Friday, 17 October 2014

Under The Influence: Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)

The Beatles gave us something we wouldn't have otherwise had because they spent so long in the studio with Lennon and McCartney no doubt saying, 'What does that machine do? What happens if we turn it upside down?'. When Leppard were in the studio with Mutt Lange we said, 'we wouldn't have been able to do this if The Beatles hadn't done it first'. They showed everybody the way. Our production techniques were influenced by what they were doing on Sgt. Pepper, the White Album... That influenced us more than us trying to rip off their chord structures.

Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) in Classic Rock Magazine

This is a guest post by Martin Quibell

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