Signals From Mars – Episode 361 – AC/DC Discussion

Signals From Mars Episode 361 AC/DC Album Discussion


During this episode of Signals From Mars, my Patrons join me to discuss their favorite albums by AC/DC.

The way this works is they submit a list of 10 albums. Each album is assigned a set of points. Number one gets 10 points, number two gets 9 points all the way down to their number ten which receives 1 point. I sum all of the points up and whichever album comes out with the most points ends up as number one.

Did your favorite make the list?

Should it have ranked higher?

What’s that album even doing on the list?

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AI Bio For Topics

AC/DC, an iconic Australian rock band, was formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Known for their electrifying stage performances and signature schoolboy outfit donned by Angus, the band quickly rose to global prominence with their hard-hitting, blues-based rock ‘n’ roll.

Early in their career, the lineup consisted of Angus Young on lead guitar, his brother Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar, Bon Scott on lead vocals, Mark Evans on bass, and Phil Rudd on drums. Evans was later replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977.

AC/DC encountered a major setback in 1980 when Bon Scott tragically passed away after a night of heavy drinking. This could have been the end for many bands, but AC/DC pushed through this adversity. They soon hired Brian Johnson as their new lead vocalist and released the album Back in Black later that year. The title track “Back in Black” and the anthem “You Shook Me All Night Long” are from this album, which stands as a tribute to Scott. Back in Black is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Throughout their career, the band faced various lineup changes, but the core essence of their sound – characterized by blistering guitar solos, powerful vocals, and an unyielding rhythm section – remained consistent. They drew influence from earlier rock acts like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

AC/DC‘s discography showcases their longevity and consistent ability to churn out hits. Their catchy riffs and anthemic tracks became staples at rock radio stations worldwide.

Studio Albums

  • High Voltage (Australia only, 1975) – Australia: #7
  • T.N.T. (Australia only, 1975) – Australia: #2
  • High Voltage (International version, 1976) – UK: #14
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) – US: #3
  • Let There Be Rock (1977) – UK: #17
  • Powerage (1978) – UK: #26
  • Highway to Hell (1979) – US: #17
  • Back in Black (1980) – US: #4
  • For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981) – US: #1
  • Flick of the Switch (1983) – US: #15
  • Fly on the Wall (1985) – US: #32
  • Blow Up Your Video (1988) – UK: #2
  • The Razors Edge (1990) – US: #2
  • Ballbreaker (1995) – US: #4
  • Stiff Upper Lip (2000) – US: #7
  • Black Ice (2008) – US: #1
  • Power Up (2020) – US: #1

AC/DC‘s contribution to rock music is undeniable. Their legacy lives on through their numerous classic tracks and the generations of bands they’ve influenced.

1Back In Black
2Highway To Hell
3High Voltage
5Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6Let There Be Rock
7For Those About to Rock We Salute You
8Power Up
9The Razors Edge
10Flick of the Switch
12Blow Up Your Video
13Fly on the Wall
14Stiff Upper Lip
15Black Ice
16Rock or Bust

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