Review: Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked.

This track was released in 1992 on the album Adrenalize.

The track starts with a vocal, then a guitar element. The backup vocals then come in as well as the bass guitar.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse. Backup vocals also help things along here. From there, the guitars pick up on things right as the track goes into the main chorus.

The track then pulls back as the vocals take the track into the next verse. The bass guitar is more exposed in this section. Backup vocals come in to help things along. A violin also makes an appearance here as well. From there, the vocals gradually take the track into the next round in the main chorus.

From there, the vocals take the track into a more emphasized verse. A semi-instrumental section comes in. After a bit, the guitar solo comes in. This is actually a short solo. After that, the main vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. This version is actually a somewhat extended version of the main chorus.

After that, the track winds up with some vocals and the guitars finishing off the track.

I have to admit, this track does divide me. This is largely thanks to the lyrics. On the one hand, the lyrics in the verses actually paint a rather vivid story line. Not only does it paint a story line, but a story line that a lot of younger people can relate to. This is a big strength in this track. On the other hand, the main chorus is such a big rock cliche. It makes the track sound like a dime a dozen hair metal tracks from the early 90s that just sound annoying and bad today. It annoys me that both extremes are found on the exact same track. If I take an average and say the lyrics are decent, it will never satisfy both extremes. So, I’ll say I’m neutral on them.

One thing that bothers me is that the guitar solo is so short. It starts sounding like something that is really good only to end so quickly. So, that admittedly disappointed me.

The backup vocals do sound good. Not only do they provide a nice counterbalance to the main vocals (which isn’t bad either), but they also personify one of the characters pretty well in a surprising manner.

Generally speaking, there are things about this track that prevent me from saying it’s a great track. Still, it’s not a bad track either. There are some good things going for it. The lyrics are both great and cliche at the same time. The guitar solo is a bit short, but otherwise sound good. The backup vocals are nicely done. So, a track that is pretty solid.

Score
7.5/10

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