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Talking About Rock ‘N’ Roll Mercenaries: Cherry Red Revisits Meat Loaf’s “Blind Before I Stop” With New Reissue

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Meat Loaf - Blind Before I StopBy 1986, Meat Loaf found himself in a bit of a predicament. 1984’s Bad Attitude had failed to reach the heights scaled by Bat Out of Hell or even its follow-up Dead Ringer for Love. After the disappointing sales of 1983’s Midnight at the Lost and Found, that made two straight albums which failed to meet the artist’s potential. So the powerhouse vocalist chose to wait a bit before recording his next album. He hoped to bring back the main ingredient of his first two albums: composer/lyricist/auteur Jim Steinman. His record label at the time, Arista, had other plans. They wanted a record out much sooner and did not want to wait on the famously perfectionist Steinman. Without his principal collaborator, Meat Loaf entered the studio in January 1986 to begin recording what would become Blind Before I Stop. The 1986 album has just been reissued by the Cherry Red imprint Hear No Evil Recordings. This follows the label’s reissues of Bad Attitude and 1987’s Meat Loaf: Live at Wembley.

Blind was a sonic departure for the singer. It was the first of his albums to fully embrace the production style of the 80s with a large reliance on synths and electronics.   This shift was undoubtedly due to the producer brought into to oversee the project, Frank Farian. Hailing from Germany, Farian was the mastermind behind the 1970s group Boney M. Not only achieving great success in his native land, they also scored two UK No. 1 albums: 1978’s Nightflight to Venus and 1979’s Oceans of Fantasy. In addition, they had a No. 1 UK single with “Rivers of Babylon” (reaching a peak of No. 30 in the U.S.) and the U.K. top Christmas single in 1978: “”Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” (a cover of the Harry Belafonte song in a medley with a newly composed tune.) While not an issue for Farian when working with Meat Loaf, the members of Boney M who performed live were not all the same musicians and singers who recorded the songs for their albums. This did not generate controversy for the group at the time, but Farian’s practice would gain much more notoriety with his next major success as a producer later in the 1980s: Milli Vanilli.

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Written by Joe Marchese

September 12, 2014 at 10:18

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Give Me the Future: Hear No Evil Label Reissues Meat Loaf’s “Bad Attitude” for 30th Anniversary

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Meat Loaf - Bad AttitudeThough he burst onto the scene like a Bat Out of Hell and has enjoyed a 35+-year solo career to date, the artist known as Meat Loaf has never been terribly prolific in the studio.   Over the course of three and a half decades, he has only released 11 full studio solo albums with a 12th due next year. To the casual observer, however, that may seem a high number. After all, his career is often thought to consist of just the two smash Bat Out of Hell albums released 16 years apart in 1977 and 1993. (A controversial third Bat album released in 2006 failed to reach the heights of its predecessors.) The 1980s might be generally ignored by some when considering Meat Loaf’s career, but he was actually at his busiest, releasing four studio albums in five years starting with 1981’s Dead Ringer and ending with 1986’s Blind Before I Stop.   Unfortunately, none of these albums achieved the success of the original Bat, and Meat Loaf’s lack of huge commercial achievement in the eighties is underscored by the fact that the four albums are spread among three different labels. However, recordings from this period are ripe for rediscovery. To that end, Cherry Red imprint Hear No Evil Recordings, following up its reissue last year of the 1987 live album Meat Loaf: Live at Wembley, has just released a 30th anniversary edition of Meat Loaf’s Bad Attitude.

When approaching his third album of the decade of excess, Meat Loaf was still trying to recapture the magic of Bat Out of Hell. This was difficult to accomplish, however, as a result of vocal problems following Bat and the barrage of lawsuits he became embroiled in, including legal dust-ups with the sole Bat songwriter, Jim Steinman. These legal issues lead to 1983’s Midnight at the Lost and Found having no songs by Steinman.   Meat Loaf turned to other songwriters, and even co-wrote four songs himself, for the album. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the resulting effort is generally considered to be one of the weaker entries in the artist’s catalogue. There wasn’t much of a consistent voice due to the 12 (!) writers and even the cover eschewed the typical fantasy paintings of the previous albums for a stark black and white close-up photo of Meat Loaf. It remains one of the poorest selling studio albums in Meat Loaf’s career, not even cracking the top 100 of the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in the U.S. (although it did notch a number 7 placement on the British charts). Thus, a return to form was sought for 1984’s Bad Attitude on two new labels: Arista in the United Kingdom and RCA in the United States.

