The Tomorrow Show (1973)

Season 6 Episode 176

August 13, 1979

Aired Weekdays 12:30 AM Aug 13, 1979 on NBC
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August 13, 1979
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Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer Meatloaf discusses his Platinum Album "Bat Out of Hell." He explains the origin of his name (an epithet unleashed by an angry football coach). He comments on his often violent Texas childhood, his early theatrical roles i.e. in "Hair" and Joe Papps' production of "As You Like It," his song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" which has narration by Phil Rizzuto, meeting Bill Paley, his water diet and his performance style. Tape shown of Meat Loaf singing, then scenes of the recent anti-disco riot in Comiskey Park. Clip is shown from Meat Loaf's movie "Americathon" in which he kills a car. Disc jockey Steve Dahl of WLUP-FM (Chicago) joins the discussion and explains how his plan to explode a pile of Disco records at a doubleheader intermission turned into a full-scale riot. Dahl inhales helium to sing in a high voice like the Bee Gees then Tom inhales it to say goodnight.

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