Crowley's Cut of the Day - Foolin'

January 30, 2018

© Steve Flynn | 2014 Sep 28

Def Leppard: "Foolin'"

Album: Pyromania

Year: 1983

Writers: Joe Elliott, Steve Clarke and Mutt Lange

Song Facts: Peaked at number-28 on the Billboard Hot 100, but hit number-nine on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Background: Guitarist Phil Collen replaced Pete Willis in Def Leppard during the recording of Pyromania and appears in the video for "Foolin'." But it was he band's other guitarist, the late Steve Clarke, who co-wrote it with singer Joe Elliott and producer Mutt Lange. Collen says it was a groundbreaking song for the band.

 

Phil Collen Talks "Foolin' "

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen on what stood out to him about their acoustic-based classic “Foolin’.”