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25 Years Ago Def Leppard Release Let's Get Rocked Single

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Let's Get Rocked 1992.

Def Leppard released their classic Let's Get Rocked single 25 years ago on this day in 1992 in the UK.

The first single to be released from the 'Adrenalize' album and their first UK release since 'Rocket' in January 1989.

It was released on 16th March 1992 reaching Number 2 and spending seven weeks on the UK chart. Three inside the Top 10 and was their biggest hit to date in their homeland. Narrowly missing out on the Number 1 spot by just 146 copies.

The song was the first release after the death of guitarist Steve Clark in January 1991.

It was also the only single to be released as a four piece before the band announced their new guitar player Vivian Campbell.

It was first performed by the band as a four piece on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops in late March (the music was playback with Joe singing live). The first 'live' performance was 15th April 1992 in Dublin, Ireland during Vivian's first show with the band.

The single was released on 7", cassette, 12" picture disc and as a Limited Edition CD Singles collectors box set.

The 12" picture disc was the first in a series of five picture discs released from the album. All featuring custom album artwork and a band promo photo on the B-Side. This one featured a shot of all four band members, the same photo featured on the back of the 7".

The B-Sides featured 'a cover of 'Only After Dark' by Mick Ronson with proceeds going to a fund to help his cancer battle.

A live version of 'Too Late For Love' from Denver 1988 was only included on the 12" picture disc. 'Women' from the same show was included on the CD having previously only been released with the 'Rocket' single in North America.

The picture CD single included in the collector's box set featured one segment of the album cover. Each of the four CDs fitted into a slot helping to make the full 'Adrenalize' cover. This single was the top left segment.

Read more about the song below.

Let's Get Rocked 1992.

Song Trivia

The 'wolf whistle' in the song is actually done by Joe's then wife Karla Elliott as none of the band could do it as well as her.

Phil Collen - 2004 Best Of Sleeve Quote

"My son was two or three when it came out and he thought it was great. Maybe you had to be that age to appreciate it?."

Joe Elliott - 2004 Best Of Sleeve Quote

"The humour went over everyone’s heads like an airplane. I still believe if a white-man funk song like that had been done by Prince - and it’s not too far a stretch of the imagination - It would’ve been viewed completely differently. We’d just purged our souls of the death of Steve Clark with the song ‘White Lightning’. And we felt like doing something to lighten the atmosphere. It was escapism. What can I say? We used to eat at 6pm and watch ‘The Simpsons’... It must have rubbed off."

Joe Elliott - 1992 Interview Quote

"The first song released was the last completed - it was arranged and recorded in less than two weeks. It sounds like Def Leppard, but it's got a Prince-like approach to the verse, that kind of meter and arrangement. It's not going to win Grammy nominations, but it's fun."

Phil Collen - 1992 Interview Quote

"That was the last song we got together. We recorded it in a week, which is ridiculous when you think that some Def Leppard songs take about three years. It's kind of like 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'. That only took ten days to write and record."

Let's Get Rocked 1992.
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Joe Elliott - 1992 Interview Quote

"I wrote 'Let's Get Rocked' after watching 'The Simpsons'. I just wanna do what Steven Tyler does; he's 15 years older than me and he still writes lyrics about shagging and stuff, and why not?."

Def Leppard Let's Get Rocked - 7" Single Sleeve Quote

"You hold in your hands the first single from our new album, ADRENALIZE. A simple little ditty, Let's Get Rocked just about sums up our feelings about life."

"Also, check out Only After Dark, a Mick Ronson song we've always liked. Mick's been ill and this track is our acknowledgement to his importance...It sure feels good to be back. Play it LOUD!."

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