Today’s Song of the Day is Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf. Why? Pah! You don’t need a reason to listen to Meatloaf. He is reason enough; the man drove a chopper bike onto the stage. You don’t need reasons when you have a chopper; you don’t think, you just do. Nothing says “fuck you!” like a hugely overpowered motorcycle driven by a fat sweaty man in a lycra suit.
Points for discussion:
- I actually have the original Bat Out of Hell on LP, though it’s the radio edit, which means it’s about 50% less fun. I blame the record company.
- Don’t know if you get this while watching it, but the video has adverts on it; the advert I was shown was for Alexandra Burke’s new single. They really need to work on their marketing placement; something in my bones tells me that Meatloaf fans rarely cross over to the Cowell stable.
- This came on my iTunes yesterday and before I realised, I was daydreaming about riding a big motorcycle and crashing it to the sound of guitars. Then Megadeth came on, and I got annoyed. Why are Megadeth so bad?