With legal issues still looming and reconciliation with Steinman out of the cards, Bad Attitude could not be a complete Steinman album. However, two songs were able to be included: “Surf’s Up” and “Nowhere Fast.” Both of these songs had been previously recorded by other artists. “Surf’s Up” was from Steinman’s own 1981 album Bad For Good, where he recorded the songs he had intended to be Meat Loaf’s follow-up to Bat Out of Hell. “Nowhere Fast” was from the recent soundtrack to the movie Streets of Fire, where it was performed by Fire, Inc. To pen most of the remaining tracks on Bad Attitude, Meat Loaf turned to two songwriters from Midnight: Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee. Paul Jacobs was the keyboard player in Meat Loaf’s touring band. Three other tracks on the album feature writing from John Parr, who would have a smash the next year with “St. Elmo’s Fire.” The German producer/engineer Reinhold Mack (credited as just “Mack” on the record), who had been nominated as Producer of the Year at the 1981 Grammys for the Queen album The Game, was brought on to co-produce with Meat Loaf and Jacobs. As an engineer, Mack had also worked with the Electric Light Orchestra, the Rolling Stones and Deep Purple, and brought this considerable experience to Bad Attitude.

We have much more on Meat’s Bad Attitude after the jump including the full track listing and order links! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

May 28, 2014 at 10:26

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Virgin Records Celebrates “40 Years of Disruptions” with New Compilation, Picture Discs

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Virgin 40Virgin Records, one of England’s most iconic labels, turns 40 this year – and they’re celebrating with a new compilation full of hits from their storied existence.

The Virgin label was largely the brainchild of one young businessman named Richard Branson. The London-born Branson began his career selling records by mail order and later opening a shop on Oxford Street. The Virgin label was blessed with early success thanks to a willingness to sign acts that major U.K. labels were keen to dismiss. This netted them a smash hit with their very first release, Mike Oldfield’s captivating instrumental “Tubular Bells,” as well as a place in cultural history as the label who’d ultimately made the strongest commitment to punk band The Sex Pistols, after EMI and A&M each dropped the band. (It was Virgin who’d pressed the commercial version of their No. 2 hit “God Save The Queen” as well as their sole studio album, Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols.)

The decades to come found Virgin succeeding with all sorts of genres: MTV-ready pop/rock (Culture Club, The Human League, The Spice Girls), groundbreaking alt-rock and New Wave (Simple Minds, XTC), multi-generational rock (Genesis and its two most famous frontmen, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins; The Rolling Stones, for a time) hip-hop and dance (Soul II Soul, Neneh Cherry, Daft Punk, Massive Attack) and more, all the way up to the present (recent critical and commercial hits include tracks by Swedish House Mafia, Emili Sandé and CHVRCHES).

Branson would ultimately sell Virgin to EMI in 1992 to keep other parts of his business empire afloat; the iconoclastic entrepreneur found success in everything from air travel to publishing to music festivals (Europe’s V Festival) to record stores (the late Virgin Megastores) to mobile phones to…well, even more interesting stuff (Branson plans to be aboard the inaugural Virgin Galactic flight – a commercial space trip – this year.) The label continues to exist, now of course under the Universal Music Group family.

Virgin Records: 40 Years of Disruptions plans to honor the label’s indomitable spirit across two discs, along with a bonus EP of current Virgin artists covering some classic tracks, including cuts by John Lennon, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and others. The set is in stores today, amid a swath of exhibitions in honor of the label around the U.K. area. The label is also selling a handful of their most beloved titles, including singles and albums, as limited edition vinyl titles (many of which are picture discs). The full list is available at Universal’s Uvinyl page.

As always, you can check out the track list and buy the set after the jump.

