MTV started to create a buzz for Def Leppard before Pyromania hit stores in 1983. The band could feel the momentum and went into a London studio and worked on choruses, riffs, and bridges that they would take to uber-producer Mutt Lange who basically built them into songs. This was also a transition for the band as Pete Willis was let go and Phil Collen joined the band and was a big help in finishing the album. The record went on to give us world famous songs like “Rock of Ages” and “Photograph”.
Fun Fact: The whole band lost their hearing during the recording of this and they weren’t able to hear the bass or whether or not songs were out of tune.
Learn more about the album:
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