On this day in music history: October 21, 1977 - “Bat Out Of Hell”, the second album by Meat Loaf is released. Produced by Todd Rundgren, it is recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY, Utopia Sound Studios in Lake Hill, NY, The Hit Factory in New York City and The House Of Music in West Orange, NJ from Late 1975 - Late 1976. Fresh off of filming his role in the cult classic musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Meat Loaf meets Jim Steinman when both are working on the “National Lampoon Show” on Broadway in New York City. Realizing that Meat’s powerful and theatrical voice is the perfect vehicle for his songs, Steinman and Meatloaf become a team, and begin seeking out a record deal. They have a difficult time landing a record deal, with the pair receiving rejections from just about every record label in the business including CBS Records. Record companies tell them that the songs are “too theatrical”, “not commercial” and that “radio will never play it”. Eventually they are signed Cleveland International Records, which is a subsidiary of Epic Records. Cleveland label head Steve Popovich has to push executives at Epic and at radio hard to get behind the album and support it. It is only after the music videos shot for “Bat Out Of Hell” are shown on UK and Australian TV, and the enthusiastic response generated by them that the record finally takes off. It spins off four singles including “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” (#11 Pop) and “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” (#31 Pop). “Bat” ultimately sells over fourteen million copies in the US (more than forty three million worldwide), becoming Meat Loaf’s most successful album, and one of top thirty largest selling catalog titles of all time. The albums sales surge once again during the 90’s after the release of the sequel album “Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell” in 1993. The original album dominates the Billboard Catalog album chart for several weeks, selling several million more units over the decade. It is remastered and reissued as a 24K gold CD as part of Sony Music’s Mastersound gold CD series in 1994, and is remastered and reissued again in 2001 with two live bonus tracks added to the disc. The album is also briefly released as a hybrid SACD, featuring the original stereo mix, and a 5.1 surround remix. And for its 25th anniversary in 2002, “Bat” is reissued as a CD + DVD deluxe edition featuring the 2001 remastering of the album with the same bonus tracks, and the DVD including the original home video release of “Bat Out Of Hell”, several other music videos, and the 5.1 surround mix. Long out of print on vinyl, the LP is reissued by Music On Vinyl in 2014. “Bat Out Of Hell” peaks at number fourteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 14x Platinum in the US, earning a Diamond Certification.
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Hello, missus. Could you possibly give any recommendations for underage / age difference Thorki? Thank you so very much. :)
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Veni Vidi Vici by miikkaa_xx This is the tale of the slow, desperate, come-splattered and sweat-soaked seduction of one Loki Laufeyson for his older, wiser and totally future incestuous bedmate, Thor Odinson.
seventeen (and already there) by sexualthorientation When Loki’s phone buzzes against his thigh, it’s a welcomed distraction. He slides the device out of his pocket and sneaks a glance at the screen. There’s a message from Thor, and his stomach flips. “Call me, baby.”
Lost in Thunderstorm by loki-on-mjolnir
Loki may be reborn as a child with no memories of his past self, but some things don’t change: he is still hopelessly in lust with his big brother. And one day, all of his fantasies come true.
Shades of Black by ohfreckle
Loki is the new little shit neighbor across the street who likes to pop over to Thor’s house for absolutely nothing (and wearing not much more).
Crash Into Me by ravenbringslight
Thor moves back into his childhood home to take care of Odin in his final months. Putting up with the old man’s moods and taking care of his failing body is stressful enough - and then Thor meets Loki.
La Dolce Vita by umakoo
Human AU in which Thor is Loki’s rich sugar daddy and the two of them are vacationing somewhere in Italy, enjoying the high life.
Sugar O'er The Devil Himself by Hermaline75 Thor works rather unhappily in the family real estate business and is excited to be embarking on an arrangement with his new sugar baby, Loki, which he trusts to bring him comfort and satisfaction and maybe a little more.But as his life starts to spiral into unexpected places, secrets and crimes long buried have consequences for them both.
Growth by themantlingdark
Thor looks back on first love while Loki looks out from within it.
~Dean picks up the pieces after a devastating accident~
Dean x Reader, Sam
Warnings: Angst. Death. Blood. Implied Sexual Activity. Mostly just Dean Angst.
A/N: This is my entry for @butiaintgonnaloveem Baby’s Big 50 Writing Challenge! My song prompt was Meatloaf’s ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’. I went in a totally different direction than I had originally planned, I hope you like it…
For the first two days he did nothing. Bruised and concussed, Dean sat on a stool in the garage staring at the wreckage.
Sam checked on him every few hours. He brought him food at mealtimes and cold beers now and then that sat at his feet untouched. He didn’t bother him; Dean was grieving. Sam had seen it before, but this time it was worse. He didn’t speak, refused to look up when Sam entered the room. Gone was the brave front, the placations that so often peppered the elder Winchester’s vocabulary. He wasn’t fine, so he didn’t say it. Sam kept a watchful eye, but he left Dean alone to do what he had to do.
On the evening of the second day, Dean got up; he legs protested with the sudden movement and his muscles twitched, reminding him with each step of the trauma. He ignored the pain and set to work, silently walking around his Baby, deciding where best to start. His hands passed over the hood, dipping into the fresh dents; his fingers catching on the mangled metal that stuck out at odd angles.