Saturday, March 08, 2008

517. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)

Track Listing

1. Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
2. Photograph
3. Stagefright
4. Too Late For Love
5. Die Hard The Hunter
6. Foolin'
7. Rock Of Ages
8. Comin' Under Fire
9. Action Not Words
10. Billy's Got A Gun


Def Leppard are one of the greatest bands to have ever graced God's green earth. Well... not really. They are one of the greatest shitty lowest common denominator hard rock bands ever. That's more like it. In that respect I actually prefer them to Aerosmith.

But this hard rock is not exactly as you know it. The 80's have creeped in in force here, from drum machines and synths to just the way the music is sung, there are many of the things that make people hate the 80s in here.

Today the album lives on its kitsch merits more than anything, Def Leppard are quite a funny band, but not always intentionally. But there is some quite good playing here as well as some good guitar hooks, which unfortunately do not bring the whole genre above mediocre.

Track Highlights

1. Rock Of Ages
2. Photograph
3. Foolin'
4. Comin' Under Fire

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original albums selling over 10 million copies each in the U.S. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Van Halen.

Rock Of Ages:

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