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A bat went back to hell (Meatloaf dead at 74)

bwaniebwanie Posting into the voidRegistered User regular
Just heard that Meatloaf has died.

this suuuuuucks.

Gonna watch Fightclub and listen to some Bat out of Hell in this dude's honor.

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  • JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Mention has also been made in the Hesher thread, in case it seems this is being ignored: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44387760/#Comment_44387760

    A sad loss indeed.

  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    The man deserves his own thread imho.

    The impact of his music is enormous, he had a great stage performance and was a convincing actor.

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  • PhistiPhisti Registered User regular
    I love me some meat loaf... also the artist. Sad indeed when an icon for so many 'ostracon' or people who didn't fit the mold of normal or attractive has passed. He was an inspiration for many outsiders that they could be successful, loved, and had value.

    One could say in many ways he was a boomer.. Not just by when he was born but also in his late life politics. But like all of us our lives and legacies are complicated... I will miss his presence, his energy and am glad his music will live on.

  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I didn't realize he was 74. I mean... of course he is, given that he was in his 20s/30s when RHPC came out. But.. that's the age my dad is!

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  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    yeah i listened to his music and watched his performance on TV. I did not look up to him for political advise haha.


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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    Now I'm sad. The dude's music meant a lot to me.

    He made it to 74 and died surrounded by his family. We should all be so lucky.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited January 2022
    Yeah. Meat Loaf is some old stuff. I guess you could say that he made rock ballads.
    Rocky Horror Picture Show was on the year I was born in 1975.
    I did not discover that movie until I was in my 20s.

    There are lots of weird 70s movies.

    Krathoon on
  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Really, I am surprised that that Brutal Legend game did not have some Meat Loaf in it.
    At least I think it didn't.

  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Yeah. Meat Loaf is some old stuff. I guess you could say that he made rock ballads.
    Rocky Horror Picture Show was on the year I was born in 1975.
    I did not discover that movie until I was in my 20s.

    There are lots of weird 70s movies.

    We're the same age then. My stepdad took me and my friend to a midnight showing of RHPC when we were 16 or 17. Was possibly the weirdest experience of my life to that date.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Not to derail the thread, but the 70s did have some bizarre stuff. The films were edgier.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    We probably need to have a 70s thread.

  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Meat Loaf died of COVID-19. He was an antivaxxer who complained about pandemic restrictions and wearing masks. There's nothing official stating he was unvaccinated, but he was probably unvaccinated.
    "If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”

    He died.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Meat Loaf died of COVID-19. He was an antivaxxer who complained about pandemic restrictions and wearing masks. There's nothing official stating he was unvaccinated, but he was probably unvaccinated.
    "If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”

    He died.

    Man its weird only the unvaccinated die. I guess he'd do anything to live, but he won't vax.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular


    Nothing like sending out an apology for having your recipe of the week be Meatloaf the week Meatloaf dies.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular


    Nothing like sending out an apology for having your recipe of the week be Meatloaf the week Meatloaf dies.

    I would say that is actually an honor.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    What were all of Mr. Loaf's albums?

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited January 2022
    Bat Out of Hell (1977)
    Dead Ringer (1981)
    Midnight at the Lost and Found (1983)
    Bad Attitude (1984)
    Blind Before I Stop (1986)
    Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)
    Welcome to the Neighbourhood (1995)
    Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003)
    Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006)
    Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010)
    Hell in a Handbasket (2011)
    Braver Than We Are (2016)

    Not a really huge amount of records.

    Krathoon on
  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    12 more than you =p

  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    I've been trying to get people to do a RHPS night forever but between covid, the theater that does the showing getting renovated, and dressing in underwear being a tid bit nippily in Wisconsin winters, haven't been able to get it together. Hopefully this summer or fall. The showing nearest Halloween is 200% more fun. Though I barely remember most the interactive bits.



    I swore that I would love you to the end of time!

    So now I'm praying for the end of time
    To hurry up and arrive
    'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
    I don't think that I can really survive
    I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
    But God only knows what I can do right now
    I'm praying for the end of time
    It's all that I can do
    Praying for the end of time,
    So I can end my time with you!


    Is just one of my all time favorite lyrics. It's just such a funny/cynical twist at the end. Also an absurd song to ever get radio airplay(like most his stuff). 9 minute long rock opera about teenage fucking. The radio baseball play by play.

    The man made some fun as fuck songs. Did we ever find out what he wouldn't do for love, or did he take it to his grave?

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  • JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »


    Nothing like sending out an apology for having your recipe of the week be Meatloaf the week Meatloaf dies.

    I would say that is actually an honor.

    I think he'd have had a good laugh at that.

    Krathoon wrote: »
    Bat Out of Hell (1977)
    Dead Ringer (1981)
    Midnight at the Lost and Found (1983)
    Bad Attitude (1984)
    Blind Before I Stop (1986)
    Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)
    Welcome to the Neighbourhood (1995)
    Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003)
    Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006)
    Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010)
    Hell in a Handbasket (2011)
    Braver Than We Are (2016)

    Not a really huge amount of records.

    I have, uh, four of them it turns out (the first three and Bat... II). Midnight at the Lost and Found is famously not a great record, but I'm partial to the title track on occasion.

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    The man made some fun as fuck songs. Did we ever find out what he wouldn't do for love, or did he take it to his grave?

    Apparently, get vaccinated.

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