S1E15 – Rejecting Bat out of hell

Show Notes

Bat out of Hell is one of the top albums of all time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. But before going certified platinum 14 times over, before shattering chart records and before selling over 40 million copies worldwide, it was rejected. Over 40 times.

Join us this week as we tell Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s incredible story, from being told they were “too theatre” to crack the mainstream, to selling over 200,000 copies a year, even 40 years later.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Classic Albums: Bat out of Hell
2. To Hell and Back: An Autobiography by Meat Loaf
3. Billboard: Todd Rundgren talks spoofing Springsteen and seeing Meat Loaf propose with a salmon while producing ‘Bat out of Hell’
4. jimsteinman.com: A four-hour Interview with Jim Steinman, 2003
5. Washington Post: The Bat out of Hell: What Songwriter Combines Hannibal Lecter and Peter Pan?

6. Music World: Jim Steinman: To ‘Hell’ & Back
7. Dallas Morning News: Beyond the Spotlight
8. Ottawa Citizen: Bat out of Hell: The Meat Loaf Classic Survived Years of Rejection
9. Hazlitt: The Man Behind Meat Loaf
10. Telegraph: The best-selling album nobody wanted to release: How Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf made Bat out of Hell

11
. Classic Rock Review: Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf

12. Classic Rock Magazine: Bat out of Hell: The Story Behind The Album To Hell and Back

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Bat out of Hell is one of the top albums of all time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. But before going certified platinum 14 times over, before shattering chart records and before selling over 40 million copies worldwide, it was rejected. Over 40 times.

Join us this week as we tell Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s incredible story, from being told they were “too theatre” to crack the mainstream, to selling over 200,000 copies a year, even 40 years later.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Classic Albums: Bat out of Hell
2. To Hell and Back: An Autobiography by Meat Loaf
3. Billboard: Todd Rundgren talks spoofing Springsteen and seeing Meat Loaf propose with a salmon while producing ‘Bat out of Hell’
4. jimsteinman.com: A four-hour Interview with Jim Steinman, 2003
5. Washington Post: The Bat out of Hell: What Songwriter Combines Hannibal Lecter and Peter Pan?

6. Music World: Jim Steinman: To ‘Hell’ & Back
7. Dallas Morning News: Beyond the Spotlight
8. Ottawa Citizen: Bat out of Hell: The Meat Loaf Classic Survived Years of Rejection
9. Hazlitt: The Man Behind Meat Loaf
10. Telegraph: The best-selling album nobody wanted to release: How Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf made Bat out of Hell

11
. Classic Rock Review: Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf

12. Classic Rock Magazine: Bat out of Hell: The Story Behind The Album To Hell and Back

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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