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For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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The guns literally came out blazing for the tour that surrounded the band's chart-topping 1981 album. In fact, this album's title track would provide the bombastic close to most of their concerts in the years to follow. In a career not lacking in bold statements, "for those about to rock / we salute you" seemed like the boldest of all–the new rock gods honoring their flock. Brian Johnson's second album with the band also took the group further away from their blues-y roots and straight into the heart of hard rock. The streamlined, clean riffs of "I Put the Finger On You" and "Let's Get it Up" were template-setting arena rock numbers that showed off choruses that were more like soccer chants.

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Just Good ole Rock and Roll

On of their best from top to bottom; "Breaking the Rules" one of the better hidden tracks on "For Those About to Rock"

Title song is great

To hard-rocky, not bluesy enough.

Thunder from down under

Best band to play 4 chords and angus young working his magic

Biography

Formed: 1973 in Sydney, Australia

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

AC/DC's mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s, and is now one of the defining sounds of rock and metal. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early '70s. AC/DC's rock was minimalist -- no matter how huge and bludgeoning their guitar chords were, there was a clear sense of space and restraint. Combined with Bon Scott's larynx-shredding vocals, the band spawned countless imitators over the next...
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For Those About to Rock (We Salute You), AC/DC
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 1981

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