By Joe Bonomo
Released in 1979, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell used to be the notorious final album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. formally chalked as much as “Death by way of Misadventure,” Scott’s death has eternally secured the album’s attractiveness as a partying primer and a bible for deadly habit, branding the album with the joys chaos of alcoholic extra and its turn aspect, early death. the simplest songs on Highway To Hell in achieving Sonic Platonism, translating rock & roll’s transcendent beliefs in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum mattress, and insanely, recklessly atypical yet enjoyable vocals.
Joe Bonomo moves a three-chord essay at the energy of formative years, the sturdiness of rock & roll fandom, and the transformative houses of reminiscence. Why does Highway To Hell topic to someone past non-ironic teenagers? mixing interviews, research, and memoir with a fan’s viewpoint, Highway To Hell dramatizes and celebrates a undying album that one critic stated makes “disaster sound just like the most sensible enjoyable within the world.”
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