Second remastered re-release of the eleventh Australian and tenth internationally released full-length studio album by the legendary Australian Hard’n’Heavy band.
"Blow Up Your Video" turned out to be band's most successful album since 1981's "For Those About To Rock", even though it was chock full of filler. The driving album opener, "Heatseeker", turned out to be a surprising Top Ten single in the U.K., while the anthemic "That's the Way I Want to Rock n' Roll" proved to be another highlight (video clips were filmed for both songs, as well). But from there on (with the exception of "Kissin' Dynamite" and "This Means War"), it gets pretty unfocused. The album is glutted with such throwaways as "Nick of Time", "Ruff Stuff" and "Two's Up" - completely missing the point of what made such previous albums as "Back In Black" so great (they simply did not contain a weak moment). "Blow Up Your Video" also marked the return of AC/DC's early production team, Harry Vanda and George Young, who man the boards for the first time since 1978's "If You Want Blood".
This was the final studio album to feature drummer Simon Wright. Although he wrote all the lyrics on the album, it would be the last on which Brian Johnson was credited as a songwriter (all songs on subsequent albums were written by the Young brothers).
The album was the band's biggest-selling album of new material since “For Those About to Rock We Salute You”, being certified Platinum in the US. “Blow Up Your Video” reached No. 2 in the UK and No. 12 in the US. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental in 1989, but lost to Jethro Tull's “Crest of a Knave”.
Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., 1988/2003 (510770 2) Made in Austria.
1. Heatseeker 03:50
2. That's the Way I Wanna Rock and Roll 03:44
3. Meanstreak 04:08
4. Go Zone 04:25
5. Kissin' Dynamite 03:58
6. Nick of Time 04:17
7. Some Sin for Nuthin' 04:11
8. Ruff Stuff 04:29
9. Two's Up 05:20
10. This Means War 04:23
Total playing time: 42:42