By Mick Wall
Mick Wall penetrates the closed global of Aussie rock legends AC/DC.
AC/DC moved to Britain from Sydney in 1975, and shortly arrange a residency at London's Marquee membership. Their brief hair (including the bizarre mullet), loud rock and angle chimed good with the lingering pub rock and soon-to-be punk crowd. They were not particularly a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was once the unique bike-riding, speed-snorting, combating guy. An ex-convict he lived existence quick and brief; he died in February 1980, in advance of again IN BLACK, their huge-selling album, took off and the second one interval of AC/DC (with Brian Johnson as lead vocalist) was once ushered in.
BACK IN BLACK has long gone directly to promote forty five million copies around the globe, and because the band became an international phenomenon so their reclusiveness has elevated. Mick Wall, the don of heavy steel writing, seeks to penetrate the wall round the younger brothers, and write the 1st authoritative, in-depth severe account of AC/DC.
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