Def Leppard’s titanic Hysteria turned 25 this year and guitarist Phil Collen spoke with Guitar World about the creation of the studio monster. Aside from gear and vocal tracking, he describes the famous guitar layering of the album’s title track:
I’ve heard the rumors taken as far as people saying we did the entire album one string at a time, which is crazy! We really only did it on the bridge in “Hysteria.” If I remember correctly it was just Mutt and me, sitting in a little jingle studio in Dublin, with me playing the part on one string, then stopping and doing it again on the next string and so on.
Read it all at GW.