God of Teenage Appetites: On the Undeniable Allure of Meat Loaf ➜

Summer Brennan Revisits the Genius of “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”:

The fascination with sex and monsters comes, I think, from this borderland, which we all inhabited at one time, when the disgust mechanisms ingrained in our childhood selves served to protect us from sexuality and its destructive forces. Then the walls are breached, and eroticism seeps in. […] Meat Loaf seeps in too. Or rather, he bursts through the walls on a motorcycle like a sexy, leather-clad Kool-Aid man.