Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell. Released in 1977 and generally recognized as the tenth best selling album of all time. Here's the thing. I don't own it. As far as I know, no I know or have known owns it. I've never been on a road trip when someone said "Hey, I brought Bat Out of Hell. Pop that sucker in!" I've never been going through someone's music collection and found it. The album was released when I was six years old and can't name one song off the album. I don't know that I'd even recognize the most popular song if you played it for me. The only reason I know I know who Meat Loaf is is because of his second coming in the 90s and even that bewildered me. There are other "not so cool" albums that sold more copies than Bat Out Of Hell like the soundtracks from Saturday Night Fever and The Bodyguard but I've encountered those albums and heard the songs. Todd Rundgren produced Bat Out Of Hell and the personnel list reveals legitimate musicians including members of the E Street Band and Edgar Winter. Meat Loaf is reportedly a gifted singer. Are there that many Rocky Horror Picture Show fans? How has the tenth best selling album of all time escaped my consciousness? What am I missing?