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By Jake Brown

AC/DC have reigned over rock 'n' roll for nearly 4 many years. Their signature strength chord rock was once the sonic ordinary bearer of the style they pioneered, summarised in Rolling Stone's assertion that they 'are one of many most sensible challenging rock bands in history'. the gang has transcended their Australian roots to turn into an international phenomenon. Their albums continuously pass platinum they usually have earned their popularity as the most effective bands at the planet.

The band's dwell arsenal contains 'It's a ways to the head (If you must Rock 'n 'Roll); 'Highway to Hell and 'You Shook Me All evening lengthy' and their effect is felt this day as strongly as ever. 2008's Black Ice bought an striking greater than 1.5 million copies in its first week, and might move directly to promote seven million copies all over the world, spending a number of weeks at the most sensible of the Billboard best two hundred. In November 2012, stay at River Plate used to be published – the band's first dwell album for 20 years.

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In the early days we didn’t even rehearse. Nowadays we try to save time. We don’t like spending too much time in the studio. ’ Of the creation of ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ – which would become a live favourite for Guns N’ Roses as well as an AC/DC concert staple – Angus began by explaining to Engleheart that, from a musical – and specifically rhythmic – vantage point, ‘We were always big fans of early rock ’n’ roll, like Elvis and “Heartbreak Hotel”, things like that – the stop-and-start things, the dynamics.

Years later staff producer Chris Gilbey told Masino with a chuckle that ‘the album went on to become an even bigger hit without the song “High Voltage” on it! And by the time we had sold a load of albums we were ready to release the next full-length, which did have the song on it, but of course had a different name and that second album was an instant hit. ’ The national success of High Voltage led to the band touring extensively throughout their native country, as well as making numerous appearances on Countdown – Australia’s American Bandstand.

After the short-lived success of the Easybeats on the international scene Ted Albert lured the mainstays of the band, George Young and Harry Vanda, back to Australia in 1973. The artist, however, that would consolidate the rebirth of Albert Productions as a force in the Australian record company industry would prove to be the signing of John Paul Young (no relation). John Paul Young had a minor hit with the Vanda/Young composed track “Pasadena” in April 1972. It was this success that enabled Ted Albert to persuade George Young and Harry Vanda to run a recording studio for Albert Records.

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