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5.0 out of 5 stars Best AC/DC since Back in Black, 5 Mar 2010
This review is from: Blow Up Your Video (Audio CD)
This 1988 album was pre-ceeded in January of the same year, by the big hit single 'Heatseeker' - which from a launch-pad in Australia, struck the UK Top 40 at number 12, causing widespread carnage and fear amongst the Milli Vinilli manufactured pop brigade. Further casualties were sustained when a follow-up single, 'That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll' reached number 22. Those who listen to the UK radio now (and especially then) will know the DJs do not like it when Hard Rock hit the charts. The whole Hard Rock scene and lifestyle were lookded down on by the expensive training shoe crew, so it was a delight when AC/DC released this album. It was - at the time - their best since the classic 'Back in Black' album. The average song time is just over four minutes. Production is by Vanda & Young (who always recorded AC/DCs albums in a very crisp and clear way - nothing murky on these tapes - the complete oppostie from most music from the same period). It was a very melodic vocal album by AC/DCs standards (even some clear Australian backing vocals on one song), but off course most melody from this band is via the guitars, which non-fans don't really understand. It was an angry album, a statement of intent, packed with heavy metal ammo - songs like 'Kissin' Dynamite' and 'Nick of Time' gave the album a real sense of AC/DC urgency, but a couple of surprisingly slower track like 'Meanstreak' and 'Some Sin for Nuthin' showed the band shifting into another gear. I don't always appreciate the slower album tracks on other AC/DC albums, but they all sound great on 'Blow up Your Video' - and then all of a sudden we are at the last tracks 'Two's Up' and 'This Means War' and you are left with a sore leg from tripping over the DVD (oh the irony) during an over ambitious air guitar move involving a badminton racquet and a parrot.
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