More Than You Deserve *
It seems that Some Of You need a little primer on MeatLoaf. Allow me in my fangirl obsessiveness to enlighten you.
Common Misconceptions About Meat Loaf
1. All his songs sound the same.
Clearly this is a naive misunderstanding. There are actually three distinct Meat Loaf songs.
a) Driving Rock Manifesto (Bat Out Of Hell; Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere))
b) Party Rock Riff (Paradise By The Dashboard Light; Everything Louder Than Everything Else)
c) Rock Ballad (Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad; More Than You Deserve)
2. He wrote the songs.
No. The Premiere King of Rock Opera, Jim Steinman wrote the best of Meat Loaf's songs. He also wrote such gems as the killer rock-out Holding Out For A Hero; the mega-hit Air Supply song Making Love Out Of Nothing At All and of course the song ably covered by Celine Dion--It's All Coming Back To Me Now. You Barry Manilow geeks are probably familiar with his cover of the Steinman ballad (category C) Reed 'Em And Weep
3. The non-Steinman Meatloaf albums kinda suck.
Holding any record next to a Steinman opus causes the non-Neverland record to pale in comparison. Regardless, there are some great tracks (Wolf At The Door, Midnight At The Lost And Found) that can be dredged up off these weaker discs.
4. Meat Loaf Never Sang In A Movie
LIAR!!! His rendition of Hot Patootie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the ultimate keeper.
5. 35-year old women who are obsessive walking encyclopaedias of Aday and Steinman are crazy.
This is probably true. But we are happily crazy and crazy with our happiness.
*ETA: This is actually the title of Steinman's second publicly performed Rock Operetta.