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American Rock singer Meat Loaf described his 12th studio album Hell In a Handbasket to Billboard magazine as, "the most personal record I've ever made." He added: "It's about how I feel the world's gone to hell in a handbasket. It's really the first record that I've ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what's going on at the moment." The LP was released September 30, 2011 in Australia, followed by a release in February and March 2012 worldwide.
The phrase "going to hell in a handbasket," meaning we're on a course for disaster, originated from an old English phrase "to go to heaven in a wheelbarrow." The term was a euphemistic way of saying 'going to hell' and its alternative forms of "going to hell in a handcart," or "handbasket" originated in the US around the time of the Civil War.
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