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Meatloaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell' A Spoof On Springsteen? - Julie Devereaux

I guess the 'joke' is on the producers and record companies who turned this down.

Todd Rundgren Talks Spoofing Bruce Springsteen and Seeing Meat Loaf Propose With a Salmon While Producing 'Bat Out of Hell'

There are two types of people from the late-'70s music business: those who readily admit that they never in a million years would've guessed that Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell would go on to be the fifth-highest selling record of all time, and liars. The album, celebrating its 40th anniversary on Oct.