North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary of easily the most unconventional internationally top-selling album of all time (fourteen million U.S.) with an exclusive interview as passionate, bombastic, and hysterically funny as the 'Bat Out of Hell' album. In October 1977, Dallas Texas-born Marvin Lee Aday aka Meat Loaf quietly released his major-label debut after seesawing between acting in live theater and singing in bands. Meat Loaf was perhaps the only choice to take on the music of theatrical songwriter Jim Steinman.

With his hulking physique and voice to boot, Meat Loaf was a force of nature with a budding off-Broadway career and the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie to his credit, but Meat was unable to get a record deal.

Meat Loaf explains to InTheStudio host Redbeard:

“We got turned down by everybody, you know, four times, by every label I can think of. Clive Davis (president of Columbia Records at the time) said to me, “Do you guys listen to Rock’n’Roll?”, he said, You’re like the Ethel Merman of Rock’n’Roll.”

Today the 'Bat Out Of Hell' album has sold in excess of 40 millions records worldwide supported by such classic songs as “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”, “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” and the eight minute epic “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights”.

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