Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Highway To Hell" - Rated 258/500!
Remastered from the original mix-down 2-track masters for unprecedented sonic brilliance.
The first of three collaborations between AC/DC and producer Mutt Lange resulted in the band's first big hit in the US. Burning with songs about the classics: sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, AC/DC was never more clear in their mission statement than on the title track. The album, and subsequent world tour (captured on film in the movie Let There Be Rock) would prove to be a tragically bittersweet victory, with the untimely death of charismatic singer Bon Scott just 6 months after its release.
Certified 6x Platinum in the US! Features the classics Girls Got Rhythm, Touch Too Much and Highway To Hell.
"Upon being promoted from the band's driver to its lead singer, Bon Scott immediately came up with his singular formula for recording vocals: He downed half a bottle of bourbon, chased it with some weed and a fat rail of blow, and proclaimed, "I'm ready." Then he got the take. Scott was a force of nature, and by AC/DC's fourth studio album, he and guitarist Angus Young had become an explosive one-two punch. "You'd need several volumes of Britannica," Young noted, "just to chronicle what Bon got up to in one day." Inevitably, Scott's wicked ways caught up with him, and he was dead six months after Highway's release." - www.rollingstone.com
"'Ive been on the road for 13 years,' AC/DC singer Scott said in 1978. 'Planes, hotels, groupies, booze... they all scrape something from you.' Pumped up by producer 'Mutt' Lange, 'Highway' is the last will and testament of Scott: When he yells, 'Dont stop me,' right before Angus Youngs guitar solo, its clear that no one could he drank himself to death in 1980." - Rolling Stone
1. Highway To Hell
2. Girls Got Rhythm
3. Walk All Over You
4. Touch Too Much
5. Beating Around The Bush
6. Shot Down In Flames
7. Get It Hot
8. If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
9. Love Hungry Man
10. Night Prowler