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Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell II

Mark Cooper, MOJO, November 1993

ACCORDING TO MOST rock histories the late '70s were defined by punk rock and the Sex Pistols. Commercially speaking, however, the awful truth is that 1978 belonged not so much to The Clash as to disco and, of course, someone called Meat Loaf. Springsteen had already turned rock'n'roll into a subject for poetic meditation with 1975's Born To Run; Bat Out Of Hell reduced it to a hammy blend of myth and cartoon.

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