AC/DC: Album by Album

AC/DC                                                               MARTIN POPOFF

Formed in 1973, AC/DC became one of the most popular and bestselling bands in rock history with their no-frills approach toloud, heavy, and sweat-drenched blues-based rock music. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band’s discography by moderating in-depth and entertaining conversations about all 16 of AC/DC’s studio albums, every page illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography and rare memorabilia.

Popoff gathers 17 rock journalists and authors who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique history of the band, covering everything from early lineups; the role played by the Youngs’ older brother, George; the songwriting and legendary antics of original vocalist Bon Scott; the mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; the debut of singer Brian Johnson on the band’s mega breakthrough, Back in Black; the band’s fallow 1980s and 1990s resurgence; and later difficulties, such as Malcolm’s onset of dementia and the legal problems of drummer Phil Rudd. 

PAT'S REVIEW

This is a book for any fan of AC/DC, the author takes you through each of their albums from the first to their last. You get pictures, a workup on the album cover art, how the songs were picked and the difference between the UK release and the US release. You get a look at the songwriting and he also takes opinions of journalists on what their opinion was on each album. You also get a look into some of the tours as well. Also, the top songs from each album and how the album did and how songs did on the charts in both the UK and the US. I found this to be a very good book about the band and about each album and for me, as a record collector I would love to find an Australian release of their first album because of the artwork and the songs were different as well. For me, I have liked “Highway to Hell”, the last with Bon Scott as the lead singer and “Back in Black”. Overall as a music fan of rock and roll and as a record collector, I found this to be a very good book, and if you are a fan of AC/DC just the better and a must read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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