Jim Steinman, genius and songwriter. Born: 1 November 1947 on Long Island, New York State. Died: 19 April 2021 in Connecticut, aged 73.
Bat Out of Hell was dark and sexy, a strange mix of the Gothic and the contemporary, cars and motorbikes mixed with bats and damnation. And wolves with red roses. It worked.
Meatloaf and Steinman. Saved that weekend.
Oh, yes, when we did eventually fetch up at that cottage, it was a bit like Withnail and I arriving at Uncle Monty's cottage. More than a touch of we've come on holiday by mistake. Dark and cold, set in an isolated pitch black field. And we couldn't find the light switch. By then, though, everything was funny. And we had the chocolate.