Wasted (Def Leppard song)

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Single by Def Leppard
from the album On Through the Night
Released 17 November 1979[1]
Format Vinyl single
Recorded September 1979
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:45
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Joe Elliot, Steve Clark
Producer(s) Nick Tauber with Def Leppard
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Rocks Off"
"Hello America"

Wasted” is a song by British rock band Def Leppard. It is the first single and seventh track from their debut album On Through the Night.

The recording featured on the single is a different version from the On Through the Night LP. The B-Side on the single is “Hello America”, which is also a different recording from the LP. These alternate, single-only versions of “Wasted” and “Hello America” have never been released on CD, except on bootlegs. The record was produced by Nick Tauber, whom the band selected because of his previous clients, particularly Thin Lizzy. Two other songs, "Rock Brigade" (also a re-recording) and "Glad I‘m Alive,” were recorded during the session but were shelved when the band’s management were displeased with the production, thus resulting in "Wasted" and "Hello America" being released as singles. Tauber’s versions of “Rock Brigade” and “Glad I’m Alive” remain unreleased.

Although Def Leppard has all but disowned On Through the Night, “Wasted” has nonetheless been played live occasionally on most tours to the present – being the only song from that album apart from six performances of “Rock Brigade” in 2005 and 2013 to be performed since the completion of the Pyromania tour.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK Vinyl, 7", Single

  1. "Wasted"
  2. "Hello America"


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