Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/lasbattnarposerbe.reureiranpatchcontdamrecavegekaci.co was released on 25 July by Albert Productions and Atlantic lasbattnarposerbe.reureiranpatchcontdamrecavegekaci.co is the band's first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott.. After the commercial breakthrough of their album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in Genre: Hard rock, heavy metal, arena rock. Embossed cover front AC/DC with white lines and title without ATL 50 (SD ) with ATL 50 and (ST-A/8) on labels and GEMA on the left side/5(). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Back In Black on Discogs. Label: Atlantic - SD • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US /5(4).
Probably Mick Jones, which was unexpected. I thought his candor and honesty talking about his struggle with alcohol and drug addiction really gave me a valuable insight into the personal problems Bon was having just before he died. He just missed the MTV era and I think he would have been a huge star in his own right had he lived to see it.
What do you think the biggest misunderstanding the average rock fan has about Bon Scott? That he was just this hard-drinking, groupie-shagging, inarticulate rock dolt. He privately liked to visit art galleries and bookshops and read Doris Lessing and Colette.
Bon had become a performer, on the stage and off. At this moment in time, how strongly do you believe that Bon wrote some of the album to be true? Bon wrote songs about his life. Those songs he wrote for the band are great pieces of writing, full Album) wit, cleverness, pathos and humanity. Regular people connect with his songs because Bon was a regular guy, too, with the same concerns and troubles we all have at one point or another. Bon told Holly she had "chartreuse eyes" one time they were lying by the pool at the Newport Hotel in Miami, and she's convinced this was changed to "sightless eyes" after his death.
Certainly, "sightless eyes" is not the kind of thing Bon would have written; it's clumsy and inelegant. It jars in a first verse that otherwise zings along beautifully. Holly also heard Bon singing and humming the melody to the song before he died.
Then, separately to that, Silver Smith said she saw "She told me to come but I was already there" and "American thighs" in Bon's letters, years before. I don't claim it's proof of anything, but it's compelling anecdotal and circumstantial information to give credence to the idea that Bon wrote the song before he died, or at least started writing something in rough form that was later used in the song that appeared on "Back In Black. Some people - I have some pretty one-eyed haters - won't accept anything less than a signed confession from the Youngs and Brian Johnson that Bon's lyrics were used on "Back In Black," but I'm not trying to convince them.
They can think whatever the hell they want. My suspicion is that lines and titles, even verses and choruses, of Bon's were used on "Back In Black" and the Youngs, Brian Johnson, producer Mutt Lange and others in the studio added their own bits, effectively constructing around what Bon had left behind in his notebooks, which disappeared from his flat after he died. Moreover, Angus Young once admitted in an interview with Kerrang!
He did it again in an interview with Australian Rolling Stone. I saw one and was impressed. I had to leave early. I wish him all the best. I feel that album offers listeners a rare insight into Bon as a person and what troubled him.
So without released letters, without diaries, we can learn about him through his music. Or was it a massive advantage to have previously extensively researched the band?
Or maybe some of both? I didn't talk much about Bon in that book, even though he's the one member of the band I admire before all others. It also required at least ten times the amount of research. There are a few people who appeared in "The Youngs" who return for "Bon: The Last Highway" and it was much easier to convince them to be interviewed for this second book than it was the first. But most of the characters are totally new.
The two books exist separately. If you could ask Angus Young one interview question, what would it be? Young, you did an interview with Paul Elliott of Kerrang! Bon, or Brian, or both? Besides dying early, why do you think Bon is so revered by musicians and knowledgeable fans? Michael Anthony tells me a story in the book about Van Halen playing the crap out of a "Powerage" cassette tape on their tour bus in Europe. They had good taste. Apart from his incredible stage presence and vocal range, he was a fabulous mover, a consummate showman who'd picked up a few things from Alex Harvey and Stevie Wright.
He had a fantastic smile, a winning personality and he was funny as hell. His lyrics have stood the test of time. It's so sad he left behind such a relatively small body of work because I think he would have gone on to be one of the great songwriters of the s, s and beyond. Not just for himself but for other artists — and be widely respected by his peers as such.
At the time he died, he Have A Drink On Me - AC/DC - Back In Black (Vinyl universally admired. To me, they were a hard-rock band with Bon singing and when Brian Johnson took over, it became more metal. They had a real groove to their music and an air of menace, but it was all conditioned with a sense of fun. Without Bon, the fun just wasn't there any more. The music was heavier, more bombastic. There's a great line in the book from David Krebs that sums up how I feel about it: "This guy [Bon] was amazing.
There was magic. He had the sexuality in the band. He was the sex symbol. What sexuality did the Young brothers have? Completely agree with David. Alabama's heavy-metal heyday. Alabama's greatest Southern rocker looks back. The death of rock dynamic duos. Guns N' Roses: A look back at band's infamous Alabama race course concert. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early s.
The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of "greatest" albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution.
Robert John "Mutt" Lange produced the record, making the band's sound more catchy and accessible, and it became their first gold album in the United States, selling overcopies, while also peaking at number 17 on that country's pop charts and number eight in the United Kingdom.
As the new decade approached, the group set off for the UK and France for the final tour dates of their breakthrough release. On 19 FebruaryScott went on a drinking binge in a London pub that caused him to lose consciousness, so a friend let him rest in the back of his Renault 5 overnight. The next morning, Scott was found unresponsive and rushed to King's College Hospital where medical personnel pronounced him dead on arrival.
