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22Aug/1025

153 different nicknames (or so) for your favorite Def Leppard recording engineer

This weekend a friend of mine asked me if I had the liner notes handy for the Hysteria album by Def Leppard.

Why?

In the liner notes, the band give album engineer Nigel Green (assistant to album producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange) an extended tribute (and paragraph of his own) featuring 153 different nicknames that take the concept of an inside joke to the next level, 153 times over.  With the extended process and amount of time that it took for the band to give birth to the album, it's understandable that the band would be grateful to Green and everyone involved with finally getting Hysteria ready for the masses.  Why does Green get the spotlight?  Your guess is as good as mine...

I figured that this could easily be found somewhere online, but surprisingly enough, it was nowhere to be found (which I guess is probably why he was asking me for these details).  So I typed all of the nicknames out and figured that I'd share the paragraph here for anyone else that might need it in the future.

Enjoy -

This brings us to our final list. This list is very important. This list is very, very special because every once in a great while when you make an album (especially an album which takes as long as this one has or has suffered as many problems as this one,) someone comes along who is so important, so influential, so inspiring that he merits his own list. Such a person is: Nigel "Captain Love, Admiral Amour, Oberfuerher Liebbe, Private Parts, Lieutenant Lust, Dictator, Gander, Resevoir, No Grammy, Giotto, Tea Spoon, Shelalagh, Brick, Ayatollah, Soilent, Godfather, Alloy, Gang, Benolyn Boy, Woodley, Guinness, Mole, Microwave Man, Tea Bagger, Raging Bull, Pork Mode, Too Loud, Sellafield, Contra, Pony, Patch, Arnold, Atlas, Nuclear, Rivet, Rad, Le Wimpo, Thatcher, Reagan, CIA, Vladivostok, Windscale, Sizewell, Atom Boy, French Tickle, Kitten, Wooly, Snikker, Stuffy, Yeti, Redken, Thrombosis, Opposite Man, D.I.Y., Golden Brown, Gunslinger, Doxon of Dick, Two Thousand, Nuke 'Em, Barracuda, Foot Off, Chink, Varnishing By Numbers, Brutus, Gamesmanship, Nervous, Bolleau The Bore, Gum, Gospel, Gordon Blurr Bus Bludgeon, Has Been, Shower Tray, Mole, Steinman, Schipol, Sealink, Holyhead, Jolly Giant, Yo-ho-ho, Breast Stroke, Victim, Gone, Willy Nilly, Broken Man, Good-Hew, Christmas Mix, Track Sheet, Travolta, Lord of the Manor, Housebreaker, I'll Go If You Go, Wangler, Bingo, Bungling Cheese Burglar, Nero The Never Been, Panatella, Crow, Hewitt, Comrade, Cuban, Castro, Red, Goose Tone, Stallion Boy, Stud, New Glow, Black Shadow, Willesden Dodger, Manalishi, Jelly Baby, Country Life, Hypo, Knitting, Bomber, Hearing Aid, Genius, Just One More, Can't Fly, Influenza, Go Again the Barbarian, Defector, Club Class, Links, Input, Pharaoh, Caesar, Nugel Groin, Crumb, Presto, Wildlife, Fun Bags, Quivering, Nurse, Bed Pan, Valium, Safari, National Health, Ambulance, VCR Warhol, Fellini, Crumpet, Gallstone, Dolby, Boom Boy, Puzzled, Moth, Tea Taster, Brandy, Bolognaise, Condom, Tampon, Raw Ring" Green.

Def Leppard salutes "Captain Love" for his contributions to the creation of this record. If you delve into this list, you, too, will understand and appreciate this man's importance (not to mention the entire history of the world since 1984!).


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  • Stein-Hoist

    It’s Steinman…which is scary.

  • Matt

    Where’s the Jim Steinman tie-in? All of the above nicknames? I know they didn’t get along, so it would make sense that they would have been sarcastic about it in the liner notes.