Label: Vertigo - VOG4-1-3319 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
The album was a shift away from the band's traditional heavy metal roots toward more radio-friendly glam metal and hard rockfinding massive mainstream success. Pyromania charted at No. The album was partially recorded with original guitarist Pete Williswhose rhythm guitar tracks appear on all songs.
Toward the end of the recording sessions, Willis was fired for excessive alcohol abuse, and was replaced by guitarist Phil Collenwho Baby Mine - Barbara Cook - The Disney Album a few guitar solos as well as additional guitar parts that had not yet been recorded by Willis.
The album can also be seen as a transitional one between the heavy metal sound of their first two albums and the beginning of the radio-friendly direction of later releases. Pyromania has received mostly positive reviews, being commonly considered, along with its follow-up, Hysteriaone of the band's finest efforts to date, and one of "Mutt" Lange's best productions.
David Fricke of Rolling Stone praised Leppard for putting "much-needed fire back on the radio", producing sophisticated music "more emotionally charged than most of the synthesized disco that passes for 'modern music'" over the airwaves; adding that the band "may not be highly original, but they mean what they play" and "Lange's artfully busy mix" easily covers up any fault.
In contrast, Canadian journalist Martin Popoff considers Pyromania the beginning of Leppard's "creative degeneration" and criticizes Foolin - Def Leppard - Pyromania "painstaking approach to detail" that strips the album "of its sweat and grit", making it sound "phony".
He put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'I heard your album — it's the reason I've split the band. I can't compete with that. I wish I had been brave enough to shove him up against the wall and say, 'Well, make a better album then! With its melodic hooks and heavy MTV exposure, Pyromania became a massive success, and was a major catalyst for the s melodic hard rock movement.
It has since sold over ten million there and been certified diamond. Not Words" made the top 40 of the Top Rock Tracks chart. In Canada, "Rock of Ages" charted highest at Light In Dust - Ulaan Passerine - Light In Dust. The hard rock nature of the songs Ficheria - Insensibilidad Energica - Tensión Vivencial in some Top 40 radio stations choosing to play only one or two of the singles, rather than all three.
It also topped the chart at many album-oriented rock stations such as Q in Toronto. Inthe album was ranked No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album. For the disorder, see Foolin - Def Leppard - Pyromania . Def Leppard. Archived from the original on 8 December Retrieved 2 April All Media Network. Retrieved 14 September Official Charts Company.
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