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Friday, 3rd June 1983

Largo/Landover, MD - Media Reviews

Def Leppard @ Capital Centre By The Washington Post

Def Leppard's current anthem defines the parameters of the group's musical and aesthetic approach - 'Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)'.

Which is exactly what the group did for and to a capacity crowd at the Capital Centre last night.

In the last year, the young British quintet has emerged as a behemoth in the new generation of hard rockers whose relentless energy and muscular melodic persuasion stops just short of heavy metal's sludgehammer approach.

Joe Elliott's raucous vocals and the frenetically entwined guitars of Steve Clark and Phil Collen transformed the band's hard rockers into unpulled punches that thoroughly delighted the massed Def Lep brigades.

If at times the concert seemed an excused for the massive merchandising campaign sway on the Capital Centre concourse, the band thankfully kept things tight.

By The Washington Post 1983.


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