Music Review: Def Leppard “Pyromania”

In 1983, the radio was inundated with music along the likes of New Kids on the Block and Debbie Gibson. At the tender age of nine, I was introduced to Def Leppard’s third album, “Pyromania” by my uncle Ronnie.

Listening to this album gives you such a good old-fashioned 80’s vibe, now. Back then, it was the coolest thing ever. I took this music back with me and have listened to Def Leppard ever since.

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That’s enough to start off an awesome rock song. That song would be “Rock of ages”, which brought on an invasion, which would be the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. “Rock of ages” is still a song that everyone would recognize and sing along with.

“Rock! Rock! (‘Til You Drop)” really needs no introduction at all. It’s an upbeat song with a hard rock beat. It’s a get-up-and-go song. This is played when I go for a walk at work, it’s very motivational.

Most notable is the song, “Photograph”, in which the video details a story about Marilyn Monroe. This song really shows off Joe Elliott’s vocals and this is where he brought in the union jack.

The record ends with “Billy’s Got A Gun”, which is a number that slowed the record down. It’s a perfect ending to a great beginning. I still remember listening to the 45 and the scratching sound at the end of this song.

R.I.P. Steve Clark.

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