AC/DC, Back In Black (1980)
Just bought this – just the other day. The great AC/DC album – and you can argue for one or two others if you like, but this is the one. In fact there are only three AC/DC albums I’m really (completely) interested in. And one or two others that I don’t mind. I love the band. Right time/right place. Loved seeing them live, and I guess I’m on a bit of a kick again having interviewed Mick Wall and reviewed his great book about the band. That certainly was the trigger for picking this up. A favourite for many years – an album that actually manages to, I think, transcend the band and the genre. By that I mean people own this that don’t like AC/DC and aren’t that fussed by metal/hard-rock. Of course AccaDacca fans and rock/metal fans own it too. The fans have never abandoned it because it’s the popular one; the fans’ embracing of it has made it the popular one. Helps, maybe, that it has some myth attached to it – the new boy (actually already an old boy) came on the scene and did he even write any of the lyrics or were they the last of what Bon had for this world? A lot of them feel/sound like Bon Scott lyrics. Don’t they? Anyway, it’s Mutt Lange that must be thanked for this. Not a dud on the album. And I’m in love with it all over again. One of rock’n’roll/hard-rock/metal’s greatest pop albums. Every song a gem. Right?
Sample Track: Rock’n’Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
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