Have you noticed how many great rock bands are English? I always knew the obvious ones (The Rolling Stones, Beatles… if you can call them rock, etc) but there are so many 80s bands (pop and rock) that I assumed were American (because isn’t everything?) only to very lately discover they’re English. Def Leppard is one of them and, like many of these English rock bands, hail from England’s North.
(Maybe everyone knows this and I’m the only one who’s clueless here but it was a bit of a revelation.)
This is an absolute classic rock song that you can’t help but singalong to. Before we get to it, though, lets consult our glam metal checklist:
- Big hair? Check
- Relaxed man-perms? Check
- Catchy hook? Oh yes
Can’t say I approve of the bogan jeans look, although Rick and Steve are making a valiant, stylish 80s effort. Anyway, who can criticise the band with the Thunder God (even if he is wearing shorty shorts)? Certainly not me. Also, special shout out to Joe Elliott’s massive mullet. Not quite a Billy Ray, but impressive nonetheless.