NEW YORK - JULY 31: Musician Meat Loaf attends the Press conference for his ''Bat Out Of Hell 3'' Listening Party at Avalon July 31, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images)

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.