You hold on your hands the first single from our new album, ADRENALIZE. A simple little ditty, LET’S GET ROCKED just about sums up our feelings about life.
Also check out ONLY AFTER DARK, a Mick Robson song we’ve always liked. Mick’s been I’ll and this track is our acknowledgment of his microphone.
It sure feels good to be back. Play it LOUD!
I should have written about the CD single first if I was chronological with my posts on Def Leppard.
Well “Let’s Get Rocked” is part of pop culture at this point in time. It’s Chorus is massive and instantly recognizable in the same way “We Will Rock You” from Queen is.
Only After Dark
Their tribute to Mick Ronson.
If I had to pick between the original and the cover I would go for the original Ronson version. It just feels loose, raw and fun.
Def Leppard stays faithful to the original, so what we hear with the Def Lep version is an updated sound and Joe Elliot vocals.
Women – Live
Now this sounds massive.
Each snare hit and pulsing bass note is perfect.
And check out the Chorus riff with those extra pinch harmonics added. The beauty of playing live and feeding off the energy of the crowd.
13 thoughts on “The Record Vault: Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked (CD Single)”
It just amazes me how four years later, the band’s look had completely changed (well, their hairdos did). “Let’s Get It Rocked” is not nearly the best song on the album, but I can still get into it once in a while. It doesn’t have the same energy though with the current key band sings it in! I prefer the song in the original key.
I need to listen to some recent live versions of it.
Oh here’s one from the band’s 2019 Vegas residency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-o0fNhQts4
It’s not bad, but the original key gives me more excitement.
Yep it’s a bit lower but that’s normal. Joe has had better days vocally that’s for sure.
Yeah, I know it’s normal for vocalists to change the key throughout the years and that can’t be helped because their voices change overtime. I just prefer the original key, but I’m not blaming Joe for that. He’s doing what he can.
I had all these singles back in the day, wish I still did. Trying to slowly get them back. Not my favorite song on the album, but still a little fun song.
I didn’t like Let’s Got Rocked that much but I had fun with the lyrics and integrating them into my daily life. Like let’s get the rock out of here.
Oh crap, I’ve done that too and people just look at me funny.
I bought this on cassette in Michigan, before being upset to find out the CD had a live Women bonus track! I hate buying the same thing twice….
Lol but we have a lot of the same things twice or thrice.
I tried to avoid it for most of my collecting life but now it seems to be the cool thing to have. Multiple copies, all the different versions. All I wanted in the past was one version with all the tracks.
It didn’t wow me when it was released but it’s a pretty good track. Something a bit less serious after they literally took over the world with their last album.
I never got into buying the singles much. I always bought the full releases and of course I would miss stuff but to me it was no biggie. lol There was so music to try and keep up on it got silly especially in those buying years where I really ramped it up from 1983-1992