Meat Loaf Thrilling performance in Rocky Horror Show

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"Rocky Horror Picture Show, The" Meatloaf on the set 1975 20th Photo by John Jay / **I.V. mptvimages.com / Reuters

Meat Loaf Thrilling performance in Rocky Horror Show

It is the perfect time to reflect on the outstanding performance Meatloaf Rocky Horror gave in the role of Eddie (“Deadline”) in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) today after news of his death broke. From Wikipedia in 1973, Meat Loaf was cast in the L.A. Roxy cast of The Rocky Horror Show as the parts of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott.

Rocky Horror Show

The success of the musical, which gave rise to Meatloaf Rocky Horror Picture Show, helped lead to the casting of Meat Loaf rocky horror only in black and white, a choice he said led to the movie not being as good as the original musical. Around the same time, Meat Loaf and Steinman were working on Bat Out of Hell.

Meatloaf Rocky Horror convinced Epic Records to shoot four videos, “Bat Out of Hell“, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”, and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”. He then convinced Lou Adler, the producer of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, to run the video for “Paradise” as a trailer for the movie.

Rocky Horror Show

Shortly before his death, Meatloaf rocky horror returned to his stage to transform “Hot Patootie Bless My Soul” into a specially composed number for a special Rocky Horror concert or event, and on rare occasions at his live shows (the televised performance of which one was released in 1996 Live Around the World CD package).

During the recording of the soundtrack for Meat Loaf, Meatloaf Rocky horror recorded more songs “Stand by Me” (a Ben E. King cover) [Listen below], and “Clap Your Hands.” They remained unreleased until the next year when they appeared as B-sides on the “Nowhere Fast” single.