Just like i spoke of in a recent review of there being two Black Sabbath’s, without a shadow of a doubt, 100%, without question, in the same breath…there are two AC/DCs
Who reigns supreme though Scott? or Johnson? Would be interested to hear your thoughts.
This album dropped at a time when it was still acceptable to whip children in school, and topless women calendars were displayed on the walls of car mechanic garages across the nation, I remember both of those things vividly, with somewhat different emotions.
This album was one of my first entries into the world of rock music debauchery. No band has in my eyes ever written hooks and chord progressions like these guys. I could say Angus Young is a genius but that would be a disservice to the other band members, each of whom pull together in such perfect harmony.
My brother was heavily into rock & metal back then, and every young boy looks up to their big bro, I still do to this day. My love of the harder sides of music was something that he introduced me to and it has stuck with me throughout my entire life.
AC/DC are still a band that I listen to when I need to psych myself up, get a little bit of instant attitude, or just put some shite into perspective, which Is a hell of lot.
I have many many favourite tracks spread over many of their albums but Highway To Hell is in the top two for its sheer level of hookery throughout. This album is TIGHT! on every level and I say that with immense confidence.
You will struggle to find a collection of power chords on a par with this album, anywhere! The songs, vocals, musicianship and production on here have enough energy to power a small country.
People still sing AC/DC songs not releasing the heavyweight innuendo in nearly every song. Never will you hear the sexual act explained in such a subtle, artistic, but non crass way.
This record is just perfection to me.
RIP Bon Scott
RIP Malcolm Young