One of the first music albums I bought after getting stationed at my first military duty station was the “Bat Out of Hell” album released by Meat Loaf in 1977. I bought it on a cassette tape in 1979, along with albums by other music artists.
The reason I remember the album so well is because it’s what I listened to while parked at the top of a hill at Presidio Park, San Diego. This is the same park I jogged around one or twice a week in 1980 and 1981. I listened to music while chomping down on what I usually ate while I was there, a Double Jumbo Jack from the “Jack in the Box” fast food restaurant nearby (along with fries and a soda, of course). They don’t make those burgers anymore, by the way.
Meat Loaf should be rich today but I don’t think he is (I could be wrong). He’s been in a lot of movies and he’s recorded a lot of music. [That’s why I call him a “performing artist” instead of a “music artist”.] All of that doesn’t mean much when you have problems in other areas of your life. I don’t know why he changed his legal name but that was his prerogative.
The “Bat Out of Hell” album is the only Meat Loaf album I ever bought. I obtained a single song from the “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell” album, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, but I don’t remember when or where.
While I enjoyed all of the songs from the “Bat Out of Hell” album, I only like to listen to three of them from time to time.
By: RT Cunningham
March 27, 2017
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