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AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (1981)

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  1. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

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    Track listing.
    1. For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)
    2. I Put The Finger On You
    3. Lets Get it Up
    4. Inject the Venom
    5. Snowballed
    6. Evil Walks
    7. C.O.D
    8. Breaking the Rules
    9. Night of the Long Knives
    10. Spellbound

    Welcome to my review of Ac/dcs follow up to what was their monster album in Back in Black in terms of success. Whenever a band makes one of those legendary releases, often they can become a victim of that success in terms of how can they follow it up. For Those About to Rock for me it has very memorable songs but also has extremely forgettable tunes like Spellbound, Inject the Venom, again my opinion cant love every Ac/dc song.
    I prefer to look at this record as anything but a Back in Black followup as when you compare, obviously this one is a huge let down but as an album it is pretty damn good even though and the band says this themselves it does sound over produced. Ill post videos of my favourite songs on this album, as I said it has forgettable tunes as well, not to bash on anyone who likes them, that is just my honest opinion on them :)


     
  2. Lynch

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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    In my opinion, the title track is one of THE most epic opening (and/or title) tracks in the history of rock. The whole album is good, but for ****'s sake, how can you possibly top that track? And this is coming from a band that has a slew of fantastic title tracks.




    I dare even the most casual of AC/DC fans to listen to this song and NOT crank up the volume and tear off the knob!
     
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  3. Riff Raff

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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    The title track is a big rock anthem. Most of the album is great.
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    Bloody great tune.



    This one too.

     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    I always liked Inject the Venom and I still think that Spellbound wasn't too bad. Worst thing about Spellbound was it's track placement (for me). C.O.D. was probably one of my least liked tunes on the album, not to say it's bad, but just didn't do much for me compared to the others.
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    As I said it wasn't meant to be a bash on those songs but they didn't really do anything for me which is rare with Ac/dc lol
    Snowballed was good, Evil Walks too.
    Night of the Long Knives was underated.
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    Oh I know, i was just saying that I liked both of those. We can't all like everything the same.

    :cheers2
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    I will say Spellbound and Inject are better then some songs off Fly on the Wall like Danger and Blow Up Your Video songs like Some Sin For Nuthin.
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    Great album that was overshadowed by it's predecessor.



    Agreed, and after the title track, my favorite song on the album.
     
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    Re: Ac/dc - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You)

    Good review. My favorite AC/DC song is the title track, and there are some other excellent songs on the album as well.
     

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