His family was under constant attack by the public who had once embraced him...and not in a lovey fan-obsessed way. He, Leslie and their daughters moved out of NYC to a bedroom borough. It didn't take long for the media to release not only pictures of their house, but their address. Problems showed up at their door. Being flat broke and hounded didn't give them choice of running away. They stayed. They coped. Meat dealt with the stress through softball, he even coached Little League and encouraged girls to do the unthinkable and join the team.
May 1, 1983, Epic released Midnight at the Lost and Found sans Steinman and sans the Richard Corben art on the cover. There are those who would like to forget this album ever existed. That would be unfortunate. While the songs aren't the ten minute Steinman rock-sagas, there are some definite keepers. However, the album tanked commercially. Keep in mind 1983 was the year of "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, and "What a Feeling (Flashdance)" by Irene Cara...oh, and yes, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler and written by Steinman.
The title track pretty much proves that Meat could make it without Steinman.
It was all about the character of the song.