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

    COD is actually pretty underated, Id class that one a pretty decent song, Breaking The Rules was pretty average too, I dont mind it but it doesnt do much for me.
     
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    Cosmic Harmony Senior Member

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

    I have to admit that I have never heard anything off of this album other than the title track and couldn't even name any other songs on it but after listening to "Snowballed" and "Evil Walks" I feel like I might want to investigate a bit deeper out of curiosity if nothing else.

    A solid review, Riff Raff. :good
     
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    stepcousin stuck in the 70's

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

    I bought this album the day it came out back in '81. I think it is almost as good as Back In Black but not quite. To me it is their last truly awesome album. Certainly better than anything they put out in the next decade or so.
     
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    Re: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You) (1981)

    Going to have to admit whilst I still like this album, from an objective stand point there are problems with it. Mutt Lange I give credit for Highway to Hell and Back In Blacks production but with this one he overproduced it, it does not have the same level of strength in the music that it did on previous albums. This comes down to the problem of following up a monumental album or two. Flick of the Switch for me was a far better album because it went back to a much harder edge. Good album For Those but not as awesome as I made it out to be months ago.
     
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    Re: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You) (1981)

    saw them on the tour way back, big cannons at side of stage

    decent follow up to back in black with some good tracks on the album

    interest though started to fade after this album
     
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    Re: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock ( We Salute You) (1981)

    Not as great and memorable as Back In Black but I still always looked at these two albums as Back To Back go together releases. Was an exciting time for the band. Nice to see a review on it. Back In Black will always overshadow it, but it's nice to see it given some praise from time to time.

    :grinthumb
     
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    Big Ears Music Lover

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

    Brian Johnson still had songwriting credits at this stage.
     
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    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

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    He did until after Blow Up Your Video.
     
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    runningshoes Great White North

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

    Why did he stop writing the lyrics?
     
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    Had personal problems I read in their biography.
     

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