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Old 12-19-2008, 12:48 AM   #31
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um... Rock Brigade is in the first post!

Is anybody even reading the first post?
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Confession: I have listened to Hysteria no less than 10 times in the last 24 hours.

Didn't realize how much a song could bring back. wow. I could easily put this song in my top 50 or so.

This was one of those songs you couldn't figure out whether to dance fast or slow to.

High school dance..there was this brunette Greek girl...we started sortof mid-fast which became awkward so then I just grabbed her and we kinda just held on tight and did the classic tiny-foot-shuffle + slow-rotation dance....holy fuck life turned out great I guess but those days man...I wish we had cell phone cameras and tiny video recording devices. All there is to look at is some faded blurry photos from shitty compact 35mm cameras and school yearbooks...
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #34
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Gabe!

I've been listening to that album too! Sooo good!
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I really enjoy Def Leppard's work from 1983-1993 or so. I'm one of the few people on earth who like Adrenalize. For whatever reason, I can't get into their early stuff. Not as catchy as they were later on, and not as rocking as a lot of really great metal from that time. The newer stuff is just lame pop cheese. X sounds like a Backstreet Boys album with guitars.

Otherwise though, yeah, pretty great band. Fantastic harmonies and a number of memorable riffs. Hysteria is one of my all-time favorite albums.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #36
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For whatever reason, I can't get into their early stuff.
Surely you like Rock Brigade, Bringin on the Heartbreak and Switch 625 at least??

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The newer stuff is just lame pop cheese. X sounds like a Backstreet Boys album with guitars.
Yeah I listened online to samples from that X album once or twice. That's exactly how it sounded! Like Def Leppard had turned into the Backstreet Boys. The covers album Yeah was not bad though. I wonder if Sparkle Lounge is any good.
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Surely you like Rock Brigade, Bringin on the Heartbreak and Switch 625 at least??
I do, actually. The singles are really enjoyable, but I don't know if I could listen through an entire album of that. Bringin' On The Heartbreak is one of their better ballads, even if Mariah Carey did her best to ruin it for me.

Oh, and you forgot High 'N' Dry. That's a good song.
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Holy crap! I did not know that Mariah Carey covered it!

Yeah.. other than those singles, the first 2 albums are really not great. But I think it's kinda amusing to hear the obvious Priest influences in Wasted and just the overall metal flavor of that first album.
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Hysteria is one of my all-time favorite albums.
I support this statement.
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I was never a big Def Leppard fan, but a few years ago I woke up one gray Seattle morning and thought, "You know, they have some really great choruses."

So I bought their greatest hits CD and cranked it up. Even the songs I don't really like that much - "Armageddon It," "Rocket" - those are some killer choruses. I love a chorus with some groovy harmonies.

Still don't like the power ballads.
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I know they have many ballads but I associate them with the rockers cos they have so many good ones! Here's my Underrated Songs list:

1. Switch 625
2. Billy's Got A Gun
3. Gods Of War
4. White Lightning
5. Tear It Down
6. Paper Sun
7. Disintegrate
8. Kings Of Oblivion
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From the mid 80's to the mid 90's, I was a huuuge fan of this band. Had every cd including some bootlegs, every video, bio books, books with music/tabs, Def Leppard comic books, tour shirts galore, camped out and got front row tickets for their '92 tour, I have a numbered special edition Photograph single where the sleeve pops up to make a viewer/camera, and when you look inside you can see Marilyn Monroe, a bunch of Sheffield newspapers that were published around the time of Steve Clarke's death, and also a t-shirt where the entire front of it has Joe's face airbrushed on it, made for me by an artist friend of mine.

Obsessed much? But yeah, they weren't your typical hair band. Catchy, melodic songs, Steve Clarke and Phil Collen were/are great guitarists, great harmonies, amazing production due to Mutt Lange. It was admirable what they did for Rick Allen after his accident, keeping him on, and enabling him to be an adequate drummer. To this day, Hysteria remains the ultimate in rock recordings.

They kind of lost me around the time of Slang, and I haven't really listened to much since then. Maybe I should look up the newer albums and give them a listen.

Happy, Zoots? And btw, when did it become uncool to like Def Leppard, huh?
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From the mid 80's to the mid 90's, I was a huuuge fan of this band. Had every cd including some bootlegs, every video, bio books, books with music/tabs, Def Leppard comic books, tour shirts galore, camped out and got front row tickets for their '92 tour, I have a numbered special edition Photograph single where the sleeve pops up to make a viewer/camera, and when you look inside you can see Marilyn Monroe, a bunch of Sheffield newspapers that were published around the time of Steve Clarke's death, and also a t-shirt where the entire front of it has Joe's face airbrushed on it, made for me by an artist friend of mine.

Obsessed much?
Wow I didn't know you were a fan of them till the mid 90s! Man, it must've been fucking awesome to see them on the Adrenalize tour! :so jealous: "Photograph single where the sleeve pops up to make a viewer/camera" - that is too funny! Yeah I have to agree that I've always considered them of higher caliber than the typical hair band. There is a Joe Elliot quote I vaguely remember when a reporter asked them about hair metal, I think he said jokingly something along the lines of "Ohh don't drag us down to that!" lol.

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They kind of lost me around the time of Slang, and I haven't really listened to much since then. Maybe I should look up the newer albums and give them a listen.
You need 1999's Euphoria. It was this "back with a bang to the 80s sound!" album and it really shows. Sure there is some cheese but there is also some great rock in there... Demolition Man, Promises, Paper Sun, Disintegrate (Satriani style instrumental), To Be Alive, Day After Day, Kings Of Oblivion (ironic title but great fucking song!). I can upload the album and send it to you if you want to try it. I remember sending it to Reg once.

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And btw, when did it become uncool to like Def Leppard, huh?
They are the least uncool in this series! I actually may not even have included them had you and a few others not mentioned their name in anticipation.
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