“Back In Black” is hands down the most popular album from The Thunder from Down Under..and Rightfully so. “For those About to Rock” is right there too. These are some of the biggest albums from the Furious AC/DC. There are a few that constantly get less credit for reasons unknown….
“Flick of The Switch” is one of my two overlooked AC/DC albums which I include in my Favorites from the whole catalog. A flick of the Switch is a Muscle Car at 100 mph on backroad music. That is precisely how I first experienced it. Shout out to my New Albany, Ohio Lunatic Mentors. “ Rising Power” “ This House is on Fire” “Nervous Shakedown” is simply Hell Raising Beer Drinking and Breaking the Law Mandate. This Record goes to 11.
“If You Want Blood” is One of Bon Scott’s finest hours. It is collectively one of the best live albums you will ever hear. Recorded at the Apollo Theater in Glasgow, Scotland in 1978, it’s an unrelenting Jam from the band at its peak. From the opening “Riff Raff” through the end of “Rocker”, it just is a document of one of the Greatest Rock bands ever in their element, The Live stage. It’s also in the running for the coolest album cover ever.
“Powerage” was the album that launched the aforementioned live recording and if it contained nothing more than the rocker “Sin City” it would be worth owning but the fact remains it is full of killer tracks. “Down Payment Blues” and “Rock N Roll Damnation” are scorchers.
Secondary to these albums If you don’t own a copy of the DVD “Let there be Rock” you now know what you should seek out. The “Highway to Hell “Tour was filmed in France in 1979. Is the Perfect document of a Band on Fire and the true Power of Bon Scott. R.I.P.