At first glance it seems a German tongue-twisters, in reality, although many people tried to give an interpretation, it seems to own the copyright whether it’s a sing-song nonsense. Rock Of Ages , one of the most famous Def Leppard’s songs, opens with this “sentence”. The “Hair Metal” band from Sheffield that in 1983, with the album Pyromania, reached its greatest success in the United States and warned the public around the world, accidentally found the inspiration that led to the birth of this song: Joe Elliott, during a practice session, stumbled into a little book probably belonging to a child who had occupied the studio with his own choir before the band, and leafing it he found the words “Rock Of Ages” and so decided to write a song with that title.
Group members have often said jokingly that it would translate, “running through the forest silently” but Mutt Lange, producer of the british band said that the four words “gunter glieben glauchen Globen” are nothing more than an eccentric gibberish that Def Leppard used to launch the intro of the song during the recording sessions: nothing more, nothing less than “one, two, three, four ..”
In any case, the gag within the group liked and others bands, in the following years, decided to dust it off: it’s the the case of The Offspring, in 1998, who introduced, with these four abstruse words, their famous hit “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) or Puffy AmiYumi that did the same in “Call Me What You Like (If You Like Rock-N-Roll)” (2006).