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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 15th 2021
     
    Posted By: tomscotlandDef Leppard.
    Not a whole member, but a significant bit of him.


    I saw their comeback gig/performance, was quite emotional.
    Such a shame they went down the route they did (in my opinion), because I think they could have been a lot bigger and better if they'd kept away from the over commercial, over produced sound. I saw their warm up for the Hysteria tour at The Hammy, and they dug out a load of old stuff and really rocked out. Superb. Later on that tour at Wembley Arena, they basically disappeared up their own arses.
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    His arm, not his member...if memory serves. ;)
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    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: tomscotlandDef Leppard.
    Not a whole member, but a significant bit of him.


    I saw their comeback gig/performance, was quite emotional.
    Such a shame they went down the route they did (in my opinion), because I think they could have been a lot bigger and better if they'd kept away from the over commercial, over produced sound. I saw their warm up for the Hysteria tour at The Hammy, and they dug out a load of old stuff and really rocked out. Superb. Later on that tour at Wembley Arena, they basically disappeared up their own arses.


    Must admit their first two albums are the only ones that do anything for me.
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      AC/DC rock music: Zan
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    I think Hysteria is great but the best thing for Def Leppard would probably have been to not make Adrenalize, which is like a lamer version of Hysteria without the cutting edge production.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: tomscotlandDef Leppard.
    Not a whole member, but a significant bit of him.


    I saw their comeback gig/performance, was quite emotional.
    Such a shame they went down the route they did (in my opinion), because I think they could have been a lot bigger and better if they'd kept away from the over commercial, over produced sound. I saw their warm up for the Hysteria tour at The Hammy, and they dug out a load of old stuff and really rocked out. Superb. Later on that tour at Wembley Arena, they basically disappeared up their own arses.


    Must admit their first two albums are the only ones that do anything for me.


    Pyromania is very good too, but did kind of have hints of where they were going. I agree, Hysteria is a very good album and that Adrenalize signalled the end of the band for me.
    • AC/DC rock music: Ron
    • Sep 16th 2021 edited
     
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    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: tomscotlandDef Leppard.
    Not a whole member, but a significant bit of him.


    I saw their comeback gig/performance, was quite emotional.
    Such a shame they went down the route they did (in my opinion), because I think they could have been a lot bigger and better if they'd kept away from the over commercial, over produced sound. I saw their warm up for the Hysteria tour at The Hammy, and they dug out a load of old stuff and really rocked out. Superb. Later on that tour at Wembley Arena, they basically disappeared up their own arses.


    Must admit their first two albums are the only ones that do anything for me.


    Pyromania is very good too, but did kind of have hints of where they were going. I agree, Hysteria is a very good album and that Adrenalize signalled the end of the band for me.


    What does Lair of the Alchemist say about Hysteria?

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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: Meanstreak
    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: tomscotlandDef Leppard.
    Not a whole member, but a significant bit of him.


    I saw their comeback gig/performance, was quite emotional.
    Such a shame they went down the route they did (in my opinion), because I think they could have been a lot bigger and better if they'd kept away from the over commercial, over produced sound. I saw their warm up for the Hysteria tour at The Hammy, and they dug out a load of old stuff and really rocked out. Superb. Later on that tour at Wembley Arena, they basically disappeared up their own arses.


    Must admit their first two albums are the only ones that do anything for me.


    Pyromania is very good too, but did kind of have hints of where they were going. I agree, Hysteria is a very good album and that Adrenalize signalled the end of the band for me.


    What does Lair of the Alchemist say about Hysteria?



    Agree with a lot of what he is saying regarding the sound and where they were heading, and beyond.
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    He has good points. I lost Def Leppard after Hysteria as well. I loved Pyromania, first listening to it in a department store with a friend in the city I grew up.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    I saw Def Leppard support DC back in the day, and can still remember Joe Elliott and Rick Savage looking scared shitless for pretty much the entire set.
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    Posted By: azelI saw Def Leppard support DC back in the day, and can still remember Joe Elliott and Rick Savage looking scared shitless for pretty much the entire set.


    That is a part of rock history right there. What year was that? Hammersmith Odeon? How was Leppard compared to AC/DC? Sorry for the many questions, but it would be interesting if you could elaborate a little.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: Meanstreak
    Posted By: azelI saw Def Leppard support DC back in the day, and can still remember Joe Elliott and Rick Savage looking scared shitless for pretty much the entire set.


    That is a part of rock history right there. What year was that? Hammersmith Odeon? How was Leppard compared to AC/DC? Sorry for the many questions, but it would be interesting if you could elaborate a little.


    November 4th 1979. Leppard were very young of course and full of energy. Decent support band of the times, but wasn't totally convinced they were going to be big. Saw them again a year later at Reading and they were not so good. I think they were starting to believe their own press and were getting bashed for their leanings towards the American sound.

    Compared to DC? Literally a million miles between them!!
    I've never seen any band (including DC themselves!!) come anywhere near that performance since. The Paris gig is great, but it really doesn't capture the real thing at that time.
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    I will give Pyromania another listen but I have tried a few times before. I guess my problem with the band is that after their first two they fall between two stalls for me – if I want hard rock I’ll listen to AC/DC, Zep, Stooges, Soundgarden or Deep Purple - if I want rock I’ll listen to Springsteen, U2, Neil Young, the Doors - but I’m not sure the very particular kind of pop-rock that Def Leppard pioneered (and undoubtedly perfected) has a place for me.
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    I like this lair of the alchemist guy and have Watched quite a few of his videos now. he is clearly trying to be the heavy-metal Anthony Fantano and he may well succeed although I think he could do with an editor to avoid repetition.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: Alex LebanonI like this lair of the alchemist guy and have Watched quite a few of his videos now. he is clearly trying to be the heavy-metal Anthony Fantano and he may well succeed although I think he could do with an editor to avoid repetition.


    Yeah, I just watched his top ten Bon Scott songs video. He gets it!
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    Johnny Sylvan left KSMB shortly before the "Rika barn leka bäst" masterpiece album was recorded, and Alonzo left right after the release.
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    Thanks azel. That's really interesting.

    Yes, the videos by the Lair I've seen have been very on point. That's why I have been promoting him a little here.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: MeanstreakThanks azel. That's really interesting.

    Yes, the videos by the Lair I've seen have been very on point. That's why I have been promoting him a little here.


    Good recommendation.
    I really got into Tool a couple of years back (blown away by a live show), and I really like watching this guy:

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      AC/DC rock music: Zan
    • Sep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: azel
    Posted By: MeanstreakThanks azel. That's really interesting.

    Yes, the videos by the Lair I've seen have been very on point. That's why I have been promoting him a little here.


    Good recommendation.
    I really got into Tool a couple of years back (blown away by a live show), and I really like watching this guy:


    Paul D'Amour of course fits the description, he must have been bummed out about not being a part of Tool when they became the most important metal band of the 00's.

    Also: Cool story about 1979 azel!!!!