Slang was alternately angry and depressing
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: January 12, 2001 01:00AM

If you see fit to call me the "lawmaker", well- thanks! I'm glad you see my opinion as legally binding! ;)

As far as opinions go, I guess we only disagree strongly on "Slang". I think it was rock-bottom for Def Leppard... a hole they thankfully climbed out of with "Euphoria". Listen to "Slang" and you'll hear an angry band ("Turn to Dust", "Truth?"), a depressing band ("Where Does Love Go When It Dies", "All I Want is Everything") and a band indulging itself in self-parody ("Slang"). Then there's the god-awful Oasis/Bush packaging that tries to appeal to the "alternative" set. Trying to pander to Gen X is the surest path to isolation: modern rock fans won't think you're legit and your core audience will cry "sell out". I'm sure this has been discussed many times over on this board.

To me, Def Leppard has always been about big sound, big choruses and FUN! "Slang" was a dark brooding album that had very few of the classic Lep elements. When I heard "Promises" on the radio before "Euphoria" was released, I said to myself: THIS is the band I like! Made me acknowledge the one good track on "Slang" and "breathe a sigh".

koogles

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RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 144 koogles 01/11/2001 02:50PM
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Slang was alternately angry and depressing175 koogles 01/12/2001 01:00AM
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RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 142 sfk kurt 01/12/2001 02:42AM
RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 146 coco 01/12/2001 04:54AM
RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 142Surfpunk01/13/2001 08:31AM
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RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 150 Kevin 01/11/2001 03:18PM
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RE: Exactly.. well maybe not 131 Eric Abrahamsen 01/11/2001 10:01PM
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RE: Exactly 139 Kevin 01/12/2001 07:01AM
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