Wednesday, April 30, 2008

High, Dry & Rock Bottom

There are many here among us who would merely scoff at the invocation of Joe Elliot, circa 1981, or assume implicit some ironic joke in his appearance in a sketchbook of mine. This is not the case, however. For those few who have been initiated into the higher levels of awareness, it is recognized the all-to-brief moment in time when Def Leppard could claim rule over the earth, a claim that was as real and as true as anything can be. Actually, the guitar solo/Rock Bottom/drum solo note at the top of the page was merely a reminder for a song structure for a new cut on the the upcoming Smacks! album. And Joe Elliot, circa '81, just seemed fit to accompany this intent of memory.


Carol said...

Drive me crazier, no serenade
No fire brigade, just Pyromania

Anonymous said...

I remember when MH was playing Def Leppard at his house many years and you were bagging on him pretty bad for liking blatantly commercial metal.