My Musical Memories, #6

This week's album was another one introduced to me, once again, by my mother. It definitely ranks in my top 5 albums of all time and holds a special place in my collection. So, without further ado...

Meat Loaf
Bat Out of Hell
1977

"I know that I'm damned if I never get out, I know that I'm damned if I do." --Bat Out of Hell

I first heard this album very early in my life, but wouldn't really return to it until I was about 12 years old. I borrowed it from my mom (once again, I was probably bored with my music selection) and the cover of this album was just so cool. There are only 7 songs on it, but they're long and incredibly written by Jim Steinman.

"I know youre looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks, but there aint no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box." --Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

While I did hear this album in my younger years, my favorite memory wasn't until I was working at the gas station in 1993. The radio had become really boring, so I popped this cassette in and played it. The next thing I hear is my manager saying, "GREAT Album! Thank you!" He was tired of the radio too. This album would see more time in any of my cars than just about any other.

"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." --Paradise By the Dashboard Light

This album is one of very few that I would own in every medium available (except 8-track).  The tape broke the day after I bought it on CD, but I still own my vinyl version.  Bat Out of Hell gets one of my highest recommendations and if you haven't heard it, you have probably been living in a cave for many years.  This one is out there to be enjoyed.

I hope you like this one.  I'd clue you in on next week's memory, but I have no idea what it is.  Have a good weekend and go listen to this one.