Monday, January 20, 2014

Music Monday - Def Leppard: Lets Get Rocked

With the Monday blues upon most of us I thought what about how to get us all moving and well Def Leppard is the way! Yes its a bit older, but who can resist the sounds of the amazing rock band. 
The first song released on their highly anticipated Adrenalize it hit the number one spot on Billboard's Top 100 way back in 1992
The song was accompanied by a then state-of-the-art computer animated music video, which is believed to be one of the most groundbreaking CG music videos created along with "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, both of which were directed by Steve Barron. The video consists of the band playing in a computer generated stadium on top of an LED lit stage in the shape of the flag of the United Kingdom, along with CGI animated scenes featuring a character named Flynn, based on Bart Simpson according to lead singer Joe Elliott. Flynn is seen in various moments of a typical day of a teenager's life, which include being berated by his father to do chores, or sexual activity from his girlfriend.

The song was first used in the 1992 film Encino Man, but it does not appear on the film's soundtrack. The song has also been used to promote the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live alumnus Tina Fey. It was also featured in the film Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg. Professional darts player Dean Winstanley also uses the song as his walk-on music.

A line from the song was indirectly used by Stewie Griffin in the Family Guy episode "Road to the Multiverse" with both Stewie and Brian being in a Flinstones universe, In which Stewie quotes this song by saying, "Let's get the rock outta here".

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