Short Takes: Apr. 20, 1992

MUSIC

Thunder at the Top of the Charts

"DO YOU WANNA GET ROCKED?" shouts DEF LEPPARD on its new album, Adrenalize (Mercury). The answer, judging by the way the record has beaten Springsteen to the top spot on the pop charts, is a thunderous yes. The British band offers its trademark formula: a sonic avalanche of crunching power chords, rock-solid rhythms and surprisingly tuneful vocals. The lyrics remain gleefully sophomoric. On Make Love Like a Man, singer Joe Elliott pleads, "Don't call me gigolo./ Don't call me Casanova./ Just call me on the phone, and baby c'mon over." The Leps may...

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