Def Leppard ‘Slang’ Radio Special

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Our exclusive Def Leppard ‘Slang’ Radio Special celebrates their new release, a deluxe edition of their 1996 album, ‘Slang,’ available in stores on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

In addition to all the great music, this special also includes brand new interviews with singer Joe Elliott and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell who take you behind-the-scenes of this album that they feel is one of their best, was a marked commercial comedown, selling less than a million copies and breaking the group’s string of multi-platinum efforts. Revisit ‘Slan’ this weekend, only on Rock104.com.

“Recorded in the wake of the group’s stratospheric success with its ‘Pyromania’ (1984), ‘Hysteria’ (1987) and ‘Adrenalize’ (1992) albums, ‘Slang’ found Def Leppard taking a surprising turn away from their trademark heavily layered sound and adapting a more organic approach, with exotic-sounding instruments like the sarangi and dhol scattered among the usual guitars, keyboards, drums and bass. While it was certainly an admirable departure in theory — and the band would probably have been criticized if it had tried to copy those earlier records anyway — ‘Slang’ was a marked commercial comedown, selling less than a million copies and breaking the group’s string of multi-platinum efforts.

Read More: Def Leppard Gather Demos and Unreleased Tracks for ‘Slang’ Reissue | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/def-leppard-slang-reissue/?trackback=tsmclip

 

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