“Gunter gleiben glauchen globen” is the intro to The Offspring’s Pretty Fly For a White Guy, but you first heard it as the intro to Def Leppard’s hit, Rock of Ages.
And now, Def Lep’s drummer, Rick Allen, has finally set the record straight.
In a recent vid, Allen says it was producer Mutt Lange who came up with it.
“He was getting so tired of saying ‘1,2,3,4’ whenever we counted in. He wanted to inject a bit of humour in there,” he said.
And for those who reck it’s German, Allen said that it was, again, all Lange.
“I guess ‘Gunter gleiben glauchen globen’ is some Germanic-sounding language. I wouldn’t put it past Mutt because he actually speaks Dutch.”
Now you know.