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 !!! 162 koogles 01/11/2001 02:50PM
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Slang was alternately angry and depressing207 koogles 01/12/2001 01:00AM
RE: Slang 174 Ace 01/12/2001 01:06AM
RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 173 sfk kurt 01/12/2001 02:42AM
RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 170 coco 01/12/2001 04:54AM
RE: Slang was alternately angry and depressing 168Surfpunk01/13/2001 08:31AM
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RE: Def Lep & Tesla concert... 195Surfpunk01/15/2001 06:50AM
RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 183 Kevin 01/11/2001 03:18PM
Exactly 171 Mister Pomp 01/11/2001 06:20PM
RE: Exactly.. well maybe not 146 Eric Abrahamsen 01/11/2001 10:01PM
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RE: Exactly 173 Kevin 01/12/2001 07:01AM
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RE: Vital Signs is the epitome of AOR! 175 Kevin 01/12/2001 02:02PM
RE: Vital Signs is the epitome of AOR! 177John01/13/2001 08:33AM
RE: Vital Signs is the epitome of AOR! 199 Kevin 01/13/2001 04:26PM
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RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 150Peter M. Bietenholz01/11/2001 05:44PM
RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 171 KAOS FAN 01/11/2001 05:52PM
RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 140 Daniel 01/11/2001 09:28PM
And a little metal on the side 164 Sven 01/12/2001 01:34AM
RE: And a little metal on the side 175 Daniel 01/12/2001 04:10AM
RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 166 Kevin 01/12/2001 07:07AM
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RE: Dokken & Reb Beach 180Peter M. Bietenholz01/12/2001 05:53AM
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RE: AOR acts sneaking around with HARD ROCK !!! 197 Kevin 01/12/2001 07:15AM
Slang 157 alex siedler 01/12/2001 02:24AM
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