The coroner ruled that pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott's death, but the official cause was listed on the death certificate as "acute alcoholic poisoning " and classified as " death by misadventure ". Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family at Fremantle Cemetery in Fremantle, Western Australia.
However, friends and family persuaded them to carry on. After Bon Scott's funeral, the band immediately began auditions for a replacement frontman. At the advice of Lange, the group brought in Geordie singer Brian Johnson, who impressed the group. Although they preferred to record their next effort in the UK, there were no studios available, and the Bahamas presented a nice tax advantage.
Upon their arrival, the area was being hit by several tropical stormswreaking havoc on the studio's electricity. Johnson recalled that: "It was hardly any kind of studio, we were in these little concrete cells, comfy mind, you had a bed and a chair. And this big old black lady ran the Have A Drink On Me - AC/DC - Back In Black (Vinyl place. Oh, she was fearsome, she ruled that place with a rod of iron. We had to lock the doors at night because she'd warned us about these Haitians who'd come down at night and rob the place.
So she bought us all these six-foot fishing spears to keep at the fucking door! It was a bit of a stretch from Newcastle, I can tell you.
None of Scott's writings were used for the album's lyrics, as the group felt it would seemingly profit from his passing. Johnson reported having trouble adjusting to the environment, and even referenced the bad weather on the opening lines of "Hells Bells" "I'm rolling thunder, pourin' rain. I'm comin' on like a hurricane. My lightning's flashing across the sky.
You're only young but you're gonna die. It was like, 'Again, Brian, again - hold on, you sang that note too long so there's no room for a breath'.
He wouldn't let anything go past him. He had this thing where he didn't want people to listen to the album down the road and say there's no way someone could sing that, they've dropped that in, even the breaths had to be in the right place. And you cannot knock a man for that, LP he drove me nuts. I'd be sitting there going, 'Arrggghh! The general attitude in the studio was optimistic. Engineer Tony Platt was dismayed, however, to find the studio's rooms were not sonically complementary to the group's sound, which was designed to be very dry and compact.
Near the end of the process, the band phoned manager Ian Jeffery in search of a bell to include on the album. These recordings did not suffice due to the sound of a flurry of birds flying away at each bell hit. The foundry brought forward production on the bell, which turned out perfectly tuned, and it was recorded with Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio. According to Angus Youngthe album's all-black cover was a "sign of mourning" for Scott.
Back in Black was first released in the United States on 25 July Only the first four were released as singles. In a retrospective review, Rolling Stone critic Christian Hoard praised the album as the band's greatest work, possibly "the leanest and meanest record of all time—balls-out arena rock that punks could love.
Plus teenagers love death. The album is featured on many "best of" lists. Init was ranked No. The title track was ranked no, Have A Drink On Me - AC/DC - Back In Black (Vinyl. Inthe album was ranked No.
Back in Black is an influential hard rock and heavy metal album. According to rock journalist Joe S. Lange's production for the album had an enduring impact in the music industry; "to this day, producers still use it as the de facto paint-by-numbers guidebook for how a hard-rock record should sound", Harrington wrote. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the title track from the album, see Back in Black song.
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Nov 23, · Guns for Hire Shoot to Thrill Sin City Shot Down in Flames Back in Black Have a Drink on Me Bad Boy Boogie Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution. AC/DC – Back In Black Back in Black is the sixth internationally released studio album by the Australian hard rock band AC / DC. It was released on July 25, and was the first album with singer Brian Johnson to replace Bon Scott, who had died five months earlier. The band dedicated the album to their former lead singer. With over 50 million records sold, the album is the second best. Let Me Put My Love Into You You Shook Me All Night Long Skake A Leg Have A Drink On Me but the album itself plays: A Side: Hells Bells Shoot The Thrill What Do You Do For Money Honey Given The Dog Bone Let Me Put My Love Into You B Side: Back in Black You Shook Me All Night Long Have A Drink On Me Skake A Leg Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution.
About “Have a Drink On Me” 2 contributors The is the 8th track off of Back in Black that shares one of the perks of being a rock star – getting drunk and having a good time. Also serves as a.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Back In Black on Discogs. Label: Atlantic - K • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock/5(21). About “Have a Drink On Me” 2 contributors The is the 8th track off of Back in Black that shares one of the perks of being a rock star – getting drunk and having a good time. Also serves as a.
Jul 27, · Even a few of the deep cuts are solid, especially Have a Drink On Me. There isn’t much to say about Back In Black that hasn’t been said plenty of times. It’s one of the most iconic rock albums ever. I may not love a lot of the other AC/DC albums, but Back In Black deserves a spot in any rock fan’s playlist rotation at any time. 9/
Jul 27, · Even a few of the deep cuts are solid, especially Have a Drink On Me. There isn’t much to say about Back In Black that hasn’t been said plenty of times. It’s one of the most iconic rock albums ever. I may not love a lot of the other AC/DC albums, but Back In Black deserves a spot in any rock fan’s playlist rotation at any time. 9/ May 18, · Scott was a roguishly charismatic singer and underrated lyricist who died way too early, before AC/DC hit commercial pay-dirt with the release of the group's "Back in Black" album. The subject.
May 18, · Scott was a roguishly charismatic singer and underrated lyricist who died way too early, before AC/DC hit commercial pay-dirt with the release of the group's "Back in Black" album. The subject.
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