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Discussion in 'The Cellar' started by Australian, Jul 17, 2019.
Bubblegum rock...thats the perfect way to describe them IMO!
When I first heard "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" on the radio I thought that Def Leppard were going to be a great new hard rock/metal band. Oh, well. So I was wrong.
Let it go...no,no,no aint no bubble gum rock. Have you guys actually heard the first 2 lep albums?..nothing like the sugar drivel that followed.
That’s what I called Journey
ducks and hides, scampers for cover!
agreed..i heard wasted..rock brigade, high & dry, & thought them at 18 would rule the rock world..to me them & VH were so set up to succeed..what a let down..maybe goes to show great songwriting & grooves out trump tapping & speed...
Def Leppard: Shit hot vocals! Great Songwriting! And great riffs! ...and still sound excellent live. Its a no-brainer.
that was almost 99% all Mutt...
If you listen to Shania Twain, you'll hear Mutt's song writing/collaboration:
Mutt had a popular thing w/ recording hand claps over every snare, which means single snare hits, not rolls, flams or other multiple hit patterns...
Def Leppard. I goofed w/ some multi-track I had access to some time back.
Listen to this:
kind of a rough mix, but it includes everything that you'd hear. Also, it seems that they put multiple keyboard tracks over the basslines, so, no intricate basslines, mostly 8th note single note patterns.
Here, I took out the keyboards & handclaps (on the snare).
Same recording, just dropped the bassline synths/claps, etc out. The beginning vocal was also cut, because it was on a muted track, so I just cut it to where the audio starts.
Mutt is genius except for losing Ms Thang above.
i dont mind def,,my sis fav band..its prob been 25 shows now since 1980-81 we have been to..2 years ago..the vocals were the roughwst part of show..the first 2 albums stuff always comes off good live...
I do like this one. High and dry too. They went south to my rock taste buds though.
In the 90’s they had all the girls onboard in these neck of the woods.
This is my favorite Leppard!
We going to see em again 1 more time..always go with my sister...think i get so stuck.. am there age..when they came out..it was that strait up rock. I wore High & Dry out..lol. I kinda remember that early 80's everything started to synthesize..the beginning of all the keys & looping infiltrated everything..,maybe i just bailed once the continuous ambience got added to every song vs guitar left- guitar right...
They rocked!! +100
I can get past any criticism of the band, and for sure, it's not to everyone's taste. I, too, prefer the days of Pete and Clarkey, but the overriding thing has been the dual guitars thing, which generally will get my ears (Sugar, as mentioned being the exception for me, too) most every time. It sounds great loud, through some quality kit.....to me, selectively, at least.
I still listen to their finer songs, and I still very much enjoy the sound of those guitars going at it...and why wouldn't I?
I might be more inclined to call their latter stuff Glam Metal, if one must pidgeon-hole it, but regardless of labels, my ears appreciate the band's finer works and the tremendous vocal harmonies involving often, most of the band - not so very many can manage it quite so well as Def Leppard.
For me, they are but a small part of who I appreciate - I listen to as much Joni Mitchell or Ricky Lee Jones, as I do Scorpions and UFO, Gilmour/Floyd, Gary Moore, the list is a long one.
Music can, if some allow it to be, unfashionable to like.....Nickleback come to mind, as but one. I'll put up my own hand, and state that I've not listened to much Nickleback for that very reason....or maybe they truly are crap.
Perhaps it's my loss.....I'll likely never know, eh?
Let it rock, let it roll, let it go.
That's what she said...
One of the good pyro tunes.