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Old 10-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #121 (permalink)
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I agree, this forum is often stricken with opinions that because something is commercial and well known, is just not cool to like it.
There was a time when Def Lep was REALLY popular, and if you were a headbanger it was just taboo to like something this commercial and soft. But over the years, I've really come to like the Lep. Like this tune, the guitar is just so squeaky clean it gives me wood.


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It's all subjective to what your mind will allow over influences and opinions of others.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #122 (permalink)
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There was a time when Def Lep was REALLY popular, and if you were a headbanger it was just taboo to like something this commercial and soft. But over the years, I've really come to like the Lep. Like this tune, the guitar is just so squeaky clean it gives me wood.


Def Leppard - Hysteria - YouTube

It's all subjective to what your mind will allow over influences and opinions of others.
That song has such great structure and his vocals are pretty damn touching in a purely heterosexual way. The ripped jeans and cutoff sleeve tshirts are pretty damn cool also. I find myself listening to the entire song everytime I hear it on the radio, but I don't own it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Hysteria (the album) is just a masterpiece. I can't believe that an 80s rock band could make something that good. Metallica is my favorite 80s band and for me Hysteria is better than any of Metallica's albums. Of course, Def Leppard have many other good stuff, but this album is just outstanding. After it, I think, due to Steve Clark's death they went down. Among all the same-looking and sounding 80s bands such as Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more, there are Def Leppard which surpasses them all.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #124 (permalink)
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You know, OU812 was actually the first album I ever listened to when I was like eight or something. I have no idea how many countless times I listened to that album. I haven't listened to it or any Van Hagar in years, but I imagine my nostalgia would come back like a freight train.
You need to dig them out, Van Hagar era Halen is great in my opinion. They're basically great pop metal albums, with a nice sheen touch on both 5150 and OU812

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Hysteria (the album) is just a masterpiece. I can't believe that an 80s rock band could make something that good. Metallica is my favorite 80s band and for me Hysteria is better than any of Metallica's albums. Of course, Def Leppard have many other good stuff, but this album is just outstanding. After it, I think, due to Steve Clark's death they went down. Among all the same-looking and sounding 80s bands such as Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more, there are Def Leppard which surpasses them all.
Wow that is some really high praise but I agree the hooks of Hysteria are solid and addictive, a very good album.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #125 (permalink)
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they were a part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

The same movement that spawned Iron Maiden , Their first albums primary influence was Judas Priest.

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That's true. But only for the time of 1 EP + 2 albums.
Then they became melodic hard rock. By the way an enjoyable kind of.
If we think that also radio oriented hard rockers can rock - and I adore this kind of bands - yes they rock, and rock good too
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:49 AM   #126 (permalink)
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I agree, this forum is often stricken with opinions that because something is commercial and well known, is just not cool to like it.
This is true! I've copped flack for liking mainstream classic rock but it doesn't mean the artist isn't good! I love Def Leppard, I'm sick of Pour Some Sugar On Me but the rest is great and light hearted. I was getting into Animal and Hysteria the other day.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #127 (permalink)
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This is true! I've copped flack for liking mainstream classic rock but it doesn't mean the artist isn't good! I love Def Leppard, I'm sick of Pour Some Sugar On Me but the rest is great and light hearted. I was getting into Animal and Hysteria the other day.
There is a reason that made former Leppard fans angry with the band later on.
They came out with the same bunch of metal bands that were the milestones of NWOBHM and then, suddenly, their sound became pop/metal.
With Pyromania they gained a lot of new fans, but lost the former ones.
Both parts have their good reasons, I think
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I realized yesterday that there are a whole mess of Def Leppard songs I've never heard, such as their cover of "Action" by Sweet. I can't decide which I like better. I like both.

Def Leppard - "Action" (Cover)
An infectiously energetic and happy song performed well.


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Sweet - "Action"
(Sweet was one of the first bands that turned me on to rock music, but I'd never heard this song until yesterday)


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I didn't know that was a cover. Don't like either version, although I learn toward the Leppard version because it's newer and has better guitar.
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I didn't know that was a cover. Don't like either version, although I learn toward the Leppard version because it's newer and has better guitar.
I listened more carefully to the guitar playing in Leppard's "Action" compared to the original by Sweet, and I agree with you that Def Leppard's guitar is better.

What are some reasons you don't like the song? I'm curious, because I'm finding that the more I listen to it, the more I like it! The last three days as I've been thinking of other things, in the back of my mind I'll start hearing a beat and realize...hey! That's "Action"! And before long, I'm singing the chorus in my mind, quite happy.

One thing I like about the song besides its upbeat sound and curiously frenzied guitar intro (that seems to be in a minor key, giving a disturbed feeling to the song), is that I'm not sure exactly what the song is about.

Do the lryics mean "Do you want action" as in "Do you want an intellectual fight? Well, bring it on!"

Or do they mean "action" as in, "Babe, do you still want to get it on, even though you've done me wrong?"

Or both?

I also like the song because it sounds confident, feisty, and kind of cocky. It reminds me of someone I knew.
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