Def Leppard’s Virtual Reality

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Def Leppard, “Let’s Get Rocked” (Mercury, 1992)

Remember when you were a kid, and one of the more fun things to do while listening to your favorite hair metal jams of the day was to make up lyrics to the song, then sing them incessantly, until they almost overtook the songs real lyrics? No? Nobody ever did that? What the fuck? Well, we did, and one of our favorite songs to rock-mock was Def Leppard’s “Let’s Get Rocked.” Our choice of lyric switching was: “Let’s collect, let’s collect, let’s collect, let’s collect rocks!”…as if we were the cool kids making fun of future geologists everywhere. Little did we know, way back in 1992, that the real reason to poke fun of this song would be for the horrible virtual reality inspired graphics that litter the video. Armaggedon it? Hardly. — Ryan Allen