Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry (1981)

1. Lady Strange
2. Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
3. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak

I discovered Def Leppard in 1983 when a rock festival in Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, was broadcasted on national TV/radio here in Sweden. This show was a milestone for all Swedes in my age who were into rock music at that time. The Sheffield unit was one of the bands on this show that appealed to me the most. When looking on their discography I will always rank “Pyromania” on top, truly a masterpiece. “High ‘n’ Dry” follows on second place, and on this one I really think they sounded the best. The strong riffs really come through with the somewhat raw production. After four strong albums the fun sadly ended, the releases thereafter are in my opinion quite bleak.

”Mirror mirror, got my fate lying in your hands
You’re the fool, you’re the juggler
Hangman and lover, you’re not like no other”
– Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) –