With the release of their new album “Songs from the Sparkle Lounge” I have to consider myself a life long Def Leppard fan and am proud to say so. This is one group that has stood the test of time. From their beginning in 1977, to their first album in 1980, to the adversity of losing a guitarist and a drummer losing an arm. Not to mention the onset of “punk rock” they have seen it all and have continued to shine with class. They have not had a song with a cuss word in it (that I can recall right now, there could be one), they have has sexual overtones in songs, but not to the point that it was offensive (to me atleast)
I have only heard a few songs from the new album, but just wanted to see if there were any other Def Leppard fans out there? I cannot think of many other bands that have been able to continue to make quality music for over 30 years.
Their music really brings back memories, lol. I think I was about in middle school when they got big. I remember being insanely jealous because my older sister got to go to one of their concerts and I was too young.
I’m old enough to remember when the drummer lost his arm. I was always amazed at how they stood by him… there was never any talk of a replacement drummer. Getting someone one else would have been the “easiest” thing to do, but instead they stood by their friend and helped him find a way to play again. In this day and age, I find that kind of courage and commitment amazing.
If my memory is correct, today’s Def Leppaed is still the same as it was in the 80’s, minus one member who sadly died from an overdose.
I am also a huge Def Leppard fan. I remember loving them way back in jr high. My brothers and sisters and cousins use to and still laugh at me because of it. My nephew learned a few songs on his guitar so that he could play them for me when I went back home for a visit. I loved it.
They may not have had any cuss words, but they did have a song titled “Rock of Ages”. I kinda thought it was rather blasphemous, because Jesus is the REAL Rock of Ages. But I guess it could have been worse. They could have called the band “Judas Priest”. Oh wait, that name was already taken.
I did/do like some of their music though. Gods of War was one of my favorites.