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A Match Made In “Hell”: Cherry Red Revisits Meat Loaf and Ellen Foley

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Meat Loaf LiveAin’t no doubt about it: Ellen Foley achieved classic rock immortality via her role on “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” opposite Meat Loaf on his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell.  Foley was the girl “glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife” in Jim Steinman’s rock opera in miniature, with Meat Loaf as the boy “praying for the end of time” and the end of their time together.  All these years later, Foley and the former Marvin Lee Aday are together again – on CD shelves, at least, thanks to two new reissues from two imprints of the Cherry Red Group.  Hear No Evil Records has just released a remastered edition of Meat Loaf’s 1987 Live at Wembley, while Lemon Recordings has offered a 2-CD set of Foley’s first two LPs, Nightout and Spirit of St. Louis.

Meat Loaf’s Live at Wembley arrived on Arista Records in September 1987, drawn from two concerts held at the storied London arena on March 1 and 2, 1987.  It was the follow-up to the previous year’s Blind Before I Stop, the singer’s first album to wholly abandon the grandiose, theatrical production style of the colossally successful Bat Out of Hell.  To achieve this, German producer Frank Farian was enlisted to produce.  Farian, then best known as the creator-producer of Boney M. and today better remembered as the notorious figure behind Milli Vanilli, updated Meat Loaf’s sound by adding metallic synthesizers to the deafeningly loud guitars and abandoning Spectorian pomp in favor of eighties metal and even Euro-disco.   The album wasn’t a success; it was Meat Loaf’s first to miss the Top 10 in the U.K., and failed to chart entirely at home.  But it did yield three charting singles in the U.K. with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Mercenaries” (No. 31), “Special Girl” (No. 81) and the title track (No. 89).  Meat Loaf could still draw impressive crowds in England, and so the decision was made to record the Wembley stand on his 20/20 world tour of 1987 for his first commercially-released live album.  The robust-voiced singer was joined by his band Neverland Express, consisting of Chuck Burgi (drums), Steve Buslowe (bass/vocals), Frank Doyle (keyboards), Paul Jacobs (piano), Bob Kulick (lead guitar), Alan Merrill (guitar/vocals) and siblings Amy and Elaine Goff (vocals).

Today, Meat Loaf’s live albums number six (not counting live videos/DVDs), the most recent of which is 2012’s Guilty Pleasure Tour.  But Live at Wembley is notable for featuring a number of songs unavailable on other live releases.  As Meat was still ostensibly promoting the album, three tracks from Blind Before I Stop appear on Live at Wembley, including the carnal title track, the Rick Derringer co-write “Masculine” and a duet with bassist Buslowe on “Rock ‘n’ Roll Mercenaries.” (The liner notes repeat the story that John Parr, Meat Loaf’s duet partner on the studio version of the song, was angry that Meat neglected to introduce him to the Wembley crowd and stormed offstage.  Buslowe is credited with the Live vocal.)  1984’s Bad Attitude was tapped for the Top 20 U.K. single “Modern Girl,” and the title song of 1983’s Tom Dowd-helmed Midnight at the Lost and Found also made an appearance.  (A live “Midnight” can also be heard on 1996’s Live Around the World.)  The remainder of Live at Wembley, save an album-closing oldies medley of “Johnny B. Goode/Slow Down/Jailhouse Rock/Blue Suede Shoes,” was drawn from Bat Out of Hell.

The Bat songs remain the core of any Meat Loaf concert today, and here, you’ll hear a 10-minute take on “Paradise” as a duet with Amy Goff, an almost-as-long “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” with some furious fretwork by Bob Kulick, a joyful “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth,” and the storming, epic title song with Meat Loaf in pyrotechnic vocal mode.  These renditions largely adhere to the original arrangements, though the tight band takes enough liberties with an aggressive rock edge to give them a different flavor.

Malcolm Dome supplies new liner notes for Live at Wembley, part of a generously-illustrated booklet filled with tour and album advertisements and images.  Andy Pearce has remastered.  As with the previous CD edition, Hear No Evil’s reissue includes the full original LP plus the 2-track EP bundled with it, of “Masculine” b/w the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley.”  The original performances boasted much longer sets than the 75 minutes preserved on disc; the complete concerts as recorded by Fleetwood Mobile Recording and Meat Loaf’s co-producer Tom Edmonds remain unreleased.

