12 Aug 2010, 14:32 by Oniren
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12 Mar 2008, 02:06 by sablespecterDef Leppard / "Overture" / On Through The Night (11) / Mar 1980
Artist: Def Leppard
Original Album: On Through the Night
Track preview via allmusic
On Through the Night is all too often overlooked, even on their own Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection compilation, which only included Rock Brigade. Yet at the time, this album put them in the vanguard of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (nwobhm). They possessed just as much skilled precision and intensity of their contemporaries, such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, but informed as they were by their glam rock heroes (T. Rex, Mott the Hoople, etc), they reveal their working-class love of women and chasing a good time (and the other way 'round) that would make them mainstream rock champions of the 80s, moreso than their darker-themed counterparts.
The darker themes - both lyrically and in real-life tragedies - would certainly come in time, but here we have Steve Clark in a pre-haze blaze paired…