Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Meat Loaf

Groovy! "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is a song written by Jim Steinman. It was first released in 1977 on the album Bat Out of Hell, with vocals by the American musician Meat Loaf alongside Ellen Foley. It most notable for its unique structure and length, and has become a classic rock radio staple. "Paradise" This three-part epic opens with part one "Paradise," characters portrayed by Ellen Foley and Meat Loaf are reminiscing about days as a young high school couple on a date. Everything is well, and they are getting along just fine. However, as the song progresses, it's clear that the boy has a bit more on his mind than just holding his girlfriend. He continues to push the matter, and makes some progress, mirrored by New York Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto broadcasting a portion of a baseball game that serves as a metaphor at his attempts to "steal home base". Things are looking up, and it appears the boy is going to 'score' when suddenly Foley's character bursts to life telling him to "Stop right there!" Rizzuto's baseball play-by-play call was recorded in 1976 at The Hit Factory in NYC by Rundgren, Meat Loaf and Steinman. As an Italian Catholic, Rizzuto publicly maintained he was unaware that his contribution would be equated with sex in the finished song. However, Meat Loaf asserts that Rizzuto only claimed ignorance to stifle some criticism from a priest and was fully aware of the context of what he was recording. "Let Me Sleep on It" The girl refuses to go any
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