fuck, i have too many childhood memories with my family singing all those songs from the Bat Out of Hell album. i memorized that entire thing. if it came on when i was driving people home from work, i would always sing along and once one of the ladies looked at me like i was a different person. she says "you can sing?" i answered "just Meatloaf" . i dunno what problems people had with him. i stopped following him around the mid 80s(cept for "i would do anything" which was inescapable), but i always listened to anything from BOOH.
People loved to hate on him but not one person has not blared along with his songs at some point.