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Bad Attitude is a 1984 album by Meat Loaf. It was produced by Meat Loaf, songwriter/pianist Paul Jacobs, and German engineer Mack, based on source recordings made under producer Alan Shacklock at Abbey Road Studios in London. This album features string arrangements by Jacobs and Paul Buckmaster, and two previously recorded songs by Jim Steinman, "Nowhere Fast" and "Surf's Up."

Steinman's involvement[]

According to Meat Loaf's 1999 autobiography, after a certain period of time had passed and legal loose ends were tied up, Meat asked Jim Steinman if he wanted to write another album for him. However, Steinman's long-noted proclivity for taking a long period of time to assemble an album prevented Meat Loaf from working with an album fully made up of Steinman material, instead choosing to record two previously released songs, "Surf's Up" (which appeared on Steinman's Bad for Good) and "Nowhere Fast" (one of Steinman's two contributions to the soundtrack of the film Streets of Fire, though it appears here as an almost completely different song except for the chorus; no concrete explanation was ever given).

Following the European release of the album Bad Attitude, Meat Loaf then reportedly ran into Jim Steinman, who was working on a Bonnie Tyler album, at a studio called the Power Station, where Meat had begun the task of remixing his album for an American release. Loaf alleges that Steinman complemented him on his vocals on the album, and invited him out to his house in Connecticut, which is his version of how Bat Out of Hell II's creative development began.


  1. Bad Attitude
  2. Modern Girl
  3. Nowhere Fast
  4. Surf's Up
  5. Piece of the Action
  6. Jumpin' the Gun
  7. Sailor to a Siren
  8. Don't Leave Your Mark on Me
  9. Cheatin' in Your Dreams


  • Lead Vocals - Meat Loaf
  • Guitars - Bob Kulick
  • Guitar Solo (Tracks 4, 6) - Paul Vincent
  • Bass - John Siegler
  • Bass (Track 5) - Mo Foster
  • Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals - Paul Jacobs
  • Fairlight Programming - Steve Rance
  • Saxophone (Track 7) - Ronnie Asprey
  • Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Wells Kelly
  • Drums (Track 4) - Curt Cress
  • Percussion (Tracks 3, 6) - Frank Ricotti
  • Featured Male Vocal (Track 1) - Roger Daltrey
  • Featured Female Vocal (Track 6) - Zee Carling
  • Female Lead Vocals (Track 2), Backing Vocals - Clare Torry
  • Backing Vocals - Stephanie de Sykes