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Monday, 25th January 1988

Columbia, SC - Media Reviews

Def Leppard At Carolina Coliseum By The State

Def Leppard was the headliner Monday at the Carolina Coliseum, bringing its distinctive variety of pop-meets-heavy-metal to thousands of their loyal fans.

From the reaction of the young crowd, the group has been sorely missed.

The enthusiasm Def Leppard creates is partly due to its swell songs, partly due to its resilience.

Who can deny the catchiness of 'Photograph', 'Rock Of Ages' and their latest single 'Animal'.

But now they've returned with a powerful song that's propelled by the dual and Allen's sure and true time-keeping.

Singer Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, Clark and Collen, scooted about the multilevel stage, painted a Day-Glow green and orange.

Eight microphones were set about, permitting the band members to play to all corners of the arena.

Only during a seemingly interminable audience response exercise in the middle of 'Rock Of Ages' did the performance drag.

It was good to see and hear Def Leppard after the long delay.

The group's appearance at the Coliseum, especially the appearance of drummer Allen, is a testimony to the indomitability of the human spirit.

By The State 1988.


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