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Old 07-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #31
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def leppard....
You're right, we took this thing way off topic.

Back to Def Leppard...

Their argument was dead as soon as GirlsAloudFan said

"And re: Def Leppard. That is just sad. They've tried desperately to regain a bit of relevance, and have flat-out failed. It just ain't gonna happen, brother. Sorry. Your most famous song is most widely known as "Hey! That's the song I heard at the titty bar last night!""
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:26 AM   #32
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Def Leppard!!

Joe Eliott can whine about it all, but it is common for the press to bash rock and metal bands. They released their last album in 2008, but they will never be as successfull as they were in the '80's.


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And re: Def Leppard. That is just sad. They've tried desperately to regain a bit of relevance, and have flat-out failed. It just ain't gonna happen, brother. Sorry. Your most famous song is most widely known as "Hey! That's the song I heard at the titty bar last night!"
Your user name says it all....
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:45 AM   #33
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:42 AM   #34
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He's a big U2 fan too.. RHMT is one of Joey's all time favourite songs.. Baah he's passionate about his band he can let off steam if he wants.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #35
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So it looks like we agree...

Like I said, I get it- REM were pretty good and you're a huge REM fan.
I'm actually not that big of an R.E.M. fan. I'm just trying to clarify some points.


As somebody mentioned, Bono talked about Def Leppard -- it was in U2 By U2. He said he was driving across Arizona or Texas or somewhere with Adam Clayton, when they heard a fantastic sound from the car's radio. They were thinking, "Wow, who's this?" It was "Pour Some Sugar On Me".

Thank God they didn't hire Mutt Lange...!
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I really like Photograph.

And while as a whole, the song Rocket is damned mediocre, I do love the chorus. I like a lot of the choruses of their 90s stuff - good harmonies.
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Hysteria is a really good album, and I'd still rather listen to that than whatever album has that god-awful Everybody Hurts song it. That songs gives me cramps. Def Leppard was my favorite band when I was 12-13.
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I love REM, but hate Everybody Hurts. So there's that.
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I love REM, but hate Everybody Hurts. So there's that.
You're not helping Joe Elliot at all with comments like this.
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U2 have worked to make their new material relevant.

That is the difference as has already been pointed out here.

I quite enjoy Def Leppard, but they had a niche and that was 80s hair metal gone party/mainstream.

I have seen 3 or 4 of their shows since 2006, they still put on a great show, but I haven't seen any conscious effort to represent themselves as anything but an 80s nostalgia run. I am talking image, set lists, etc.

So basically, Joe's question is answered right there

My highlights are Photograph and especially Hysteria! Boston has a "Back to the 80s Friday Night" radio show on our mix station that I have listened to since High School. Hearing "Hysteria," Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Drive" by the Cars is always enough to make me wish I had been more than 3 years old in the 80s! I just flat out love Hysteria. Even though I was only a toddler in the late 80s, I can listen to that song driving around my town and picture exactly what the place would have been like in the 80s before it became a crime ridden shadow of its former self.

The DJ on back to the 80s is amazing, Joe Cortes. Someone will call and ask for U2, probably expecting NYD or Angel of Harlem, and he cues up Two Hearts Beat As One, Wire or Out of Control!!

Anyways, way off topic there.......

Def Leppard-great band, its not like the Gene Simmons comments from a band that was a theatrical joke in anyway. They do good music, put on a great show, and they respect their fellow musicians. I have long know about Joe and RHMT, and I think I have seen various comments over the years from the Def Leppard camp praising U2.

Bottom line, no effort to move on from the 80s will lead to the perception you are stuck there. Only Def Leppard themselves can alter that perception.
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Unless Camera is the answer song to Photograph (Stipe was too incomprehensible at the time for me to tell), I don't understand the relevance of R.E.M. to this thread.
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Elliott referenced "Bono and Michael Stipe being on every magazine cover" (or words to that effect), and everyone was all LOL about Stipe/REM still being on magazine covers nearly as much as U2.

It grew from there.
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Maybe they would get the same respect if they wouldn't have spent so much time at the beauty salon and more time writing better songs.

Glam rock...

I mean, how long does it take to make a mullet?
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Ask The Mullet Family:



I guess if they had a son, he would be "Larry Mullet Jr."...?
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