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AC DC Album By Album Is An In Depth Discussion Of Each Of The Band SStudio Albums By Prolific Rock Journalist Martin Popoff And Illustrated With Phenomenal Photography Formed In , AC DC Became One Of The Most Popular And Bestselling Bands In Rock History With Their No Frills Approach To Loud, Heavy, And Sweat Drenched Blues Based Rock Music This New Book From Prolific Rock Journalist Martin Popoff Pays Tribute To The Band S Discography By Moderating In Depth And Entertaining Conversations About AllOf AC DC S Studio Albums, Every Page Illustrated With Thoughtfully Curated Performance And Offstage Photography And Rare Memorabilia Popoff GathersRock Journalists And Authors Who Offer Insights, Opinions, And Anecdotes About Every Release Together, The Conversations Comprise A Unique History Of The Band, Covering Everything From Early Lineups The Role Played By The Youngs Older Brother, George The Songwriting And Legendary Antics Of Original Vocalist Bon Scott The Mega Tours Undertaken In Support Of The LPs The Debut Of Singer Brian Johnson On The Band S Mega Breakthrough, Back In Black The Band S Fallow S And S Resurgence And Later Difficulties, Such As Malcolm S Onset Of Dementia And The Legal Problems Of Drummer Phil Rudd

10 thoughts on “AC/DC

  1. says:

    5 enthusiastic stars I m an AC DC fan starting in the 80 s Back in Black was my first album so it holds so many memories and is one of my favorites.What I love about this book is the format Starting from the beginning and introducing the eldest brother, George Young who was in a successful band, the Easybeats in the late 60 s never heard of them Of course I get on the internet and looked them up I m listening to Friday on My Mind Not only do I recognize it, I know the words Then I had to listen to all their songs Cool vibe.Back to the format I love the interview style Popoff has a knack for asking great questions The contributing interviewees offered an insider s look at the band and its members I especially liked how they talked about Angus, his antics and solos on stage Album by album coverage Knowing all the details of each album was entertaining and where the band s heads were at that time Photos Fantastic photos and scrapbook memorabilia.I learned so much from reading this I liked how they had a bluesy start and I listened to the songs again as if for the first time picking up on guitar riffs, drums, and that blues tone One last thing The stories about the songs Awesome The Jack was about that Thank you NetGalley, Martin Popoff, and Quarto Publishing Group Voyageur Press

  2. says:

    I received a free electronic copy of AC DC by Martin Popoff from NetGalley for my honest review Fantastic book The pictures of the bands and albums were a bright and beautiful touch bringing the music and the band to life I loved all the different insights of all the band members I also enjoyed learning how the band started all the way up to where they are now and the personal details of the band members Great read for any AC DC fan.

  3. says:

    Popoff s AC DC is a beautifully put together tribute to a legendary hard rock band The book itself is filled with great photographs of the band members and of memorabilia such as tickets and album covers from back when we actually bought whole albums of music The release is timely as it has just been reported that Angus Young passed away last night.Although they were an Australian band, AC DC brings back memories of big V 8 American cars and loud party music This band was all about having fun No attempt to present pretentious progressive art rock, no disco beat, no new wave haircuts And, they never took themselves too seriously from Angus schoolboy shorts to the not so serious tongue in cheek lyrics of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap I recommend putting on some of their music in the background while you peruse this volume.This book is not a travelogue of the band s tours and their hotel room parties and experiences with groupies, drugs, alcohol, and the like It is actually a serious book examining the development of their music from their early days when the brothers Angus and Malcolm learned from older brother George who was in the hip Australian band the Easybeats whose hit Friday on My Mind was covered by everyone from Van Morrison to Bowie to Frampton and the Blue Oyster Cult The book traces the development of each album and how their music changed and what worked That being said, this book is targeted at the serious fan who is familiar with a lot of their catalog much so than the casual and occasional listener.Thanks to the publishing house for a copy of the book for review.

  4. says:

    Martin Popoff s AC DC Album by Album is a wonderful tribute to the rock band AC DC Each page is full of awesome pictures of the band and other memorabilia This book is not about the band s tours, parties, or drugs This book is about the development of the band itself The boo ventures into each album they produced and how their music changed as they were finding what worked and what didn t Although I m not really a huge fan of AC DC I enjoy learning about bands and their music and the history of it all This book is a brilliant collection of information about AC DC that any true fan should read It encompasses the band and their music as a whole I would recommend this book to any music lover and especially any AC DC fan.Thank you NetGalley and Voyageur Press for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  5. says:

    A comprehensive guide to AC DC, the author Martin Popoff has succeeded in producing yet another work that is both engaging to the occasional listener of the group as well as the hardened fan Accompanied with images from throughout the group s long history, there is plenty to look at and read as well as having on your shelf or coffee table to reference during those late night discussions with friends over a drink or three Recommended for the fan.

  6. says:

    This was a really well done book detailing the stories behind all the albums of AC DC Overall, I liked them as a band before but didn t know this amount of information It was enjoyable to read and I learned a lot I also thought the structure and style were easy to navigate and understand making it a nice option to casually skim or fully read.

