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By Joe Bonomo

Published in 1979, AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" was once the notorious final album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. formally chalked as much as "Death by means of Misadventure," Scott's dying has eternally secured the album's attractiveness as a partying primer and a bible for deadly habit, branding the album with the joys chaos of alcoholic extra and its turn part, early demise. the easiest songs on "Highway To Hell" in attaining Sonic Platonism, translating rock &roll's transcendent beliefs in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum mattress, and insanely, recklessly atypical yet enjoyable vocals. Joe Bonomo moves a three-chord essay at the strength of formative years, the sturdiness of rock &roll fandom, and the transformative houses of reminiscence. Why does "Highway To Hell" topic to an individual past non-ironic kids? mixing interviews, research, and memoir with a fan's standpoint, "Highway To Hell" dramatizes and celebrates a undying album that one critic stated makes "disaster sound just like the most sensible enjoyable within the world."

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And commencing a grueling fifty-six-date tour three weeks before Highway to Hell’s release, beginning May 8 at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin. They were supporting UFO, Journey, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and the Scorpions on different legs of this • 52 • A C / D C ’ S H I G H WAY T O H E L L long circuit. Their brief, eight-song set usually featured “Girls Got Rhythm,” “Shot Down In Flames,” “If You Want Blood,” and “Highway To Hell,” though they were sometimes dropped in favor of older crowd-pleasers.

He sounds wasted, he sounds like he’s drooling a bit, he sounds funny, he sounds completely unique, and you know who it is. He’s spitting out declarations of easy living and season tickets on one-way rides. He doesn’t want to be asked • 28 • A C / D C ’ S H I G H WAY T O H E L L anything or to be bothered by anyone, but he doesn’t sound obnoxious or precious, he sounds, well, sincere. And damn appealing. A half-grin crawls onto his face and now onto yours, and it’s there for good. Here’s the kicker: it’s party time, he’s going down, and — as the guitar strikes a new chord and the rhythm guitar and bass join in confidently on the left and the middle — his friends are gonna be there, too.

And I should have said that. ” Kramer had recently concluded an arduous production session with another group, and discovered that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to start over with a new band, let alone one who were indirectly sending doubts his way. ”) and didn’t get from the band the response that he was used to. ” But the sessions sputtered. ” For his part, Kramer has no recollection of this. After a few frustrating weeks, Kramer was let go. In a bit of a panic, and turning an anxious eye to a possible tour of Japan, Malcolm called Michael Browning, who suggested Robert John Lange, a thirty-year-old producer and client of manager Clive Calder, in whose New York apartment Browning providentially was staying.

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