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Def Leppard (Official Thread)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by METALPRIEST, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Ya well now have gotton thier 2nd album,I would say THATS MUCH BETTER!!

    I read they started changing thier music style (Less hard) with Pyromania,it just isnt as good..........

    The only song I had heard off HIGH AND DRY (Before I got the record) is "Bringing on the heartbreak" but the whole album kicks ass!!!!!!! -- I would love getting the first one also!!! (Dunno if I ever heard any off that one but I probably have)
     
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    Well, you either like raw rock or you don't. But Pyromania lost a lot of the uniqueness of a Def Leppard album and traded it for industry cliche.
     
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    I would say Hysteria really took that to extremes.
     
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    It's funny you call early Def Lepp raw rock. When I think of raw rock, I think punk or garage rock.

    I really don't understand what people mean when they say "industry cliche" or "commercial formula" when it pertains to an album or more specifically a song. IMO either it sells or it doesn't. Just because it's a top selling hit, does that mean they have sold out to an industry cliche or a commercial formula?

    I think back to the 80's when we were first hearing these albums and songs, and I don't recall EVER thinking or saying "it's cliche therefore it sucks". I just remember the songs being fun and common listening material at parties and get togethers. We didn't analyze the music, instead we danced and had a good time listening to the music.

    Honestly, Pyromania / Hysteria is still relevant today. 30 years later, and kids are still going crazy over Rock of Ages and Love Bites. Def Leppard musta did something right!....lol.

    Nothing wrong with a lil pop metal :flirt
     
  5. Riff Raff

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    Not at all and whilst I think Hysteria is incredibly overrated it does boast some good songs its just I prefer the harder edge of albums like Pyromania and even before that with High N Dry.
     
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    I knew what you meant, Riffy. I had to razz you a bit:D

    Most of these 80's bands were completely formulaic and strived for a sound that would appeal to the masses. However, I take the music for what it is and don't over analyze it. Def Leppard just happens to be one of the better bands to come out of that era.
     
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    Love their early work. Bringing on the Heartbreak - magical. Let It Go - awesome. All of Pyromania works. We understand why people love Hysteria...but we weren't big fans of them going the pop-rock route.
     
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    Def Leppard "On Through The Night" Tour 1980 Philadelphia Spectrum (c)Bill O'Leary

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    Def Leppard "On Through The Night" Tour 1980 Palladium Theater, NYC (c)Bill O'Leary

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    I used to have neurological problems in my arms and I had to retrain myself to play without any help...can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am for a hero like Rick Allen :tm:
     
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