AC/DC: The Encyclopaedia by Malcolm Dome, Jerry Ewing

By Malcolm Dome, Jerry Ewing

Concentrating on key components surrounding a gaggle that stands along legends equivalent to Black Sabbath, Deep red, and Led Zeppelin, this e-book finds the phenomenon that's AC/DC. overlaying prior and current contributors, songs, gigs, occasions, albums, bootlegs, manufacturers, and various different topics, this exhaustive evaluation spans a rare 35-year musical career—from the very earliest incarnations of the band ahead of Bon Scott’s arrival, in the course of the period within which he fronted the band and his premature demise, to the wildly profitable landmark checklist again in Black, all of the strategy to their 2003 induction into the Rock and Roll corridor of reputation and past. Detailing a gaggle that has bought an expected one hundred fifty million albums around the globe, this is often the definitive reference of 1 of tune history’s so much amazing pioneers of challenging rock.


About the Author

Malcolm Dome was once instrumental in founding the full Rock Radio station in London, the place he nonetheless works. he's the coauthor of Eddie Van Halen: be aware of the guy, Play the tune and Metallica: the total advisor to Their track. Jerry Ewing is a former editor for steel Hammer journal and a present member of the complete Rock Radio group. they're the coauthors of The Encyclopaedia Metallica.

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They opened for a line-up that was headlined by Aerosmith, and also featured Foreigner, Pat Travers and Van Halen. The band returned one year later on July 21 (previous page), again playing the third leg of the Day On The Green shows. This time they were right in the middle of the bill with Ted Nugent the main attraction and Aerosmith second, in front of ’DC, while Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and St. Paradise were the openers. This was the last time the band played the event. suggest that Young, Young and Johnson were being rather salacious with lines like being ‘Deep in, deep in, deep in the hole’?

The band were put together under the Back Street Crawler moniker in 1975 by guitarist Paul Kossoff, who’d previously made his name with Free; BSB took their name from the title of Kossoff’s 1973 debut solo album. They were quickly signed up by Atlantic Records and, according to legend, they celebrated getting this deal by spelling out the name ‘Back Street Crawler’ in cocaine on a glass table, and then snorting the lot. It was Kossoff’s own growing and unabated drug problems that eventually held the group back.

Aside from Bonfire that the band released in 2003, there have also been several box sets collating a variety of AC/DC’s albums over the years. In October 2003, Sony released in America The AC/DC Vinyl Reissues – Limited Edition Collectors Box. Pressed on 180 gsm vinyl, this features all 15 of the re-mastered reissue albums from ’74 Jailbreak to Stiff Upper Lip, presented in a heavy duty leatherette box with the band’s trademark logo stamped in silver on the front. The Festival Mushroom label in Australia released an Australian only box set featuring 17 AC/DC albums, from the Australian version of High Voltage all the way through to Stiff Upper Lip.

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