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Meat Loaf was born in Dallas, Texas in the midst of America's post-World War II baby boom. In 1967, after spending his childhood in the Lone Star State, he moved to Los Angeles, California and then to Detroit, Michigan.
During the last few years of the '60s, Meat Loaf fronted a band (in California and in and around Detroit) known alternatively as Meat Loaf Soul, Popcorn Blizzard and the Floating Circus, which opened for such rock and roll superstars as the Kinks, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, Ted Nugent, and Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin). Meat Loaf remembers, "We opened for every band you can name, with the exception of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Jefferson Airplane."
In the early 1970's, with his foot in the doors of both music and theatre worlds, Meat Loaf moved to New York City and broke through both doors. Over the next few years, Meat Loaf starred in several productions for Joe Pap's Shakespeare In The Park (including productions of Othello and As You Like It). He appeared off-off-Broadway at Cafe La Mama (in Silver Queen and other productions), at the Downtown Playhouse (in the Sam Sheppard play, Billy The Kid And Jean Harlow), at the Manhattan Theatre Club (in Black And White), and in Gold Pizizer, a one-act at Actor's Studio. Meat Loaf also appeared in the off-Broadway production of the gospel musical, Rainbow In New York, and productions of The Vietnam Project and More Than You Deserve.
It was inevitable, however, that Meat Loaf would one day return to the recording studio for the sequel to his landmark Bat Out Of Hell album. So in April 1989, after Meat Loaf and Steinman signed with MCA Records, they began preparing the songs that would become Bat Out Of Hell II. After more than three years of hard work, the album, co-produced by Meat Loaf and Steinman, was finally ready.
Bat Out Of Hell II features the songs "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back," "Rock 'n Roll Dreams Come Through," "It Just Won't Quit," "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)," "Objects In The Rear View Mirror (May Appear Closer Than They Are)," "Everything Louder Than Everything Else," "Lost Boys And Golden Girls" and a frantic burst of guitar and vocal screaming called "Love, Death and American Guitar."