The newly spruced-up Live at Wembley is available now, and you can order it after the jump!  Plus: the scoop on Lemon’s Ellen Foley reissue package! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

September 16, 2013 at 10:02

Midnight Special: Sweet “Rocky Horror” Reissues on Tap

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Rocky Horror BoxA toast! A famed box set of music from The Rocky Horror Show is coming back into print, as well as a new reissue of the original film soundtrack on CD and vinyl, 40 years after the show first Time Warped into the hearts of fans.

There comes a time in many music and theatre enthusiasts’ lives when they encounter The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien’s raucous cult musical, which first premiered in London’s West End in the summer of 1973. More than 35 years after it was adapted into The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the legacy not only survives but thrives thanks to consistent live revivals and midnight screenings of said film, heavy on costumes, camaraderie and audience participation. The enduring musical legacy of Rocky Horror includes some killer pop-rock tunes written for stage and screen (“Dammit Janet,” “Sweet Transvestite” and the unforgettable “The Time Warp”) – all ably performed by killer casts (famous members including Meat Loaf, “Little” Nell Campbell and, of course, Tim Curry as the cross-dressing Dr. Frank N. Furter).

In the early CD era, Rhino Records (prior to its acquisition by Warner Music Group) did a pretty stellar job of preserving that musical legacy, releasing a four-disc box set for the film’s 15th anniversary in 1990. This box included two Rocky Horror albums released by Ode Records – the original 1975 film soundtrack and a cast album from the show’s run at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre in 1974 – and two compilations of curiosities related to the show, from solo singles by Little Nell and Curry and tracks from O’Brien’s follow-up project Shock Treatment to selections from a number of international cast albums. On September 2, that box set will be reissued by Salvo, featuring the same four discs and a 24-page booklet of liner notes and photos – all packaged in a five-panel digipak with slipcase.

Rocky Horror Picture ShowBut the party doesn’t stop there! The original film’s soundtrack is slated for a reissue on CD (in a digipak) and vinyl (at least one source reports this to be a red vinyl pressing) on October 8. The exact distributor is undetermined; Amazon lists “Ode Sounds & Visuals” as the label, as Ode founder Lou Adler still retains the soundtrack’s rights. (Most of Ode’s catalogue is licensed and distributed through Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings arm.) But the original album repertoire is intact, down to the two extra bonus tracks first released on CD in 1989.

You can pre-order the TRHPS reissue on Amazon (CD and LP), and find the full track list and pre-order links for the Salvo box after the jump!

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Written by Mike Duquette

August 28, 2013 at 10:05

We Have a Winner! Someone’s Going to “Hell in a Handbasket”

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We proudly announce Gregg Alley as the winner of our Meat Loaf contest! Gregg wins a copy of the new album Hell in a Handbasket from Legacy Recordings.

The Jim Steinman-penned “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” performed by Meat Loaf on Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose (2006), was first performed by a Steinman-created studio project, Pandora’s Box. Their version of “It’s All Coming Back”, from the album Original Sin (which also featured three songs used by Meat on Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993)), predated Celine Dion’s hit version by seven years!

Thanks to all who entered!

Written by Mike Duquette

March 15, 2012 at 08:43

Contest: Win Meat Loaf’s “Hell in a Handbasket”

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The weather is warming up around Second Disc HQ, and as our way of celebrating, we’re giving away a “hot” disc from our friends at Legacy Recordings.

Released in Australia last fall and in stores in the U.S. today, Hell in a Handbasket is the 12th and latest album by rock icon Meat Loaf. Produced by Meat Loaf’s longtime lead guitarist Paul Crook, the disc features 12 new recordings (including a cover of The Mamas & The Papas’ “California Dreamin'”) and guest appearances by Public Enemy’s Chuck D (who co-wrote “Mad Mad World/The Good God is a Woman and She Don’t Like Ugly”) as well as Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, country singer Trace Adkins and rapper/producer Lil Jon. McGrath and Jon were Meat Loaf’s Celebrity Apprentice partners, and together all three guests lend their talents to lead single “Stand in the Storm.”

