Hysteria is the fourth studio album by English hard rock band Def Leppardreleased on 3 August through Mercury Records and reissued on 1 January Hysteria was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The title of the album was thought up by drummer Rick Allenreferring to his auto accident and the ensuing worldwide media coverage surrounding it. It is also the last album to feature guitarist Steve Clark before his death, although songs co-written by him would appear on the band's next album, Adrenalize.
The album is the follow-up to the band's breakthrough Pyromania. Subsequent to the album's release, Def Leppard published a book entitled Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Storywritten by Rolling Stone magazine senior editor David Frickeon the three-year recording process of Hysteria and the tough times the band endured through the mids. Initially, Hysteria was to be named Animal Instinct and produced by Lange, but he dropped out after pre-production sessions, citing exhaustion from a gruelling schedule from the past few years.
Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman was brought in, but Steinman's intention to make a raw-sounding record that captured the moment conflicted with the band's interest in creating a bigger, more pristine pop production. Jim Steinman wrote it". On 31 DecemberRick Allen lost his left arm when his Corvette flipped off a country road. The band slowly continued production until Lange unexpectedly returned a year later, and Allen mastered his customised drum kit. However, the sessions were further delayed by Lange's own auto accident sustaining leg injuries from which he quickly recovered and a bout of the mumps suffered by singer Joe Elliott in The final recording sessions took place in January for the song " Armageddon It " and a last-minute composition " Pour Some Sugar on Me ", though Lange spent another three months mixing the tracks.
The album was finally released worldwide on 3 Augustwith " Animal " as Hey Ma - Various - Ear To The Streets Volume 1 lead single in most countries except for the US and Canada where " Women " was the first single.
In the liner notes to the album, the band apologized for the long wait between albums, and promised to never force fans to wait that long between albums again. However, later events, particularly the death of lead guitarist Steve Clark, delayed the next album, Adrenalizeby almost five years. David Simone, managing director of Phonogram Records at the time, said the album might have been the most expensive record made in the U. According to guitarist Phil Collen, the album had to sell a minimum of 5 million copies to break even.
The popularity of Def Leppard in their homeland had significantly grown over the previous four years, and Hysteria topped the charts in Britain in its first week of release. The album was also a major success in other parts of Europe.
In the US, however, the band initially struggled to regain the momentum of Pyromania that was lost from such a prolonged absence. The success of the album's fourth single, " Pour Some Sugar on Me " would propel the album to the top of the US Billboard albums chart on July 23,nearly a year after its release - topping the chart three separate times for a combined total of six weeks.
Hysteria went on to dominate album charts around the world for three years. It was certified 12x platinum by the RIAA in The album currently sits as the 51st best selling album of all time in the US. It spent 96 weeks in the US top 40, a record for the s it ties with Born in the U. The leadoff track, "Women", was selected as the first single for the US and Canada, instead of "Animal", in July Then-manager Cliff Burnstein reasoned that the band needed to reconnect with their hard rock audience first before issuing more Top friendly singles.
Six more singles were subsequently released in the United States, with Electro Violence - Various - Super Dance Freak Vol. 56 Nonstop Countdown Special Bites" reaching number one, and three others reaching the top ten. The singles earned similar success in the United Kingdom. Speaking to Kerrang! For us the first album showed promise, the second showed the true reality of where we were going, the third album worked better in America than it did in England simply because there was no exposure radio-wise over here but by the time we did Hysteriaeverything had fallen into place.
Airplay and hit singles were one aspect of it but there was also all the hard work we put into the album — we literally did slave over it to get every sound on it right. There was also Rick 's accident, of course, and to be honest, I'm sure there was the initial wave of sympathy but I'm equally sure the album would have still worked anyway.
None of the other stuff — the touring, the promotion, the videos — none of that Kill The Night - Make-up - Rock Legend Of Boys & Girls have meant anything if the songs hadn't been there and I'm still really proud of all the songs on Hysteria.
On 24 Octobera 2-CD "deluxe edition" of the album was released, including a remastering of the original B-sides and bonus tracks from the album's period. Many of these songs, alongside two other Hysteria compositions Elision - Thoughts Dont Shoot Shotgun - Def Leppard - Hysteria and "Fractured Love", had been featured on Retro Activealbeit with remixes, revamps, and new parts added. The deluxe edition Hysteria deluxe CD included the original B-side versions of these recordings without alterations.
During their 22 March to 10 April residency at The JointDef Leppard performed the album in its entirety, from start to finish. This was followed up with a live album Viva! Hysteriarecorded during the residency and released on 22 Octoberwhich includes all of Hysteria being played live. The album's goal, set out by Lange, was to be a hard Body On Me - Ashanti - The Declaration version of Michael Jackson 's Thrillerin that every track was a potential hit single.
One song, "Love Bites", was already mostly written in the vein Dont Shoot Shotgun - Def Leppard - Hysteria a country ballad by Mutt Lange when he brought it to the band's attention. While Pyromania contained traces of Def Leppard's original traditional heavy metal sound found on their first two albums, Hysteria removed them in favour of the latest sonic technology available at the time best displayed on "Rocket", "Love Bites", "Excitable", and "Gods of War".
As with Dont Shoot Shotgun - Def Leppard - Hysteria every song was recorded by every member in the studio separately instead of the whole band. The multiple vocal harmonies were enhanced by Lange's techniques, even pitching background vocals on all tracks.
The band used the Rockman amplifier, developed by guitarist Tom Scholz from the rock band Bostonto record the album.
Engineer Mike Shipley described the Rockman as "a shitty little box" with "a godawful sound" that "had no real balls to it",  but it was used because the other amplifiers used had an excessively "crunchy" sound ill-suited to layering guitars and which Lange did not think was "commercial" enough.
In addition, all Dont Shoot Shotgun - Def Leppard - Hysteria the album's drum sounds were samples recorded by Lange and the engineers, then played from the Fairlight CMI. In a interview with Mix Magazine, Shipley noted, " Pyromania was done the same way, on cheesy 8-bit Fairlight technology where we had to figure out how to record everything at half speed into the Fairlight Edda Ollari - La Tramontana make it sound like it had some tone to it, and we'd be stacking up a bunch of snares and bass drums.
The smash single, "Pour Some Sugar on Me", was the last song written but was quickly finished within two weeks. In sharp contrast, the final version of "Animal" took almost a full three years to be developed but was not as successful as other singles despite reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hot Hysteria received generally positive reviews.
AllMusic reviewer Steve Huey gave the album a rating of five stars and stated that " Pyromania ' s slick, layered Dont Shoot Shotgun - Def Leppard - Hysteria Lange production turned into a painstaking obsession with dense sonic detail on Hysteriawith the result that some critics dismissed the record as a stiff, mechanized pop sell-out perhaps due in part to Rick Allen 's new, partially electronic drum kit.
On 4 Augustthe band released 30th Anniversary editions of the album. This included remasters of the original songs, B-sides and remixes from the albums era on two discs, and an audio only version of the Live: In the Round, in Your Face video, recorded in Denver, Colorado at McNichols Sports Arena on February 12 and 13, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Don't Shoot Shotgun. Def Leppard.
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