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AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Murray Engleheart , Arnaud Durieux
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13 Sep 2012

AC/DC are without doubt one of the world’s biggest bands. Their appeal lies in blending the fierce energy and all-out guns-blazing attack of heavy metal with the bluesy groove and infectious boogie of the Stones.

In 2013 it will be 40 years since AC/DC were founded, and they’re still rocking, still hitting the road, and still selling out stadiums, while their back catalogue – boasting classic albums like Back in Black and Highway to Hell – continues to dominate the airtime of radio stations and pub juke boxes the world over.

Acclaimed by both fans and critics, this is the definitive account of the world’s greatest rock and roll band, presenting the whole story –from humble beginnings in Australia, through the sudden death of founding member Bon Scott and his replacement with Geordie singer Brian Johnson, a string of peerless albums in the ’70s and early ’80s, and adrenalin-soaked live performances.

AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll is a must-have for anyone who wants to reacquaint themselves with the world’s greatest rock & roll band, and the perfect starting place for those ‘about to rock…’


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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845135768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845135768
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most respected music journalists in Australia, Murray has written for magazines all over the world in the past quarter of a century and interviewed the members of AC/DC on many occasions.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ACDC 19 July 2013
By Ian
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book bored me to death, i love the band but theres so much crap stuff in the book that we dont need to no.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 10 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Description included 'All pages are intact and the cover is intact (including the dust cover, if applicable).', when in fact three pages were missing, which were photo pages, so disappointed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive AC/DC Book 11 Feb 2007
Format:Hardcover
There have been many books written about AC/DC over the years but none are a comprehensive as this. Older attempts have been poorly researched and compiled solely from old press articles. This is the real deal; and by far the best effort yet. Good photos, some interesting unknown facts and meticulous research makes this the best book yet on the subject.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
First of all, there's no denying the depth of research that has gone in to this book. I've been enjoying AC/DC's music for over twenty-five years and the authors have done a great job.

HOWEVER - compared to (say) Clinton Walker's book on Bon Scott, I believe this book suffers from a lack of speculation and imagination. It's very obviously been written with the official imprimatur of the Young Brothers and Albert productions - doesn't go in to details on Brian's divorces, for instance-- and although both of the writers know Australian Rock like their own families, you never really get that "being there" sense that the best rock biogs have. But if you want to know uncovered detail (e.g. Bon kipped over in Brian's hotel room in 1973; Bon hung out with the Stones in Paris in 1978) then this is the one for you. Most surprising to me is the extent to which Brian J -- Bon -- Young brothers knew each other. In a classic example of what I think is wrong with this book, though, the authors don't really do much with that connection. To my mind, it demonstrates the extent to which AC/DC really is a "clan" to this day, with trusted insiders and not much room for anyone else.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Especially good on Bon Scott era 30 Jun 2010
By Andy G
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for a greater insight into AC/DC but especially the man, the myth, the legend that was Bon Scott.

And the book doesn't disappoint in that regard. The authors provide a unique perspective on how the early albums were constructed and I now look on them differently when playing them.

I wish there had been even greater discussion on the immediate aftermath of Bon's death and how the individual band members felt and coped.

The book is comprehensive although I felt it perhaps rushed over parts of the Brian Johnston era in comparison to the Bon era. That said, I would heartily recommend it to any AC/DC fan as an essential addition to their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :D 28 Dec 2010
By Rosmo
Format:Paperback
Bought it as a X-mas present for my brother who loves the band and judging by the chuckles coming behind the book, the present was a success. :)
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