Def Leppard : Back In Your Face

Will the Lep persist with their crusade to once again become the biggest rock band in Sheffield?

Def Leppard : Back In Your Face

They're hairy, they're lairy, they've got Union Jack knickers on and they're not the slightest bit scary. Grrrr! Pardon? Ha! Yes - it's the Lep! The only decent band to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal circa 1979 are back! Again! With some rock! For us! Which is nice.








'Back In Your Face' - with its very Lep-esque risque wink'n'nods at hardcore porno movie 'cum shots' - is prime Lep. Bright, shouty and not really saying owt. And it goes something like this:


"I can pour your drink/Be the perfect host".








DANG DANG DA-DANG DANG DUR-ANGUH!








"I can scare the pants off the holiest ghost!"








DANG DANG DA-DANG DANG DUR-ANGUH!








And the lyrics also contain the very clever word "techno-sapien". As in, "Hello, I'm an Afro-Saxon techno-sapien same-sexer. Can I borrow a cup of space sugar lumps for my robot pony?" That is how they will speak in the future - thanks to this record.








Will the Lep persist with their crusade to once again become the biggest rock band in Sheffield? Or will the lure of the trout farm and the comforting smack of the royalty check on the Dunrockin' cottage doormat prove too strong? Only time will tell.





Steven Wells

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