looked back :)

Hypnobabe
15 Nov 2005, 12:21
I had one of those rock compilation albums with a bit of everything on, and the first song on the first record was Took The Words... I loved it, would sing along (very badly) at every opportunity, and finally decided a couple of months later that I should get BOOH - I think I was about 15 at the time. Went through a very quiet patch for a few years, having the album on vinyl and no record player, but have recently got back into Loaf in a BIG way, and saw him at Chatsworth in July - a fantastic evening, in more ways than one! ;)

Rosiec211
15 Nov 2005, 13:32
Great thread. I remember about 18 years ago, listening to a DJ called, "Ceasar The Boogie Man" late at night on a local Kent radio station called, "Invicta FM" and he played, "Two Out Of Three", I fell in love with the song there and then and vowed to make it my mission to look into this singer called, "Meat Loaf" first thing in the morning! And I did ... and never looked back :)

I listen to Invicta too! They hardly ever play any Meat but I was impressed with their advertising for the Leeds Castle concert.

Rosie xx:D

MissAsh
17 Nov 2005, 01:30
I don't actually remember the first time I heard anything by Meat, 'cause I've been listening to his music for as long as I remember! I know I loved singing along in the car when I was about 5 years old :D

Ben
17 Nov 2005, 06:27
I listen to Invicta too! They hardly ever play any Meat but I was impressed with their advertising for the Leeds Castle concert.

Rosie xx:D


I listen to invicta too and i agree they hardly play any meat at all! maybe were have to get in touch with them! lol :lol:

it was good hearing the leeds castle ad quite often tho:D

Leah
17 Nov 2005, 07:30
I first heard Meat when I'd Lie for you was released as a single, wow that song blew my mind. If he was on Top of the tops or anything I HAD to watch and I was instantly mezmorised. I got WTTN for Christmas and remember playing it constantly, I then went and bought 3 more Meat albulms all at once :D . I was about 13 years old then and have been a dedicated (obssesive?!) loafer ever since. :D

Paul191
27 Nov 2005, 20:36
I first heard Bonnie Tylers 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' about 3 years ago. I then went out to buy the song because I loved it so much. The only CD i could find with the song on it was 'Heaven and Hell' which was a mixture of Bonnie Tyler and Meat Loaf songs. The second I put it on I was addicted to Meat Loaf. I loved 'BOOH' and 'Two out of three aint bad'. It wasn't until about three months after hearing the 'Heaven and Hell' CD that I realised most of the songs on there were cut down. This is what urged me to get more involved with Meat Loaf's music and I have been on obsessive fan ever since.

Thanx Bonnie Tyler xx

shadow1000001
28 Nov 2005, 00:31
I was 7 turning 8 in 1978 when I first heard BOOH. I have loved it ever since :D

DIZZY DRUMMER
30 Nov 2005, 08:28
I was 13 (1977) & was doing my homework in my bedroom with the radio on - BOOH was played.

BOOH was one of the first "Records" I brought. It was a red one - but then my brother took it & lost it :twisted: BUT before I lost it - I used to play it load & *iss off my step dad ;) ;)

I've never looked back since

hot_patootie
12 Dec 2005, 15:30
The very first time I heard Meat sing was in 2001 when I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I remember I liked his performance as Eddie, but I was about 12 years old and already going through a little shock - Tim Curry wearing a makeup, a corset and fishnet stockins!!! :wave:
Then last summer, my best friend played me the RHPS-soundtrack and told me to watch the movie again, and I did.
And when I saw Meat perform Hot Patootie - my God, I loved it!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
It was not only the song that caught me, but the way he sang it. I thought, my God, this is great, this is amazing - and the next day, I walked to the local music library to loan The Bat Out Of Hell -cd...

And the rest is history.;-)

M.Bison
13 Dec 2005, 21:40
I was one of those fans from the Welcome To The Neighbourhood/Born To Rock era. I was four coming on five had already loved watching MTV at the time. When I saw the video for I'd Lie For You, I was extremely hooked on Meat Loaf. My Dad brought the cassete tape of the WTTN Album and I also went on to see Live In The Neighbourhood when it aired on VH1. I went off Meat for a few years in 1997 because I was too young to understand what the songs meant. However, I became hooked on Meat's powerful music once again in 2002 when I decided I would just listen to the Greatest Hits CD. Along the road I had been privileged enough to see Meat Loaf in concert three times (once in 2003, twice in 2005) the latter two I never thought I would see. Anyway, it's ten years in the making of me being a Meat Loaf fan and I'm definatly looking foward to the horizon of Bat Out Of Hell III: Last At Bat.
M.Bison