Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Album Turns 30, Which Makes Me Feel Old [Video]
Def Leppard is sharing a clip from a mini-documentary about the making of their "Hysteria" album. A portion of "Step Inside: Hysteria at 30" is online as part of the celebration of the record's 30th anniversary.
The mini-doc will feature old footage and interviews and a behind the scenes view. Check out the preview on YouTube. The 30th anniversary edition of "Hysteria" will be released on August 4th.
The album spawned hits like 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Love Bites', 'Armageddon It' and 'Animal'.
It also was the first album the band recorded since drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident. Using an electronic drum kit, Allen changed his style to adapt to having just one arm. The result was the band's biggest album ever.
The album also takes me back to my first radio job in West Michigan at 104.5 Sunny FM, which at the time was located in Muskegon Heights. 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' was a huge hit for the station in the spring of 1988 when I began working there, and the song reminds me of the some of the great staff members who shared the mic with me like Jim Biggins, J.J. Duling and Savage Dave, all of whom went on to bigger and better things.