The long road out of hell: How Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell became a rock phenomenon

George Garner

Rock‘n’roll had never seen anything like Bat Out Of Hell. Scrap that, the music business had never seen anything like it.

Nor has it seen anything like it since. In the October of 1977, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman – one the possessor of a huge voice, the other huge songs – unveiled their rock odyssey to an unsuspecting public. It cost $75,000 to record, comprised just seven songs... and it went on to become one of the biggest selling ...

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