have ever thought that opera-rock fronted by a 300 pound-plus
singer would equal massive chart success worldwide? That's exactly
what happened with Marvin Aday, better known as Meat
with collaborator/producer Jim Steinman, he created one of rock's
biggest and most enduring albums--1977's epic BAT OUT OF HELL.
Combining a theater-trained voice as big as his frame (he'd
previously acted and sung in ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW among
others) with Springsteen-plus arena-rock production,
took the world by storm, but faded away shortly thereafter. His
massive comeback 16 years later with BAT OUT OF HELL II was a
storybook ending that caught the music industry by surprise and
earned the singer a Grammy award.