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Classic Album Review: AC/DC | Highway To Hell

The band's first undeniably great album turned out to be frontman Bon Scott's last.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Warner’s loss is a metal fan’s gain. When Australian riff-rock legends AC/DC recently signed a deal with Sony, they took their catalog along. Over the coming months, most of it is getting refurbished and re-released. Here’s the first batch. For those about to rock, we salute them.


Highway to Hell

FIRST RELEASED: 1979 — shortly before the death of original singer Bon Scott, who pulled the old choking-on-his-own-vomit trick after a drinking spree.

HIGHLIGHTS: Generally regarded as the band’s first great album, this FM rock staple captures them hitting their stride with solidly grooving, four-on-the-floor air-guitar anthems like Girls Got Rhythm, Walk All Over You, If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It), Night Prowler and the eerily prophetic title cut.

EXTRAS! EXTRAS! Like the rest of this series, this disc comes in a high-quality carboard digipack with a 16-page booklet of liner notes and vintage pix. No new tunes, though.