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Full Title - For Those About To Rock We Salute You. 2003 remastered reissue of 1981 album. Packaged in a digipak with 16 page color booklet containing all original album art, many unpublished photos, classic memorabilia and liner notes. Epic.
Scott B. (scottb211) from GAYLORD, MI Reviewed on 11/26/2014...
"Back In Black" was nearly impossible to follow up, but this is still an instant classic.
AC/DC's Back in Black follow-up is arguably best album with
Terrence J. Reardon | Lake Worth (a west Palm Beach suburb), FL | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"AC/DC's eighth album (outside Australia) For Those About to Rock We Salute You was released in November of 1981. Following the mammoth success of 1980's Back in Black, the pressure was on ACDC (by then comprised of singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, his wild eyed younger brother lead guitarist Angus Young, bass player Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd) to create an album that rivaled its predecessor. Between the release of Back in Black and For Those About to Rock, Atlantic Records here in the US released Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (after rejecting its US release a few years earlier) and quickly reaching #3 in the US whilst AC/DC collaborated once more with wunderkind producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange whom would gain fame producing Def Leppard, The Cars, Foreigner, Bryan Adams and his ex-wife Shania Twain to produce an album which IMHO trumps Back in Black as I found out when I first got this on cassette tape in July of 1985 (and have upgraded numerous times over the years). We begin things with the title cut which is one the band's best tracks. This explosive track is just that, an explosive rocker (complete with cannons) and sadly is the only one to be played on the radio to this day from this album. Next is another rocker "Put the Finger On You" which did get some MTV play back in the 1980s when it still meant Music Television. We follow with the album's single "Let's Get it Up" which unfortunately stiffed on pop charts but did well on rock radio and on MTV back in the day. Next is "Inject the Venom" which is a stellar rock number. We closed side one with "Snowballed" which is a stellar fast paced rocker. We begin side two with the classic "Evil Walks" with a killer intro which turns into a great mid-tempo rocker. We follow with "C.O.D" (stands for Care Of Devil) and some cry is a re-make of "You Shook Me All Night Long" but is a great song with superb riff. "Breaking The Rules" follows and is another great track which saw the band play some rather unusual chords (for AC/DC) in the verses with superb lead guitar motifs by Angus. "Night Of The Long Knives" follows and is another killer track. We close with the rocking "Spellbound" which is a great closing track. For Those About to Rock We Salute You proved AC/DC weren't going to be a "flash in the pan" unlike many Australian rock bands (though that place did produce quite a few great bands) and For Those About to Rock became AC/DC's first album to reach #1 in the US during the Christmas holiday season and to date has sold four million copies in the US alone. Recommended!"
ACDC's BEST ALBUM!!!
That guy | 12/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every ACDC album from High Voltage to Flick Of The Switch is essintial, but For Those About To Rock is hands down ACDC's best, and one of the best, if not the best hard rock album ever recorded!!..It blows my mind that Razors Edge is rated higher on Amazon, what is wrong with you people?.....Evil Walks, COD, Inject The Venom, ect, ect,..Every song has a dark and heavy vibe that ACDC was never been able to touch on again..And Brians voice was in full force on this album...Deadly stuff!!"
Ready ... aim ... AC/DC !!!!!
Van Halen Kurtz | Twin Oaks | 03/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey hey hey hey, hey hey hey hey hey back in black.......CAUSE I'M BACK IN BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"