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My favourite is Dance on the Volcano.
Someone pointed out to me what time signature this song is in, its weird. Its been years so Ive forgotten what it is, but next time you listen to it theres a studder in it, it skips a beat. It is a really good song, and there probably isnt a better one to open the record.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
@CleverNickName

In all seriousness, what I remember about Hysteria is two things now:
1. I don't know if it's my memory tricking me, but I feel like every ... single ... song ... on that album charted. Every one. And IIRC, the one that they released first was Women, which was ... not the strongest single.

2. Pour some sugar on me has had a certain reputation since then for being played in disreputable establishments.

But I really remember their second album (technically, their third I think, but the second I knew) which was Pyromania. Because when that was released, we had Pyromania and Seven and the Ragged Tiger (Duran Duran) playing constantly while playing D&D. SO I forever associate the year 1983, and first playing all those "golden age" modules, with Photograph and New Moon on Monday.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Anthology and Madonna's Like a Virgin from a second hand record shop in 1984. I was 12 and my tastes eclectic, though at one point I had every Miracles album on tape (until the collection was stolen) :(
 

Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Anthology and Madonna's Like a Virgin from a second hand record shop in 1984. I was 12 and my tastes eclectic, though at one point I had every Miracles album on tape (until the collection was stolen) :(
Ecclectic is good. I have a Micheal Bolton album. :-D

(Sucks that people steal other people's stuff.)
 

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream and Other Delights, 1965

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2. Pour some sugar on me has had a certain reputation since then for being played in disreputable establishments.
Unless their something Im missing, some hidden meaning please enlighten me. But when you write the lyrics, "Do You Take Sugar? One Lump or Two" I don't see how they can be taken seriously any longer. Def Leppard were weird because they werent quite hair metal and not quite heavy metal, I wouldnt call them hard rock either, their early stuff sure but by Hysteria IDK what they were. Id guess the producer, Mutt Lange iirc, probably had a big hand in shaping that album.
 


Retreater

Legend
No regret to be had.

My first 4-track tape was April Wine (The Nature for the Beast). I listened to Sign of the Gypsy Queen over and over until the tape got caught in the wheels during a rewind !
That is one of my "D&D" albums. My group would play listening to that album (as well as Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, and the Cult). Just listening to it makes me want to roll a d20.
 




Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
That is one of my "D&D" albums. My group would play listening to that album (as well as Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, and the Cult). Just listening to it makes me want to roll a d20.
LOL!

My D&D theme is 'Mortal Combat'. I have it on cue on iPhone. Whenever the players roll really bad I start it. I swear to you they start rolling great! Works every time. :-D
 


My group would play listening to that album
Its pretty sad how streaming, youtube and the ability to download any song on an album singly has basically destroyed the concept of listening to a record start to finish. I dont listen to music much anymore unless Im hanging out with people drinking but when we do everyone wants to cherry pick this song or that and heaven forbid you try to play a full album.
 

Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
Its pretty sad how streaming, youtube and the ability to download any song on an album singly has basically destroyed the concept of listening to a record start to finish. I dont listen to music much anymore unless Im hanging out with people drinking but when we do everyone wants to cherry pick this song or that and heaven forbid you try to play a full album.
That is why I have Chill Lounge albums. They listen to them from beginning to end without ever noticing. But when the album end some one says "who stopped the music?"
 


Though this has nothing to do with albums, but on the topic of D&D background music. I had several players who'd signed to play in my Lost City of the Elders ask me what it was like. I responded at my blog with "listen to this". Matt Ulemen rules!

 

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