DEF LEPPARD – Adrenalize

Def Leppard – Adrenalize (1992, Mercury Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Let’s Get Rocked” … 4:56
2. “Heaven Is” …. 3:37
3. “Make Love Like a Man” …. 4:13
4. “Tonight” … 4:03
5. “White Lightning” … 7:03
6. “Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)” … 4:31
7. “Personal Property” … 4:20
8. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” … 5:25
9. “I Wanna Touch U” … 3:38
10. “Tear It Down” … 3:38

Joe Elliott – Lead Vocals
Phil Collen – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rick Savage – Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rick Allen – Drums, Backing Vocals

Additional Musicians:
Phil Nicholas – Keyboard

Producer: Mike Shipley & Def Leppard

The 1990s were upon Def Leppard, but they were oblivious to the emerging hip hop and grunge rock scenes. Adrenalize follows in the grand ol’ tradition of the “Def Leppard sound”. It’s a winning formula and this album is just as bombastic and saccharine as Pyromania and Hysteria before it. And why shouldn’t it be? Mutt Lange co-wrote most of the album and was “executive producer”.

I was familiar with half this album because of the Vault greatest hits, but the rest of the album is probably even stronger than what was included there, in my opinion. “Make Love Like a Woman” is classic Def Leppard, silly but fun. Other songs such as “Heaven Is”, “Tonight”, “White Lightning”, and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” all continue to get me “into the zone” and I find myself to singing along with the album as I do with Pyromania, Hysteria, and Euphoria.

I think Def Lep is probably the catchiest rock band ever!

I bought my copy used probably close to 10 years ago and I really need to get a new one. Time (and myself) have not been kind to the disc and it’s full of all kinds of scratches and skips these days.

Highlights: Great album with no filler.

Posted on December 17, 2008, in Collection, Def Leppard and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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