Showing posts with label Def Leppard. Show all posts
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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Love bites - Def Leppard

It's easy to discard Def Leppard for their cliched Eighties rock songs, their hairstyle and their lyrics. There's nothing innovative in there, it's all been done numerous times by other rock bands. And yet, they've been at it since 1977 and they're still touring. There must be something to it then.

'Love bites' is the only Def Leppard single I own, and that will probably not change. I didn't play it much, although the song itself is reasonably nice. A popular rumor about the song concerns the final seconds. After the line 'If you got love in your sights / Watch out, love bites', what is seemingly heard is 'Jesus of Nazareth, go to hell'. This rumor has been refuted by the band. The line is in fact producer Mutt Lange rambling in a Yorkshire accent, to the effect of 'Yes it does, it will be hell', with the aid of a vocoder.

My collection: 7" single no. 706
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, 1989
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Love bites' / 'Billy's got a gun (live)'

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