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Back in Black

Let's talk about one of the greatest rock albums of all time, and one of my personal favourites, Back in Black, by AC/DC. It was this album that turned them into superstars, and it has been an inspiration for countless rock bands for almost 40 years, from Metallica to Guns N’ Roses.



It was the death of their dear member, Bon Scott that motivated them to create and launch this mind- blowing album. Most bands would have disbanded after such a heart- wrenching loss. But with Back In Black - their tribute to Bon, AC/DC pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in rock history. Slash himself calls it one of the classics of rock music.



At the beginning of the year 1980, when Angus Young and Malcolm Young, the band’s rhythm guitarist, and my favourite member, first began to work on the album with Bon Scott, they knew they were on to something big and amazing, something that had the potential to blow the minds of literally every human being on this planet.


In the seven years from the time AC/DC had been formed in Sydney, Australia, with Angus in that iconic schoolboy uniform and Bon in that old baggy cap. They had built up a strong international fanbase because of their rigorous touring and a series of awesome, gutsy albums, including “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, “High Voltage”, “T.N.T”, “Let There Be Rock” and "Powerage".


But their biggest breakthrough was in the 1979's "Highway to Hell'', their first million-seller. And in the new songs they demoed in London, with Bon playing drums, as he had done as a young man in his first groups back in Australia, there was such potential that Bon had convinced everyone that this album was going to be the one.




Today, although AC/DC misses Malcolm's Guitar and Bon's voice, they still rock everyone's hearts!

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Revolution Gamer
Revolution Gamer
Mar 26, 2021

Awesome. Informative. Interesting.👍😀

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upamanyu.sensharma
Mar 26, 2021
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