Def Leppard: Pyromania

PyromaniaI’m like the only person my age who doesn’t have some frame of reference for this album. It completely missed me somehow. The first time I ever heard of this band was at my junior prom when “Pour Some Sugar on Me” was popped into a tape deck by some squealing girls. I think I reacted with a “wow this sucks,” or something like that. I’m still a little put off by the echo thing going on with their music, but people do seem to think this particular album is a classic. I worked for Def Leppard’s label back in the day, and this one was sitting at the back of some drawer somewhere. I grabbed it to familiarize myself with everyone else’s past. I don’t think I’ve actually listened to it yet, but am relatively familiar with most of the tunes from years of subsequent exposure. I still don’t get it.