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on June 26, 2004
Back In Black(1980). AC/DC's Sixth Studio Album and the First to feature Brian Johnson on Vocals.
Poised on breaking through to American audiences, with Highway To Hell already being certified Gold stateside, things were looking up for Hard Rockers AC/DC. Then, Tragedy Struck. After a night of drinking, Charismatic frontman and vocalist Bon Scott choked on his own vomit(Eww!)ending his illustrious life, and putting AC/DC's career on the line. Luckily, AC/DC decided to continue on without Scott, so they hired virtual sound-alike Brian Johnson for the new vocalist, and set out to rock the world with their new album Back In Black, a Tribute to Bon Scott.Released only 5 Months after Scott's death, Back In Black shot up the Charts, Reaching the Top 5, riding on the heels of singles "Shook Me All Night Long" and "Black In Black", Back In Black stayed in the charts almost as long as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and has became one of Rock's all-time classics, selling over 16 Million to date. With instantly recognizable songs such as "Shook Me All Night Long", "Back In Black", "Hell's Bells", and "Rock And Rock Ain't No Noise Pollution", EVERY SONG ON THIS ALBUM RECEIVES RADIO AIRPLAY TODAY! Frankly, that is amazing, and I can't think of another album that even nears that, except for Led Zeppelin IV. Read on to find out what makes this album so great.
Hells Bells-Doomy Church Bells and Young's somber riff build the song up until it reaches full-throttle, with Johnson screaming out vocals that positively ring Bloody Murder, with lyrics to match.
Shoot To Thrill- Rudd's drumming and Young's catchy riff build up to the vocals, which truly shine in the chorus, where it's nearly impossible to not sing along. As with every other song,masterful solo by Young!
What Do You Do For Money Honey- AC/DC's Ode to Prostitution rings with the same raw energy early albums such as High Voltage had, and Johnson's sarcastic vocals shine throughout,and the chorus will make you bang your head a few times.
Given The Dog A Bone- Straight-Up Hard Rocker, Angus Young's catchy riff back up Johnson's vocals, which echo with the same power and conviction as Bon Scott.
Let Me Put My Love In You- A different sounding song than all the rest, this song echos back to Early 70's Glam Rock like Kiss, or even Mid 80's Iron Maiden. I just love the chorus!
Back In Black- AC/DC Hits back Full-Throttle with Back In Black, a Tribute to former vocalist Bon Scott. Instantly recognizable, Young's riff and Brian Johnson's oddly Axl Rose-y vocals scream with vigor, and they did a fine job of honoring their friend.
Shook Me All Night Long- Two Classics In A Row! My Personal favorite on the album, this song really makes me tap my feet. The most addictive Riff on the album, Brian Johnson's vocals are top-notch, and the chorus makes you helpless but to hum or sing along."SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG, YEAH YOU, KNOCK ME OUT"!]
Have A Drink On Me- A More bluesy number, this song still rocks as hard as any other. Young's Bluesy riff and Johnson's vocals mix perfectly.
Shake A Leg- Young's riff and Rudd's drumming perfectly mix to create one of the best beats on the album. Perfect for Parties!
Rock And Roll Ain't No Noise Pollution-...And AC/DC says why! Young's 3 Chord riff is instantly recognizable among Johnson's murmurings at the start, before the song rockets to new heights, with Johnson's vocals taking centerstage.
Overall, Back In Black is a classic that shouldn't be missed by anybody, and every song is flawless. Brian Johnson does an admirable job as frontman, but AC/DC never regained the success of Back In Black, but that's almost impossible! Angus Young is truly top-notch here, and his guitar work might just be his best!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! FANS OF ROCK AND GENERAL WILL LOVE THIS
ALBUM! IF YOU'RE GETTING INTO AC/DC, PICK UP BACK IN BLACK! ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ALBUMS!
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