How can you win? Simple! We have a trivia question for you music geeks out there to answer:

In 2006, Meat Loaf performed the Jim Steinman-penned “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” for his album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Name the first performer to record this song.

Send an e-mail to theseconddisc (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject head “Meat Loaf” and include your answer in the body of the message. We will be accepting winners until midnight tonight – a quick and easy contest for you, dear readers. Good luck!

Written by Mike Duquette

March 13, 2012 at 12:00

Short Takes: Jesus and Mary Chain Error Addressed, Meat Loaf Catalogue Could Be in Doubt

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A few brief notes from around the catalogue world on this Tuesday afternoon!

  • Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that the deluxe edition of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands has an error on one disc, but Demon Music Group is ready to replace your copies. A mastering error caused eight tracks on the first CD to become improperly indexed, meaning the starts of those tracks will be cut off if you shuffle or skip through the program. Replacement discs are already being pressed and should be ready in two weeks; interested parties should e-mail info@demonmusicgroup.co.uk with the subject “Replacement Darklands Disc.”
  • Sony Music could lose their longtime distribution rights to several Meat Loaf albums, depending on the outcome of a new lawsuit. Billboard reports the estate of Stephen Popovitch, founder of Meat Loaf’s onetime label Cleveland International Records, is suing Sony for unpaid royalties, at least $3 million in total. The estate alleges that Sony’s actions have led to their forfeiture of distribution rights on the singer’s Cleveland International discography, including the landmark Bat Out of Hell, Dead Ringer, Midnight at the Lost and Found and the Hits Out of Hell compilation. The suit, filed Wednesday, is the third of its kind between Cleveland International and Sony, following court actions in 1998 and 2002.

Written by Mike Duquette

October 4, 2011 at 13:09

UPDATED 6/6: Some Trouble in Meat Loaf’s “Neighbourhood” As Error Found On Deluxe Edition Disc

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Whether quarreling with Gary Busey on The Celebrity Apprentice or taking the stage beneath a giant bat, Meat Loaf has never done anything in a small way.  So it’s not surprising that EMI’s just-announced 2-CD/1-DVD deluxe reissue of 1995’s Welcome to the Neighborhood looks to be a weighty package!  It’s due in the U.K. on June 6, and the original 12-track line-up has been augmented with some choice bonus material.  Four bonus tracks have been added to the original album on Disc 1, plus another twelve live cuts on Disc 2 and a DVD containing Top of the Pops appearances, promo clips and interview footage.

UPDATE (6/6): Welcome to the Neighbourhood has dropped in the United Kingdom, but in true Meat Loaf fashion, its arrival hasn’t been a quiet one.  Listeners quickly noticed an error on the second disc of the expanded edition.  Disc 2 promises a live version of the song “Runnin’ for the Red Light” among its tracks.  In its place, however, is the studio version of the song (co-written by Meat Loaf himself) duplicated from Disc 1.  As Meat Loaf did not perform “Red Light” during his 1995 Neighbourhood stand at the Beacon Theatre, it’s likely that the song’s inclusion was an error in the first place.  (He did perform Diane Warren’s “Not a Dry Eye in the House,” however, which is oddly absent.)  EMI has been made aware of the problem, and will delete the current edition.  Subsequent pressings will eliminate the studio “Red Light” from the track line-up, and the packaging will reflect only 11 tracks on that disc.  It is doubtful, however, that replacement discs will be issued for those who purchased the first edition.

Welcome to the Neighborhood was Meat Loaf’s first effort after his colossal 1993 comeback Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, which spawned the hit single “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”  That song, like all of Bat II, came from the theatrical pen of Jim Steinman, who has built a lengthy career on his unique blend of drama, humor and bombast.  For Neighborhood, Meat Loaf turned not to producer/writer Steinman, but rather to Diane Warren and Sammy Hagar, among others, to provide new material.  (Steinman was represented by two older songs: “Left in the Dark,” originally recorded by Steinman himself in 1981 but better known in a  1986 rendition by Barbra Streisand, and “Original Sin,” debuted in 1989 by his pet project Pandora’s Box.)

