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when I was a kid I remember trading my copy of sir-mix-a-lot's Swass to a friend in exchange for his copy of Hysteria.
I'm old.
Posted by Conrad McMasters on August 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM · Report this
crap bag 2
I'm old enough to remember that this record sucked when it came out. Pyromania is and was a million times better. One-armed drummers cannot rock.
Posted by crap bag on August 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Sean Jewell 3
@1 Dude, SWASS for Hysteria? I don't know, man. Buttermilk Biscuits Here We Go!
Posted by Sean Jewell http:// on August 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 4
Why is hits in quotes? Those were actual hits.

While we're on the subject, 1981's "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" fuuuuuucking riiiiiiiped.
Posted by derek_erdman on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this
Sean Jewell 5
@4 -- derek, goin all the way back to High n Dry! Deep in the cassette collection. FACT: 4 songs on this album were indeed Billboard Top 100 hits in the US.
Posted by Sean Jewell http:// on August 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Rabid Child Images 6
this was one of the first tapes i bought with my own money. one notable thing about def leppard is that they are re-recording every song/album in their catalog to get a better deal on download royalties. i think that's rad! not a lot of bands could pull that off so many years later.
Posted by Rabid Child Images on August 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 7
I was 6 when this came out and even I knew then that it was lame.

I also knew that Appetite ruled.

And still does.
Posted by bunnypuncher on August 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM · Report this
Sean Jewell 8
@7 Amen. Appetite is gospel. I used to practice the Axl shuffle in the mirror to Paradise City. Have you seen Joe Elliot's shredded pants in the Pour Some Sugar On Me video, though? I wanted some of those so bad when I was a kid.
Posted by Sean Jewell http:// on August 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 9
I was working as a hard-rock DJ when this record came out, and I couldn't get with that drum sound, but it's worn better than I would've thought. I truly love "Pour Some Sugar on Me." (#1 stripper anthem!) I sold Appetite for Destruction shortly after I bought it. I could only take so much of Axl's screech.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy on August 4, 2012 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Both albums took forever to take off. It was actually summer of 88 when they were dueling for supremacy.
Posted by paulus on August 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM · Report this
Keekee 11
Lowest-common denominator Rawk! Super Great!
Posted by Keekee on August 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM · Report this
julie russell 12
My 6th grade B-day party, spin the bottle, first kiss/ first make out with David Peters while Pour Some Sugar played...back when Mtv had videos
Posted by julie russell http:// on August 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM · Report this
biju 13
Appetite blew me away but I have fond memories of Hysteria - both tapes I managed to re-record from CD. You know, just to be sure I got that high-fidelity sound...
Posted by biju on August 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this

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