Steve Buslowe - bass; Karla DeVito - vocals; Rory Dodd - vocals; Paul Glanz - keyboards; Bob Kulick - guitar; Bruce Kulick - guitar; Joe Stefko - drums; Jim Steinman - piano
The story of Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meatloaf, has been well documented, thanks in part to an often-aired VH1 theatrical film Leaving an abusive life as an overweight and misunderstood teen in Dallas, Texas, only to embrace the all-loving counterculture on the West Coast laid the path for Meatloaf to follow as a singer, performer, and actor.
This recording, made for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, came one year after the release of Bat Out Of Hell, his breakthrough debut solo album. Although steeply influenced by Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run, Bat Out of Hell combined the best elements of the urban rock opera and the musicianship of progressive rock influenced players, mainly composer Jim Steinman.
Meatloaf is certainly a dynamic performer, which can be seen with the innovative medley of "Great Boleros Of Fire/Bat Out of Hell" and "You Took The Words Right Out Of Mouth." Most of the rest of the show is from the Bat Out Of Hell LP, "All Revved Up With No Place To Go," "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," and "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" but he does close with a thrilling version of Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High."