Monday, October 15, 2007

Manic Monday - Bat


“On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?”

This week’s Manic Monday word is Bat! Thank you to Janna at Jannagraphics for the great Manic Monday banner!

Bat is such a great Manic Monday word! If you happen to be a fan of Meat Loaf (the singer, not the entrée), you may already know where I’m going with this from the above quote.

There are only a few albums that I can think of which are truly great. It doesn’t happen very often, but every few years a singer will release an album that is not only full of good songs, but full of classics.

In 1977, Meat Loaf (aka Michael Lee Aday), released his second album “Bat Out of Hell” which included such classics as “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth” (beginning with the above wolf quote), “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”, and “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights.”

Incidentally, I’ll buy anyone a beer who would take on the challenge of singing the Paradise song with me at a karaoke bar. At 8 minutes 28 seconds, that’s a feat I haven’t tried since college!

Bat Out Of Hell has sold an estimated 34 million copies worldwide and has become one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

I know a lot of my readers don’t agree with my musical tastes a lot of the time, but come on! This is a rock and roll classic!



15 comments:

Crazy Working Mom said...

Most definitely a classic! :)

Great choice for this week's theme!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not a classic for me. Good post on bat though. Have a great MM. :)

ian said...

Meatloaf? *snicker* Did you know he was the first choice to play Bluto in Animal House?

Ian

tegdirb92 said...

I've loved Meatloaf ever since the Rocky Horror Picture Show!! Great choice, Neila!

JaniceNW said...

Paradise by The Dashboard Lights is one of my all-times favs. Great idea!!

Villager said...

Great information in your MM post! Although, I must admit that I've never been a Meat Loaf fan...

I thought of baseball in my MM post today.

peace, Villager

Gattina said...

Also a classic for me, lol ! I think it was quite a difficult word today not much choice !

Jamie said...

Everything Meat Loaf has recorded is on the computer. Will you love me till the end of time ... no? Well Read 'em and Weep. :-)

Crazy Working Mom said...

Tag, you're it!

Bronny_Pigz said...

I love your blog! I read it everyday. You have enspired me to strt my own. Oh and now I find out your a meatloaf fan too! You have just become my all time fave blogger! lol I love meatloaf. I keep telling my DF that if I had a chance with Meatloaf, I'd leave DF in a second! lol

Lee said...

Good MM post! I have a love hate relationship with Meatloaf. Absolutely love some things he's done *such as Rocky Horror*, absolutely hate others...*such as Two out of Three..*

I like your blog site, my first time to read..I think..LOL..I can't keep up. But being a fellow mommy I know you understand!

Lee

Sophia said...

The only Meatloaf song I know is that one "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that." I never understood the song...what was it he wouldn't do? And why did he say he'd do anything for love, but not that? I just never got it. Great post though...I'm glad he has fans. :)

lisa said...

Paradise by the dashboard lights! How can you not love it? and I Karaoke sang it years ago too. let's do it again :-)

Mert said...

I'm not a huge meat Loaf fan, but I do like a few of his songs. Happy MM!

Travis said...

Meatloaf! Excellent!

Happy MM!