464 Love Bites

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but, if not, I’m using Spotify to listen to almost all of these albums. I have to say almost because Def Leppard has apparently not allowed Spotify to carry one of their most popular album. ‘Hysteria’ (Mercury, 1987) is in at number 464 and I had to resort to YouTube to find a complete copy of the original album. This album is the post Rick Allen car crash (he lost an arm and learned to play the drums with his feet). There are a lot of great ‘80s pop metal songs of this album: Rocket, Animal, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Hysteria, and of course the power ballad Love Bites. I’m not sure that I can say I ever listened to the entire album. Although, I was very much a pop metal teenager of the ‘80s, I was also very much a MetallicA fan by 1987 and bands like Def Leppard were things that I listened to because it’s all that was played on the radio in my area. I’m sure I’ll find ‘Pyromania’ higher on Rolling Stones list.