  7. says:

    Martin Popoff is a prodigious producer of heavy metal and hard rock books 69 so far according to his bio His books are not places to look for back story, tales from the road, gossip or other shenanigans His books usually focus on albums as a way of relating the arc of careers, picking through the detail on a song by song basis Many can be found for a 1 a Pop off , usually covering a single album.Here however Popoff has switched gear here, presenting a much lavish coffee table style book that considers every AC DC release in turn up to Rock or Bust It s beautifully produced and comes packed with a wealth of pictures of the band, album and single covers, posters, adverts and tour passes.It s an easy book to dip in and out of Laid out in chronological order, each section starts with a track listing, writing, production and playing credits set alongside the album art Popoff pens an introductory summary and then a panel discussion using a QA format sets out the substantive narrative Although the panel doesn t stretch to including Angus or Brian Johnson, amongst the eclectic mix of contributors are former drummers Phil Rudd and Simon Wright, Razor s Edge Thunderstruck producer Mike Fraser, Atlantic Records executive Phil Carson, Megadeath bassist David Ellefson, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French and Joel O Keefe, lead vocalist and guitarist with AC DC clones Airbourne Popoff s work will obviously sell well with hardcore fans perhaps unlikely to reel in the mildly curious or unfamiliar I d describe myself as familiar with some but far from all of AC DC s output but I found it an engaging read The panel s credentials as fans are clear enough, but it s not a hagiography The album TNT is described as charmingly twee whilst Fly On The Wall and Blow Up Your Video are phoned in For Those About To Rock didn t cut the mustard , a yawner the difficult second album with the second singer Thankfully Popoff s early stylistic reductions of have to to hafta and references to gals in the text aren t sustained.Happily, the book illustrates how you can love a band and still see its flaws Popoff loved the band instantly but always in a protective way We humoured them AC DC was a bit unstudied, not much than Kiss without makeup Simple music from the least pretentious band in the world Powerage is cited as a long term favourite, alongside Highway To Hell as the best half an album ever recorded.The panel format is effective on some albums than others at time a little too much repetition of what are your favourite tracks but this is balanced by the personal stories of how the panel members came to the albums There s a lot of detailed discussion of individual songs, the production and mixes, and the activities of other band at the time of each release.The absence of back story and the focus on albums means that Bob Scott s death gets no discussion he s just not on the next album However, Brian Johnson s selection as new frontman is debated as part of the albums that follow Bon s death and yield a few interesting perspectives he had vocal range but just as much paint stripper the Van Halen comparison where Scott was like Lee Roth personality than vocal prowess, with Johnson like Hagar better voice, radio friendly, but less of a frontman My favourite Johnson joining made a lot sense than Buggles joining Yes.There are some interesting other snippets too The costumes Angus tried and rejected before he settled on a schoolboy outfit, how Malcolm Young s guitar is always on the left, Angus always on the right speaker and a great Jay Jay French anecdote about an obliging Johnson being asked to phone a fellow band members girlfriend only to be told to do one.It s not the definitive history of the band It didn t set out to be that But it is a gorgeously laid out look at the band s work, and at 20 reasonably priced too.

  8. says:

    This is a book for any fan of AC DC, the author takes you through each of their albums from the first to their last You get pictures, a workup on the album cover art, how the songs were picked and the difference between the UK release and the US release You get a look into the song writing and he also takes opinions of journalists on what their opinion was on each album You also get a look into some of the tours as well Also the top songs form each album and how the album did and how songs did on the charts in both the UK and the US I found this to be a very good book about the band and about each album and for me as a record collector I would love to find an Australian release of their first album because of the art work and the songs were different as well For me I was liked Highway to Hell , the last with Bon Scott as the lead singer and Back in Black Overall as a music fan of rock and roll and as a record collector I found this to be a very good book, and if you are a fan of AC DC just the better and a must read I received this book from I gave it 5 stars Follow us at www.1rad

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    I don t know about you but I grew up listening to AC DC I know most of the words to most of their songs still to this day Did I know the history of the band and of the songs No but I do now This book is filled with fascinating stories of how the band got together, how they produced their albums and where their heads were at the time You get an honest look at each of the band members Martin Popoff introduces you to all things AC DC not just with second hand stories but through interviewing each and every person in the band and people along the way that had an impact on the band There is also a ton of awesome pictures throughout the book Not just pictures of the band There are photos of album covers, PR photos and .Do you now that Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott wrote most of the songs for the band Do you know why Angus wears the school boy outfit Do you know how the band got it s start You will after reading this book.With Bon Scott passing away in 1980 and now Malcolm Young passing away recently it is only right that someone has written a true account of the journey for the band and Martin Popoff has done it I received this book from the Author or Publisher via to read and review.

  10. says:

    This is a must have book for all AC DC fans It covers all the studio albums they have produced from High Voltage in 1975 to Rock or Bust in 2014 There are 16 albums to read about over the many decades of recording from this Australian band.Each album has an introduction as to its origins, with details of the songs, covers, release dates and producers The author moves on to interview a number of superfans for the rest of the chapter regarding that particular album.There is lots of photography from the bands history, many of which my husband, who also looked at this book with me, had not seen before.I received this book from netgalley in return for a honest review.