Nowhere Fast

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This article is about the song sung by Fire Inc. or Meat Loaf. For the song by The Smiths with the same name, see Meat Is Murder.
"Nowhere Fast"
Single by Fire Inc.
from the album Streets of Fire
Released 1984
Genre Wagnerian rock
Length 6:04
Label MCA
Writer(s) Jim Steinman

"Nowhere Fast" is a song, performed by Fire Inc. in 1984 for the rock movie Streets of Fire. An alternate version of the song was recorded by Meat Loaf the same year. The song was written by Jim Steinman.

Fire Inc. single[edit]

The "Nowhere Fast" single contains an edit (edited down to 4:11 from the 6:02 album version) and is backed with the Marilyn Martin track "Sorcerer", also from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. Laurie Sargent performed the lead vocals. Holly Sherwood and Rory Dodd performed the background vocals.


  • Music and Lyrics: Jim Steinman
  • Lead Vocals: Laurie Sargent
  • Background Vocals: Rory Dodd, Holly Sherwood and Eric Troyer
  • Piano: Roy Bittan
  • Guitars: Dave Johnstone and Mike Landau
  • Bass: Steve Buslowe
  • Synthesizer: Larry Fast
  • Drums: Max Weinberg and Jim Bralower
  • Drum Programming: Jim Bralower
  • Additional Keyboards: Jim Steinman

Meat Loaf single[edit]

"Nowhere Fast"
Single by Meat Loaf
from the album Bad Attitude
Released 1984
Genre Rock
Length 5:12
Writer(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs, Mack
Meat Loaf singles chronology
"Modern Girl"
"Nowhere Fast"
"Sailor to a Siren"

The Meat Loaf version has partially different music and partially different lyrics, as well as a different production style when compared to the Fire Inc. version. Meat Loaf performed it live during the Bad Attitude tour.

Single versions[edit]

12" maxi single
  • "Nowhere Fast" (6:05) (Jim Steinman)
  • "Stand by Me" (3:45) (Ben E. King)
  • "Clap Your Hands" (2:23) (Richard Hartley/Brian Thompson)
7" single
  • "Nowhere Fast" (4:00) (Jim Steinman)
  • "Clap Your Hands" (2:23) (Richard Hartley/Brian Thompson)

Both B-sides were recorded during Meat Loaf's sessions for the The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, and remained unreleased until this single.

There were four different versions of the 7" single, including a shaped picture disc, a pop-up cover and a gatefold sleeve.



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