FERG BLURBS -- Def Leppard Decides To Cover Depeche Mode

English Hard Rock Meets English New Wave

August 9, 2018

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Not to be left out in the current Cover Song(s) War happening between Weezer and Toto, Def Leppard decided last month to take their shot at the alternative and new wave giants Depeche Mode with a wonderful cover of "Personal Jesus" for Spotify Sessions. Listen to this:

I think Def Leppard plays it a lot more down the middle than I expected, while beefing up the guitars and adding some of their signature vocal harmonies. It's a really, really strong cover, and they did it as part of a series with Spotify where they also recorded a different take of their own song, "Hysteria." Give it a listen here:

Rolling Stone has a lot more info if you're into that. 


-- Ferg