Posts Tagged ‘AC/DC’

ACDCHighwayToHell

Highway to Hell is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year from over-consumption of alcohol. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_to_Hell

ACDCBackInBlack

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. By the late 1970s, AC/DC began to achieve significant popularity outside their native Australia, with high-energy live performances and a string of successful albums. In 1979, they paired with producer Lange and recorded their international breakthrough, Highway to Hell. Shortly before the recording of their follow-up, lead vocalist Bon Scott died after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group continued on with ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson.

Back in Black was recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas in spring 1980. The area was hit by tropical storms at the time, making the sessions difficult at times. Johnson penned the album’s lyrics and melodies, while guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young composed the music. Its musical content consists of hard rock-styled numbers with lyrics relating to sex, alcohol, partying and rock and roll. Lange demanded perfection in the band’s recordings, particularly on Johnson’s vocals. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Scott.

Their sixth international release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success: it has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide. Its enormous sales figures have made it tied for the second-highest-selling album in history. The band supported the album with a year-long world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. Back in Black received positive critical reception at the time of its release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of “greatest” albums. Since its initial release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_in_Black (from ACDC.com) http://www.acdc.com/us/music/back-black

ACDCFlyOnTheWall

Fly on the Wall is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s ninth internationally released studio album and the tenth to be released in Australia. All songs were written by Angus Young (guitar), Malcolm Young (guitar), and Brian Johnson (vocals). The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_on_the_Wall_%28AC/DC_album%29

ACDCLetThereBeRock

Let There Be Rock is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s third internationally released studio album and the fourth to be released in Australia. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott. It was originally released on 21 March 1977 in Australia on the Albert Productions label. A modified international edition was released on 23rd of July 1977 on Atlantic Records. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_There_Be_Rock

ACDCPowerage

Today in 1978, Australian hard rock band AC/DC released “Powerage”, their fourth internationally released album. Wikipedia has details of this album, unfortunately they have the release date wrong. The official date listed on AC/DC’s website is May 25th, 1978.

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerage

AC/DC link: http://www.acdc.com/us/music/powerage

ACDCWhoMadeWho

Today in 1986, AC/DC released “Who Made Who” as the soundtrack to the Stephen King movie “Maximum Overdrive”. Read more about this album at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Made_Who

(Wikipedia has the release date wrong, the official AC/DC website lists it as 05/24/1986)

ACDCHighVoltage

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the release of AC/DC’s High Voltage. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Voltage_(1976_album)