Record players at the ready, our countdown to No1 is about to start rolling A lot of the world's greatest rock bands are defined by a decade. The Doors were the countercultural symbol of the late Sixties, The Clash were purveyors of punk in the Seventies and The Smiths , as the eulogists of independence in the disco-dominated Eighties. But some bands, though glorified by the pinnacle years from when they first "made it", have continued to compose against the grain of time. They first formed in , when two Scottish-born brothers — Malcolm and Angus Young — translated their cultural shift from Scotland to Australia into hardcore rock music. The siblings had a natural flair for playing guitar electric kind.
40. Soul Stripper (1975)
10. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) (1975)
It was just a joke, really. It was released as the B-side to Jailbreak in Written when Dave Evans was the singer, it was reworked for the debut album, High Voltage , but sounded twee and out of character. Bon was not cut out to be a romantic crooner. Of the eight tracks on the original High Voltage only two were included on the international version. The riff was punchy but the chorus was a dud, so it was dumped after it appeared on the Aussie High Voltage. They played it fast, and they played it hard.
In February , Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning after a night of heavy drinking. Prior the release of 's Flick of the Switch , drummer Rudd left the band and was replaced by Simon Wright , being in turn replaced by Chris Slade in The band experienced a commercial resurgence in the early nineties with the release of s The Razors Edge. Rudd returned to the band in , replacing Slade and appearing on the band's next five albums. Their fifteenth studio album Black Ice was the second-highest-selling album of , and their biggest chart hit since For Those About to Rock , eventually reaching No. The band's line-up remained the same for twenty years, until with Malcolm Young's retirement due to early-onset dementia he died in and Rudd's legal troubles. In , Johnson was advised to stop touring due to worsening hearing loss. Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped in as the band's vocalist for the remainder of that year's dates. A reunion of the Rock or Bust lineup was announced in September and the band's seventeenth studio album Power Up was released two months later.
Since they have released 16 studio albums 14 available worldwide and 2 released only in Australia , 2 soundtrack albums, 4 live albums, 11 video albums, and 2 box set albums. If we were on iTunes, we know a certain percentage of people would only download two or three songs from the album — and we don't think that represents us musically. Finally, they also released their music to Spotify in June , though they previously refused to do so. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 4 July Retrieved 25 April Archived from the original on 14 April Retrieved 24 April