12 comments on “AC/DC – Highway to Hell

  1. Agreed 100%! HIGHWAY TO HELL has always been my favorite AC/DC album too . . .

    . . . followed closely by LET THERE BE ROCK.

    J.N.

  2. Me, too.
    I always like this best of all AC/DC albums…and my favorite song on it is the title track.

    And, it’s true, that Richard Ramirez being a fan of the band didn’t help their image in America with groups such as the “PMRC“.

  3. Powerage is also my favorite. Sin City, Riff Raff, Give Me A Bullet, Down Payment Blues among others are classics. I saw them a couple of times around this time and they were at the top of their game.

  4. My favorite rock vocalist of all time is AC/DC, it is funny I am currently doing a video thread on the history of AC/DC on FB and watching the live clips with Bon reminded me what a lethal live band this line up was.

    My favorite AC/DC album of all time and I agree Bon’s best performance.

  5. POWERAGE is my all time favorite AC/DC album, but this one runs a close second. The title track, while a well-worn radio staple – is by far not the best track on the album. “Shot Down in Flames”, “Girls Got Rhythm”, “Touch Too Much”, “Beating Around The Bush” and “Night Prowler” are even better. BACK IN BLACK is good also – but not quite as good as this one. But then POWERAGE, in my opinion, is still a few riffs better than these.

  6. I choose “Highway To Hell” over “Back In Black” any day. The way I have always seen/heard it, there is a tale of two AC/DC’s… the Bon Scott era and the Brian Johnson era. I tip my Metal hat to “Back In Black” and “For Those About To Rock” from the Brian Johnson era.

    Overall, this album you posted is my all inclusive favorite AC/DC album. Plus, I could not agree with you more on “Touch Too Much”, this song is amazing and very relevant to what we hear being created in 2010.

    In a Metal nutshell… AC/DC are simply icons. It took me many years to finally complete my AC/DC album catalog. Now, there has to be an “Iron Man” album of greatest hits… I’ll just wait on that one if I don’t really need it. I can’t always be the “completist” when it comes to greatest hits and special packaging… it all adds up to $$$.

    A cool personal view/review on this ultra classic!

      • Oh yeah… the AC/DC influence is all over Airbourne. Arguably Krokus influence too? Plus, that Airbourne band brings some darn cool energy to the Heavy Metal table! Airbourne has reintroduced the “F” word to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal… that word is “Fun”!

      • Yeah, Krokus has an AC/DC vibe at times too. I’m looking forward to getting their new album, it’ll be my first (besides a greatest hits). I still haven’t checked into Airbourne’s first but I’ll be getting the new one.

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