AC/DC is one of the top hard-rock music bands in history. The band emerged in Australia in the seventies and their simple songs sort of fell on deaf ears of the Americans that were more of rock fans. Angus Young, a knickers-clad guitar showman was renowned for making their audience demand for more due to his skill. It is not a surprise that the band actually tops in the most dependable bands over the years.
Not long after the band’s breakthrough in 1980, Bon Scott died. He was then replaced by Brian Johnson two months later. Four months later Black in Black peaked in number four in the US chart. The “Never Say Die” title and “You Shook Me All Night” proved to be a standard source for acts that ranged from Hip Hop to Country. There have been 22 million copies sold so far thus seeing it become the fifth best-selling album in the US history.
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” went up to number three. It was a 1981 reissue of the 1976 Australian LP. it was then followed by “For Those About to Rock, We Salute You” which was the group’s first US Number One LP. This was in the late 1981. The “Flick of the Switch” (number 15,1983) and “Fly on the Wall” (number 32,1985), which were a little less spectacular paved way for the multiplatinum ” Who Made Who” and “The Razors Edge” which was number two in the year 1990. The group’s closest thing to a hit chart “Money Talks” (number 23,1991) is contained in the latter.
The first month of 1991 saw three fans being crashed to death in an AC/DC show at the Salt Lake City in Utah. The three deceased teenagers’ families were later paid by the group and undisclosed sum. This was an out-of-court settlement. The concert’s promoter. the company in charge of security and the convention center were among the other parties that were involved in the settlement.
It was not until 1995 that Rick Rubin produced “Ballbreaker” which entered the charts and stood at number four. This also saw the return of Phil Rudd. “Bonfire” was released in 1997 and it contained live tracks that were recorded in the years 1977 and 1979. In addition there was the remastered version of the “Black in Black”. This was the very first time that AC/DC had produced a material that featured Bon Scott since the time he passed away.
George Young was back on board as a producer and saw “Stiff Upper Lip” (number 7,2000) confirm the AC/DC’s status as being in the list of the most enduring and popular hard rock band on planet earth. By wisely sticking to its formula that had been tested by time, the band followed the release of the record with very extensive tours. All through this tours, Angus Young wore a schoolboy’s uniform.
The band returned with “Black Ice” with their signature stubbornly unaltered. This album got into record as the first to ever hit number one since 1981 in the US. It was exclusively sold through Wall-Mart and 784,000 unit were moved. It is in this year that the Recording Industry association of America thus declared AC/DC as the ninth best selling artist in the Us ever. Even after more than three and a half decades later this band has no signs of letting up.