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AC/DC: Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
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on 12 January 2016
Detailed and chronological and yet still has a narrative which holds your attention. The last part of the book brings the whole myth crashing down quite abruptly though. Of course we all know what Mick didn't, and that is about Malcolm Young's illness. This is the second book I have read of Mick's and I will read more. He isn't starry eyed but he is realistic and gives credit where it is due. A complete and bare faced appreciation of both AC/DC and the music business. As Snailpaced Slim of that wonderful group, The Hamsters, said " It isn't the Music business, it's the music Business."
Don't read this if you just want mindless praise for a favourite band, read it because you love music.
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on 24 October 2014
This is a very good book about AC/DC. I don't write a lot of reviews, so it will be a short one.
Mick Wall is a fine writer, and I got to know his writing through reading Kerrang!magazine in the 80's.
You can tell, that he first and foremost is a fan of the Bon Scott-era, but so am I, so why waste time and place one stuff regarding the not so good years/albums in the AC/DC-world, but everything is covered, more or less. I agree with Wall, that the last really classic AC/DC-album was "Back In Black".
Good to read about Robert John "Mutt" Lange as well, since there's not much information about him elsewhere (that I'm aware of). Best producer ever!!
I'm looking forward to reading Mick Wall's books about Black Sabbath and The Doors as well, and hope to see him writing books about Cheap Trick, Van Halen and Jethro Tull in the future, since there are no good books about those bands around. Which is pretty strange.
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on 4 December 2016
This book is the most 3rd AC/DC book I've read. The first being 2 sides to every glory which I thought was good, the second was The Youngs which to me was very deep and a struggle to read and finish. So, Mick Walls story was great. Made me laugh through most of the book. Excellent read
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on 28 January 2017
Brother loved the book
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on 5 November 2016
A perfect purchase and ideal, for all fans-recommended,totallyA+
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on 4 March 2018
Very good
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on 4 July 2013
As the other reviews have stated this book focuses on the life and untimely passing of Bon Scott. Having read this book, I found myself asking a lot of questions about what actually happened at Overhill Rd. it's one of those few books that I will read again and again
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on 12 July 2015
Read about how the band really was more of a family than a rock band, how they were going to make it no matter what and get there
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on 23 May 2016
They Rocked.
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on 23 March 2014
This book could have been written with hand as many pages. Far to much waffle. Does not hold ones attention. Long live rock.
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