WTLX Mix Tapes: Side 1, Song 8

Note: This series originally appeared on Facebook in a slightly different form, Aug-Sept 16.

I was never a fan of the hair metal scene of the late 80s-early 90s. I guess I remember some of those bands’ names–Warrant? Winger? Skid Row? I do have a bit more appreciation for the head-banging scene from earlier in the decade–Dokken, Dio, etc. I didn’t pay enough attention to know where or even if Def Leppard fits into these constellations–they had way more chart success than any of these bands, particularly with Hysteria in 87-88. I first heard them via “Bringing On The Heartbreak” while still in high school, but they really broke open with Pyromania and this song in 1983.

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