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June 1st 1978, multi-platinum recording artist Meat Loaf took time from his Bat Out Of Hell tour to appear on Musikladen and treated the studio audience to a stellar performance of “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth”.
Unlike many other pieces of footage to be found, the one you’ll see here shows the iconic spoken-word dialogue between Karla DeVito and Jim Steinman. After the spoken-word dialogue is finished, Meat Loaf and his band proceed to perform the song.
Written by Jim Steinman, the song “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth” details a man who finds himself kissing a girl and from this he is rendered speechless. As he attempts to say ‘I love you’ the girl’s kiss takes those words right out of his mouth.
Fun Fact: This was the song that Steve Popovich, founder of Cleveland International Records, heard from the Bat Out Of Hell album and decided to offer Meat Loaf a record deal.
As you’ll see in this video, Meat Loaf and his band leave it all on the stage as they perform this song to absolute perfection. As you’ll also see, Meat Loaf and Karla DeVito have undeniable chemistry. The two are a match made in heaven. Relive the timeless performance below!