The Cover of 'Bat Out Of Hell'

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I was asked this question the other day by a friend, who is a music buff and I wanted to check if he was right. QUESTION:what is written on the tombstone, in the graveyard, on the cover of Meatloaf's-'Bat Out Of Hell' album? He said it was "Corben 77". Can you help me out, as I don't have access to any Meatloaf albums

Simon Peters, Friday, 27 May 2005 00:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink


Two things that I've learned in the last five minutes:

  • I never noticed the prominent SONGS BY JIM STENMAN before now. Maybe it's because I've never actually paid any attention to this album cover.

  • and
  • I'm not pleased that the first thing I thought of was an (admittedly dubious) cover connection to this:

  • Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 27 May 2005 00:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    But I still can't read what's on the tombstone, so sorry.

    Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 27 May 2005 00:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    I don't have it in front of me, but the "corben 77" would make sense, since the cover art is by Richard Corben, done in 1977...I'm asuming it's just where he decided to put his signature on the painting...

    John Justen (johnjusten), Friday, 27 May 2005 00:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    This one's for the anti-rockists out there:

    ihttp://www.klangundkleid.ch/img/covers/2004-8-21-17-50-8-back-from-the-grave-vol-1.jpg

    walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 27 May 2005 00:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    oh well. it was a silly joke anyway.

    walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 27 May 2005 00:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    The cover of Bat Out of Hell has always been the best thing about the album.

    Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 May 2005 01:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    Whereas this one.....

    ...has a cover as lame as the music it sleeves.

    Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 May 2005 01:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    Are they really that different?

    Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 27 May 2005 01:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    The tombstone closest to the base of the cover, that is half cut off (at least on my CD), says "Corben 77". None of the others say anything AFAICT.

    Sundar (sundar), Friday, 27 May 2005 02:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    bat out of hell >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everything else in meatloaf's career

    chris andrews (fraew), Friday, 27 May 2005 02:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    The cover of Bat Out of Hell has always been the best thing about the album.

    Word up! I was soooo disappointed when I was a lil' metal kid and I listened to the album at my uncle's, expecting that it was going to be some heavy, evil devil-ass shit and then I was all like "Billy Joel WTF!".....same with Molly Hatchett.

    M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 27 May 2005 02:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

    eleven years pass...

    "Roadie" is a deeply weird movie. I do not really understand how Mr. Loaf managed such an odd career.

    Οὖτις, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 20:57 (one month ago) Permalink

    it's "Corbyn 17"

    Brexterminate all the brutes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 20:57 (one month ago) Permalink

    Coincidences, Whoo.....

    Mark G, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink


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