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Blow Up Your Video [Original recording remastered]

AC/DC Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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1. Heatseeker
2. That's The Way I Wanna Rock N Roll
3. Meanstreak
4. Go Zone
5. Kissin' Dynamite
6. Nick Of Time
7. Some Sin For Nuthin'
8. Ruff Stuff
9. Two's Up
10. This Means War

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AC/DC's 1988 album remastered and reissued in a special digipak. 2000 release.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Yes, it's true: AC/DC has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! For years, the coterie of insouciant folksters (too lame to call rockers) like Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen are finally fading from the forefront as the Great Wall of Indifference erected against hard rock and metal begins to crumble brick by brick. Last year, the first leak appeared in the dam, when Aerosmith was inducted, but now a full-fledged heavy metal band of hard drinking blue collar boys has bust it open. Bon, whereever you are, I hoist a brew for you!
So, in the car this morning, I picked this under-rated gem to listen to to get my AC/DC fix, and I was not left wanting. The first time I heard this record, I thought "huh?" But after repeated listenings, it grows on ya. This was accomplished on a cross country drive across Canada: I bought the cassette in Kingston, Ontario, but by the time I left British Columbia and drove into Washington, we were like old friends.
One of the things that threw me for a loop was Brian Johnson's vocals; It sounded as though he were singing in an echo chamber, the miking was so far away. Good vocals, nonetheless, but too distant to grab you by the throat.
Angus and Malcolm's twin guitar attack is honed sharp as, well, a razor's edge, and I especially love the quintessential AC/DC pentatonic blues scale when employed on this album. Cliff's bass is thumping, and even though I'm a Phil Rudd fan, I like Simon Wright's drumming -- clean, somewhat jazzy, but it is a bit out of place on an AC/DC album; he's too free and loose with the notes, particularly on the ride and high hat cymbals. Phil, on the other hand, is a human metronome, but he's got a sweet sound, particularly when in sync with the bass guitar.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blows Away Most Rock (Vastly Underated!) Jan. 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
I didn't expect a whole lot when I picked up this album just recently due to the negative reviews and bad sales. This album, however, is just as good as many AC/DC albums of the Brian era. It does not reach the peak of Brian with Back In Black and doesn't touch any of Bon's work in terms of greatness, but I still love it for its different and darker sound.
A run-through of the songs-
Heatseaker: A little overated, catchy and crunchy guitar solo but the chorus doesn't hook you like it should.
That's The Way I Wanna Rock'N'Roll: An absolute classic! I don't care if this song was trying to be an anthem (ala For Those About.., It's A Long Way To The Top...), the riff is killer and the backround vocals kick some butt.
Meanstreak:Great and features some great writing! Not as rocking but an excellent change of pace.
Go Zone: Catchy riff, and good solo.
Kissin' Dynamite: Not bad, not great but still gets your toes tapping.
Nick Of Time: Great feel but suffers again from a somewhat weak chorus.
Some Sin For Nuthin':Should have been on the radio with That's The Way and Meanstreak, features a great bluesy riff and catchy chorus and great crunchy sound.
Two's Up: An excellent darker sounding AC/DC cut.
This Means War: It took me a few listens of this song to really get into it, but I love it's fast pace (ala Rocker from Dirty Deeds) and relentlessness.
This album doesn't get four stars from me only because it isn't perfect and therefore does not get a perfect rating. It does rock though. If you want to sample the best songs on the album before you purchase it, I'd say That's The Way, Meanstreak, Some Sin..., Two's Up, and This Means War are the choice cuts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better 80s efforts April 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
Three stars? Four stars? I ended up going with four stars after performing a simple test on this album:
I haven't listened to it for a long time (a couple of years, I think), but looking at the track listing, I could actually remember at least part of all the songs without too much trouble.
Can't say that about too many records, can you?
This album isn't as uniformly strong as "Back In Black" or 1990's "The Razor's Edge", but the hit singles "Heatseeker" and "That's The Way I Wanna Rock n' Roll" are great, and several of the "lesser" songs are very good as well, with only a little bit of filler ("This Means War" and "Go Zone").
I always liked "Nick Of Time", with its descending wail of a chorus, and "Ruff Stuff" and "Some Sin For Nuthin'" are great as well. This album will be a fine addition to your AC/DC-catalogue once you've got "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell", "The Razor's Edge" and "Let There Be Rock".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Album! Dec 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
1988's Blow Up Your Video is along with 1985's Fly On The Wall and 1983's Flick Of The Switch one of the forgotten album of Brian Johnson era AC/DC. It is an album which takes a few listens to to appreciate beyond the first two tracks. The standout tracks on the album are Heatseeker, That's The Way I Wanna Rock N Roll, Go Zone, Kissin' Dynamite, Nick Of Time, and This Means War. The overall sound quality has also been improved on the reissue. On the original, Cliff Williams' bass was very low in the mix, and it is more audible here. This album is not as strong as some other Johnson era albums: Back in Black, For Those About To Rock, or The Razor's Edge, but it is still a very good album with strong songs. It also contains some of Angus Young's most underrated lead guitar work.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Blow up Your Video
AC/DC remained a popular concert draw throughout the '80s, although such albums as Flick of the Switch and Fly on the Wall failed to replicate their mass U.S. Read more
Published on June 12 2004 by Jacko Monteo
4.0 out of 5 stars The second best Brian Johnson album.
On the whole, this is better than both "For Those About to Rock"
and "The Razor's Edge". Read more
Published on May 1 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars My 2nd Least Fav AC/DC Album
Apart from 74'Jailbreak, this is my least fav AC/DC album! Its not that I dont like it, I do , but if you have heard some of the unrleased tracks from this session, you would... Read more
Published on March 17 2004 by Micheal Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME ALBUM
Published on Feb. 12 2004 by marcus billings
3.0 out of 5 stars Grade C+
AC/DC has always had a problem of their music sounding like music off any other of their cds, with lyrics changed. You get the same feeling upon listening to this cd. Read more
Published on Dec 5 2003 by Eric J. Weik
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music is Timeless...
15 yrs old and one of the better albums they produced. Yes I said it! This IS one of the three or four best albums that AC/DC ever made.
Published on Oct. 31 2003 by C. Douglas Mays Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Material For AC/DC
I can't get enough of this album! This has to be some of their best work (even if some people don't think so...). Read more
Published on July 5 2003 by WhoMadeWho
5.0 out of 5 stars Blow Up Your Video...(Enough TV, already, listen to music!)
Once more, AC/DC makes another fine album. Great tunes here,
in tradition of preceeding AC/DC albums. Read more
Published on July 2 2003 by Chris Pollman
5.0 out of 5 stars dont be fooled ,GET THIS CD NOW.
this album is simply awesome.i dont understand why this album is underrated. one has to hear atleast 10 times before he/she assisgns a classic status to this album. Read more
Published on May 31 2003 by "stupendousspacemanspiff"
3.0 out of 5 stars I'M A HEATSEEKER
This is another good album from the guys. The best song on this album is HEATSEEKER. SOME SIN FOR NUTHIN' is good also, as well as the very good RUFF STUFF & TWO'S UP. Read more
Published on March 28 2003 by Peter Kent
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