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AC/DC strike back....,
This review is from: Back In Black (Audio CD)There's lots of dispute between hardcore AC/DC fans as to which lead singer was the better - 'Back in Black' is probably the strongest argument for Brian Johnson being the better, I love them both (R.I.P. Bon, hope your still rocking hard up there). Ask any AC/DC fan who's followed the band through their entire career and they will tell you that the opening vocal blast on track six - the title track of this album "Back in Black!!..." could only have been sung by Brian Johnson. There are some malinformed people who say that the two singers voices are the same. Granted they are similar but Bon Scott's voice was always more leer and sneer and laden with innuendo almost the voice of the devil himself it's hard to describe. Where as every lyric Brian sings tends to be a powerful shrieking blast. Both styles complemented the no nonsense rocking of the brothers young - Angus (is god) and Malcolm's music perfectly. With Bon passing on from his own excesses after the release of Highway to Hell in 1979, critics said AC/DC were dead and gone. However just three days after Bon's funeral Angus phoned Malcolm. Angus said that he wasn't going to mope around and he wanted to do what Bon would have wanted -Rock on. They agreed to get together and jam and they continued rocking on and thank god they did for after catching the perfect new voice to compliment the crash of Angus Young's Gibson SG - 'Back in Black' was born. This album still stands as a monument to all rock fans today and for hard rock fans this is the audio bible. 'Back in Black' was not just fantastic music (10 out of 10 for every song on the album - there's not a bad one on there) and one of the most famous rock riffs ever. It was a tribute to the late Bon Scott and a hard rocking slap in the face to the critics who said AC/DC were dead and buried without a lead singer.
AC/DC fan - why are you bothering to read this you should own it!
Hard Rock fan - Essential hard rock, don't dare call yourself a hard rock fan without owning this!
Rock fan - Like rock? there'll be something in here for you - it's a piece of rock history - buy it!
Human and have hearing? - BUY IT