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September 22, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

When I hear “Photograph” is #1 on the charts, I think of Def Leppard... although I'm sure Ed is swell

I don't know much about musician Ed sheeran. There's really no reason I would, as his style of music clashes with my devotion to 80's rock, heavy metal, and a nominal amount of techno. These days I'm quite attuned to his name because radio DJs keep telling me "Photograph is coming up next." and the next thing I hear is distinctly NOT Def Leppard. This Ed Sheeran has apparently made quite a name for himself with this title that I consider decisively Def Leppard.

In the early 2000s I went to a Guitar Center with a buddy and he began pounding out Def Leppard's Photograph and everyone stopped, looked, and smiled. It brought back a lot of memories - even back then. A few weeks ago I found a live Def Leppard CD at Newbury Comics which reminded me that I never got around to buying Def Leppard's Pyromania album.

I rarely buy CDs at Best Buy, but I was taking a look at their selection of amiibo today, when I decided to stroll through their dwindling selection of music. There is was! Pyromania at Best Buy of all places.

Rare Replay promo In my haste during the 80s, I neglected to buy Pyromania, but I did pick up a couple of Greatest Hits albums. Those sufficed, but none of them contained "Rock Rock (Till You Drop)". Needless to say, this is tragic, thus my need to get the full Pyromania CD. Best Buy to the rescue for under $5!

Pyromania came out in 1983, so I pulled out a few Atari 2600 carts also released in that year... almost a decade before the release (his parents may prefer, birth) of Ed Sheeran.

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