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Armageddon Hits! Joe Elliott Of Def Leppard Baker's Dozen
Harry Sword , September 5th, 2018 09:27

Roaring rock titan Joe Elliott of Def Leppard - DEF LEPPARD - talks Harry Sword through his guiding audio lights, from Bowie to glam to punk and back.


T-Rex – Electric Warrior
This was the first album I ever owned. A friend of mine was a member of one of those music clubs where they'd send a certain number of albums. He had two copies of this. This isn't the best T Rex record, but it's stitched into my DNA. Over the years we've covered 'Twentieth Century Boy'. We tried to steal 'Get It On' with 'Armageddon It' – tried to get that swagger at the beginning. Bolan was just relentless from 1970 to 1974. You can lose perspective of how important he really was. On our covers LP a few years back, Vivian (Campbell, guitar) mimicked Bolan on the cover. Bolan was a huge influence on Vivian: the way he stands; the Les Paul, everything. Total rock star. We try to put across a proper show: and it all comes from watching Bolan on Top Of The Pops.