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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed about his favourite albums including a Queen classic from 1974.

Joe recently spoke with Fraser Lewry of Team Rock.

He picked 10 albums that changed his life including Queen's Sheer Heart Attack album from 1974.

Also picked were albums by Montrose, Mott The Hoople, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson and UFO.

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Team Rock - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack.

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

"You could tell they were rock band, but you could also tell they were much more than a rock band. It had elements of vaudeville, which is fantastic to be able to bring on board, and when I heard the album there was even more things, like Bring Back That Leroy Brown, but at the same time you had things like Brighton Rock hammering away but with Freddie Mercury sing away in this weird falsetto that sounded like Sparks."

"It's an amazing record. Now I'm Here is still one of the best rock songs ever written. It was very varied, very Queen in the sense of setting a standard that they then had to follow. It wasn't like an AC/DC record where you get 10 songs that are very similar. This could have been four different bands on one record, with four different personalities making the music."

Montrose - Montrose.

Montrose - Montrose (1973)

"I can't remember how I discovered this. I can't remember where I heard it, or the shop I bought it from. In those days you bought records because you thought the cover was cool, and hoped that the music matched the sleeve. Even to this day it sounds like it could have been made last week. Ted Templeman did amazing job — it's the reason Van Halen got him."

"Ronnie Montrose was an incredible guitar player, and Sammy Hagar — even to this day — is a stunning vocalist. And the thought that Ronnie Montrose and Bill Church (the bass player) actually played with Van Morrison [on Tupelo Honey and Saint Dominic's Preview] beggars belief. Denny Carmassi's drumming was right up there with Bonham."

The 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' was released around the world on 4th August.

Hysteria 2017.

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