AC/DC (Official Thread)

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I didn't see an AC/DC thread so here goes.

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February 17, 1975 High Voltage (Australia only)
December, 1975 T.N.T. (Australia only)
May 15, 1976 High Voltage (International)
December 17, 1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
June 23, 1977 Let There Be Rock
May 25, 1978 Powerage
July 27, 1979 Highway to Hell
July 25, 1980 Back in Black
November 23, 1981 For Those About to Rock We Salute You
August 15, 1983 Flick of the Switch
June 28, 1985 Fly on the Wall
February 1, 1988 Blow Up Your Video
September 24, 1990 The Razors Edge
September 22, 1995 Ballbreaker
February 25, 2000 Stiff Upper Lip
October 20, 2008 Black Ice
November 28, 2014 Rock or Bust



AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band are commonly classified as hard rock and are considered a pioneer of heavy metal, they have always classified their music as rock and roll.

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership remained stable until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. The band recorded their highly successful album Highway to Hell in 1979. Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but soon ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released their best-selling album, Back in Black.

The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright, though the band resurged in the early 1990s with the release of The Razor's Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 (after Chris Slade, whom was with the band from 1990–1994, was asked to leave in favour of him) and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics. Since then, the band has stayed the same with the 1980-1983 lineup. The band's most recent album, Black Ice, was released on 20 October 2008. It was their biggest hit on the charts since "For Those About to Rock, reaching #1 on all the charts eventually.

As of 2008, AC/DC have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States. Back in Black has sold an estimated 45 million units worldwide, making it the highest-selling album by any band and the 2nd highest-selling album in history, behind Thriller by Michael Jackson. The album has sold 22 million in the US alone, where it is the fifth-highest-selling album. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and was named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV. In 2004, the band was ranked number 72 in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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I love AC/DC so here's a thread to commemorate one of the greatest bands of the 80's:cheers:
 
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Re: The Official AC/DC Thread

AC/DC had a number of great hits in their early days ("It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)", "T.N.T.", "Problem Child", "Big Balls"), but as far as albums go, I don't think it gets any better than Highway To Hell, Back In Black and For Those About To Rock We Salute You. :cheers:
 

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I really wasn't a big fan of them in the Bon Scott years but there are some very good songs from that time frame.
 

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All I can say is nice thread dude! And you were nervous about the Motley one? Looks like you learned pretty well from MP! :grinthumb I'm not the hugest fan but You Shook Me All Night Long is a great song to headbang to on the dance floor! The hick bars down here love AC/DC! :grinthumb
 

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Aussie pride!

These guys rock. I don't care how many times they've written the same song, at least it's a good song ;)

That's right. AC/DC turned me on to hard rock and subsequently metal. Australia rules!!! :bow:
 

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I really wasn't a big fan of them in the Bon Scott years but there are some very good songs from that time frame.

That's the opposite of everyone else:wtf:
Im kidding:D
I really don't get all the ragging on Johnson, he brought his own thing to the band and kept the bad boy thing Bon Scott had, I like Bon scott a bit more because he's a bit more versatile than Johnson and more versatile than he shows with AC/DC, if you watch some bootlegs or listen to unofficially released you can see he has more than just balls out rock n roll up his sleeve, he can get softer and even heavier if he wants

I don't think AC/DC has an album I will not listen to and enjoy, I even like the ones everyone else make so much fun of, they aren't really the greatest, but I've heard worse--Powerage and Blow Up Your Video would be those ones that a lot of folks seem to hate on....I do love their more "well recieved" albums as well, Highway To Hell, Stiff Upper Lip, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and Fly On The Wall are some favorites, I also love the DVD's, I almost was able to see them live, but they sold out:heheh: Good for them, lousy for me, I was honestly going to pay the 90 bucks for a ticket!.. it was 90 for every seat, horrible or front row... 90 bucks lol, its ridiculous, but AC/DC was the band that started this horrible downward spiral into the depths of rock n roll that you all know me as today:heheh: Fifth grade, I heard "Down Payment Blues" and I was hooked...:eek:hyeah:
 

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:grinthumb LOVE AC/DC!

They have, and always will be, in my top 3 favourite rock bands (the other 2 positions are probably inter-changeable lol).

Riff Raff is a great song to cut loose to;
 

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I love the intro on Riff Raff, it just hits such a perfect note and pumps me up, I was covering it in a band for a little while, but I couldn't do those opening chords justice... I can't get the same attack Angus has:bonk:
 

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