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Author Wall, Mick.

Title AC/DC : Hell ain't a bad place to be / Mick Wall.

Publication Info. London : Orion, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  780.92 AC1    Check Shelf
Description x, 437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The clansmen -- Bonnie boy -- Young blood -- A groovy old man -- Got balls -- Bon the likeable -- Not a nice band -- All in the name of liberty -- A giant dose -- A wolf in wolf's clothing -- Blood on the rocks -- The place down under -- What did you do for the money, honey? -- Two-fingered salute -- The master switch -- Last chance to see.
Summary AC/DC moved to Britain from Sydney in 1975, and soon set up a residency at London's Marquee Club. Their short hair (including the odd mullet), loud rock and attitude chimed well with the lingering pub rock and soon-to-be punk crowd. They weren't really a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was the original bike-riding, speed-snorting, fighting man. An ex-convict he lived life fast and short; he died in February 1980, just before BACK IN BLACK, their huge-selling album, took off, and the second period of AC/DC (with Brian Johnson as lead vocalist) was ushered in. BACK IN BLACK has gone on to sell 45 million copies worldwide, and as the band have become a global phenomenon so their reclusiveness has increased. Mick Wall, the don of heavy metal writing, seeks to penetrate the wall around the Young brothers, and write the first authoritative, in-depth critical account of AC/DC.
Subject AC/DC (Musical group)
Rock groups -- Australia -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Rock music -- Australia -- History and criticism.
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