Warren credibly aped Steinman on the single “I’d Lie For You (And That’s the Truth)” which had a respectable showing in the U.S. at No. 13 and fared even better in the U.K., climbing all the way to No. 2.  Warren also supplied “Not a Dry Eye in the House,” another showstopper which hit No. 7 in the U.K.  Meat Loaf even unexpectedly covered Tom Waits on “Martha.”  Welcome to the Neighborhood remains his most successful album outside of the two Steinman-created Bat albums.  (2006’s Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose featured no involvement from Steinman, although Meat Loaf again recorded some of his songs.)

What rarities are included on the new Collectors Edition?  Hit the jump to find out! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

June 6, 2011 at 09:08

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Reissue Theory: “Stoney and Meatloaf”

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This week sees the release of Hang Cool, Teddy Bear, the 11th studio offering from Meat Loaf. The outsized rock personality skyrocketed to fame with 1977’s Bat Out of Hell, the theatrical rock opus penned by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren. As Meat prepares to unleash his latest work (cheekily placing a roman numeral “IV” on the album’s back cover, making it clear that he intends Hang Cool as another Steinman-less sequel to Bat), could there be a better time for a Reissue Theory-style look at his long-lost 1971 debut, Stoney and Meatloaf?

An aspiring actor and singer, Meat Loaf had taken to the road in a touring company of the Broadway musical Hair by early 1971. Fortuitously, one of the stops on the tour was the Motor City, Detroit. In attendance at one of the performances was Motown engineer Russ Terrana, who was captivated by the oddly-named actor (birth name: Marvin Lee Aday) and big-voiced blue-eyed soul singer Cheryl “Shaun” Murphy, a.k.a. Stoney. In her role as Sheila, it was Stoney who got to belt the musical’s biggest ballad, “Easy to Be Hard,” popularized by Three Dog Night. Terrana seized upon the idea of pairing Meat Loaf (whose name, somewhere along the way, became one word) and Stoney for Motown, and he enlisted his brother Ralph Terrana, a staff producer.

The Terrana brothers teamed with Mike Valvano to produce Rare Earth 5027, “What You See Is What You Get” b/w “Lady Be Mine.” The single was released on April 14, 1971. It performed respectably, hitting No. 36 on Billboard’s Soul charts and No.  71 on the Hot 100. A second single followed on July 21, 1971 as Rare Earth 5033F: “It Takes All Kinds of People” b/w a revival of the Temptations’ 1964 hit, “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” This single didn’t chart, but an album arrived in September, simply entitled Stoney and Meatloaf (Rare Earth R528L). The less-than-stellar showing of the album, though, led the Motown brass to assign the duo to the producing team of Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris. One track produced by Zesses and Fekaris, “Who is the Leader of the People?” had the makings of a hit.  For a reason now lost to time, though, the company decided to overdub Edwin Starr on vocals. Meat Loaf walked from Motown in anger, with Stoney sticking around to release one single in 1973. A second album for the duo never materialized. Meat Loaf returned to Hair, and made his way to New York, where he starred in one ill-fated Broadway musical (1976’s Rockabye Hamlet), one cult classic (1975’s The Rocky Horror Show) and one altogether-forgotten musical (1973’s More Than You Deserve). It was on that latter project for Joseph Papp’s Public Theater that Meat Loaf met its young composer, one Jim Steinman. The rest, as they say, is history. Stoney became an in-demand backup singer, and would join the permanent roster of Little Feat in 1994. Stoney and Meatloaf has never seen a CD release, although tracks were remixed to emphasize Meat Loaf’s vocals for a 1978 LP on Motown’s Prodigal imprint which also included three previously-unreleased songs. (Could more reside in the Motown vault?  Anything is possible!) 

Intrigued by this Motown might-have-been?  Read a prospective tracklist for an Expanded Edition after the jump, and let’s hope our esteemed friends at Hip-O Select might consider such a set! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

May 11, 2010 at 13:36

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