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RICK SAVAGE Gives Guide To DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album Songs

Tuesday, 8th August 2017





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Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage has spoken about the Hysteria album and given a guide to every track.

Sav gave another rare interview with Music Radar and gave a track by track guide 30 years on to the Hysteria album.

The Hysteria 30th anniversary reissue was released on 4th August to celebrate 30 years since the original album.

Amongst the song explanations he recounts once again how it was he and Phil who came up with the initial idea for the title track (before it was name Hysteria).

Read a 30th Anniversary special which is also a preview of a new version of this site.

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Music Radar - Rick Savage Interview Quotes

Don't Shoot Shotgun

"Phil [Collen, guitars] had come up with the original guitar riff and we just wanted to keep it Stonesy and very loose… which was difficult for us to do. It wasn’t natural for us to be a bit sloppy but still in time. We wanted the swagger and attitude."

"When you’re making an album, you’re always conscious of creating a balance of what you’re comfortable with. Everything is an antidote for something else. This song would give the album a bit more depth because a lot of other stuff felt very polished and high-end. This one came out a bit more raw and ready!"

Run Riot

"We wanted to create something a bit more fun, where you could tell us boys were having a laugh. We liken this song to Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran – it had that school’s out, free for all attitude."


The 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' is released on 4th August around the world.

Hysteria 2017.

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Box Set/Super Deluxe Version @ - Amazon
  • 3 CD Deluxe Edition @ - Amazon
  • 1 CD Version @ - Amazon
  • Double Vinyl @ - Amazon

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