Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....
Posted by: Ken ()
Date: February 17, 2010 01:09AM

Interesting exchange between Steinman and Lange. Depending on when that took place - and it sounds like it was before Rick's accident - things obviously changed after Rick lost his arm. After his recovery, he was playing an electronic kit and the sounds were going to be much more in line with a drum machine anyway.

Leppard and Mutt Lange used drum machines on Pyromania as well, which not a lot of people know. By the time Mutt agreed to produce Hysteria, I think he wanted to go for a huge "Star Wars" type sound that would take the Pyromania production to the next level. Keeping in mind that Rick Allen had just lost an arm, they almost had no choice but to use an electronic kit / drum machine.

Some fans are overly critical of Hysteria's production value, but let's face it, they weren't going to put out an album that sounded like Look What The Cat Dragged In - they wanted something a little BIGGER. Rick's electronic kit almost took them in that direction by default...

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Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 172 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 07:41AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 111 Surfpunk 02/15/2010 08:07AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 106 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 08:55AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 112 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 09:12AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 116 Ken 02/15/2010 10:53AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 96 dougfromcincy 02/15/2010 11:48AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 93 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 12:09PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 113 soxfan73 02/16/2010 01:20AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 146 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 01:31AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 154 Rocketdog 02/15/2010 01:14PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 81 Ydde 02/15/2010 05:20PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 100 Robert 02/16/2010 12:04AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 85 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 12:35AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 88 rocknut 02/16/2010 01:44AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 124 Burg 02/16/2010 09:28PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....108 Ken 02/17/2010 01:09AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 93 rocknut 02/17/2010 10:13PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 93 Ken 02/17/2010 11:02PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 94 Richard Evans 02/18/2010 06:50AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 116 Ken 02/18/2010 12:01PM


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