Watch and Relive Meat Loaf’s Rockpalast In 1978
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Meat Loaf never failed to keep us impressed with his supreme talent of performing in front of everybody. With that, let’s take a nostalgic trip to this 1978 Rockpalast concert for his Bat Out of Hell tour.
A year after the seminal album Bat Out of Hell was released, Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, spent his time visiting the world and showing to everyone the LP’s potential. In turn, it became one of his most celebrated records, with an estimated sales of up to 43 million worldwide, and made him skyrocket to recognition.
This full-length 1 hour and 45 minutes footage show Meat Loaf on stage at the Rockpalast in Frankfurt, Germany. Performing 10 songs on the setlist, it’s a mix of originals with some well-beloved covers such as Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” and Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High.”
The heavyweight legend performed the night like no other, providing vocals that don’t need any comparison to anyone. Meat Loaf seemed to have enjoyed the show, and have provided the skills of a true master showman for the event.
An interview for the singer followed afterward with songwriter Jim Steinman also present with the singer. They talked about their partnership in music, their process of formulating songs, and many more.
You can watch the performance and interview below.