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Thursday, August 7 2014

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC: Back in Black

It's one of the biggest selling albums of all time and, according to former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, "the greatest resurrection of a band in history". But how much of Back in Black was the work of the late Bon Scott?


Thursday, July 31 2014

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC: Riff Raff

Powerage is regarded by aficionados, including Keith Richards and Gene Simmons, as the band's finest album. But its commercial failure had major repercussions behind the scenes.


Reviews

Monday, May 27 2013

Anthrax: Anthems

Anthrax has a great time showing their chops as classic rockers and this might be surprising if they hadn't already covered even less likely acts like the Smiths and the Temptations.


Tuesday, January 8 2013

AC/DC: Live at River Plate

There are never any surprises with an AC/DC album, live or otherwise. Stripped-back, belting hard rock is what you'd expect, and that's exactly what you get on Live at River Plate.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

'AC/DC: Let There Be Rock': The Working Class Ethic, Amplified

AC/DC revitalizes the sounds of working-class life through their music, unleashing and claiming the vitality that capitalism normally disciplines and harnesses for the benefits of the bosses at the expense of the workers.


Thursday, November 19 2009

AC/DC: Backtracks

This AC/DC grab bag is expensive, but you know you want it.


Sunday, December 14 2008

AC/DC

The band has found itself at that precarious past-meets-present junction; lesser artists invariably show their age and labor through as nostalgia acts, but not AC/DC.


Blogs

Wednesday, July 30 2014

The 10 AC/DC Songs That Are More Important Than You Think

Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory.


Friday, August 24 2012

Counterbalance No. 95: AC/DC's 'Back in Black'

The 95th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time has nine lives, cat's eyes, using every one of them and running wild. Counterbalance checks to see whether AC/DC's 1980 breakthrough ain't noise pollution after all.


Tuesday, August 14 2012

Mislead by Rock 'n' Roll: Brian Johnson's 'Rockers and Rollers'

I realize Brian Johnson is not a writer: his book got published because he’s AC/DC’s lead singer.


Tuesday, May 17 2011

AC/DC’s Anti-iTunes Stance and the Cult of the Album

While AC/DC's still-standing refusal to make its music available on iTunes is rooted in the widely-held view of the album as a complete work, it’s important to acknowledge that LPs really aren’t the immutable documents we tend to think of them as.


Monday, November 23 2009

AC/DC - Backtracks

AC/DC - Backtracks (Deluxe Collector's Edition) - Legacy [$239.00]


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