AC/DC - the Definitive History

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Arguably the world's greatest rock band, AC/DC have earned their place in the annals of music history. For almost three decades these master craftsmen have distilled the essence of rock 'n' roll, intoxicating each new generation of rock fans with their take-no-prisoners attitude and no-nonsense live shows. Through the extensive files of Kerrang and Sounds, this book tells the true story of AC/DC's phenomenal career -- from their days as a covers band in Sydney. Australia, in the early 70s, through the years of ...
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Overview

Arguably the world's greatest rock band, AC/DC have earned their place in the annals of music history. For almost three decades these master craftsmen have distilled the essence of rock 'n' roll, intoxicating each new generation of rock fans with their take-no-prisoners attitude and no-nonsense live shows. Through the extensive files of Kerrang and Sounds, this book tells the true story of AC/DC's phenomenal career -- from their days as a covers band in Sydney. Australia, in the early 70s, through the years of world domination and intense tragedy, to the present day and their recognition as true rock legends. With new material bringing the AC/DC story right up to date, plus a selection of classic photographs, this is essential reading for every rock fan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753505892
  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: The Kerrang! Files Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
1 Drums, Geetars, Lights--Action! The early days before the formation of the band 13
2 A Li'l Shock Treatment: The formative years of the band in Australia and the recording of the first albums 23
3 Dirty Promises: The relocation to the UK, 1976 35
4 And the Geetar Man Played Geetar: The 'Let There Be Rock' era, 1977 45
5 Hello, Americaaahhh! AC/DC conquer the States, 1977 55
6 A Coming of Age: The 'Powerage' era, 1978 63
7 All Hell Breakin' Loose: The 'Highway To Hell' era 1979-80, and the introduction of producer 'Mutt' Lange 73
8 Death of a Supreme Salesman: The Death of Bon Scott, 1980 85
9 Feel the Black Wind: The introduction of Brian Johnson and recording of 'Back In Black', 1980 97
10 We, Monsters! The Donington appearances, 1981/1984/1991 113
11 Cannon Fodder: The 'For Those About To Rock' era, 1981-83 125
12 Switched On, Fired Up! The 'Flick Of The Switch' era: the departure of drummer Phil Rudd, 1983/84 137
13 Flying in Overdrive: The 'Fly On The Wall'/'Who Made Who' era, 1985 149
14 The All-Electric Blow-Job! The 'Blow Up Your Video' era, 1988-90 161
15 On the Cutting Edge: The 'Razor's Edge' era, the replacement of drummer Simon Wright, 1990-93 173
16 Going Live ... and Beyond! Bringing the story up to date 187
The UK Discography: AC/DC's Rock legacy detailed 203
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