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26 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release The SLANG Single In The UK

Def Leppard 1996. Slang 1996

Def Leppard released their classic Slang single 25 years ago on this day in 1996 in the UK.

The title track and first UK single to be released from the 'Slang' album.

The song reached Number 17 in the UK charts after entering at 18. In total it spent 5 weeks on the Top 100 chart.

The band promoted the single with a Top Of The Pops appearance which was the first time they had performed the song in any form. Only Joe's vocals were live.

"Slang" was then played "live" for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand during the first show of the Slang world tour at the end of May.

This song marked a slight change in direction for the band's sound with Rick Allen playing acoustic drums for the first time since 1981's 'High 'n' Dry' album.

It was originally recorded under a different title - 'Raise Your Love' as revealed in February 2014 on the 'Slang Deluxe Edition' album. The original version included among the many bonus tracks.

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