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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:19   #1
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When did you first hear meat loaf? and what was your first impression?


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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:33   #2
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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!!
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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:36   #3
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wow same here!!
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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:40   #4
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When did you first hear meat loaf? and what was your first impression?


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

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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:42   #5
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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!
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Old 11 Oct 2005, 22:49   #6
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Wow! kool stories


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Old 11 Oct 2005, 23:07   #7
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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.
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Old 11 Oct 2005, 23:35   #8
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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.
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Old 11 Oct 2005, 23:44   #9
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when i was about 10 years old i think..and really liked it after that..
but not that much as i do now...
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 00:06   #10
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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.


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Old 12 Oct 2005, 03:10   #11
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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.
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 07:21   #12
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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.

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Old 12 Oct 2005, 08:26   #13
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When paradise was a huge hit in Holland. nov.78/feb79. I was 8 at the time. Was very impressed bout the video.
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 09:02   #14
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In about 1993 my Dad bought Hits Out of Hell(He keeps asking where it is now) . 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.
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 10:31   #15
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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! 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?! ).
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 10:38   #16
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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!
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 12:05   #17
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Originally Posted by Vickip
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

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Wow

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

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Old 12 Oct 2005, 12:06   #18
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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..
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 12:40   #19
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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"!
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 14:16   #20
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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!!
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Old 12 Oct 2005, 14:47   #21
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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!

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Old 12 Oct 2005, 16:59   #22
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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!

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Old 12 Oct 2005, 19:42   #23
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Wow

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

Deb
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 ) and Ray Stevens but now I'm totally hooked on Meat

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Old 13 Oct 2005, 01:48   #24
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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 ) and Ray Stevens but now I'm totally hooked on Meat

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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 Isn't that the one who sang The Streak?

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Old 13 Oct 2005, 02:04   #25
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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 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

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