Re: Album Oriented Rock (AOR)--A dying radio format.
Originally Posted by marcshoe
Since this has just sat here, I thought i should mention that the above wasn't meant as an overall criticism of Def Leppard. Mostly he seemed to do this on the Hysteria album.
I like some of their stuff, but had trouble listening at the peak of their popularity because they saturated the airways so much. For whatever reason, I always liked Rock of Ages more than any of the others. Liked On Through the Night (LP) as well.
I never could get enough. It was like ear candy with a tinge of heaviness.
Loud, fun, hooks out the wazoo.
Normally I like deep lyrics, but Leppard is just a bunch of fun stuff without meaning. You can dismiss it until you sort of sit in awe of the sheer volume of great material they amassed.
Def Leppard is why I listen to music.
Pour Some Sugar grated on me for awhile, so I know what you mean about their peak. It took me twenty years of not hearing it to really appreciate it.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg