Remastered re-release of the ninth full-length album by legendary Australian Hard’n’Heavy Metal band.
After having worked with Mutt Lange for three hugely succesful albums, AC/DC decided they could produce an album theirselves. They did a pretty good job on this one. At this point of their career, they knew what kind of sound they wanted, and came pretty close to nailing it. It may be a little underproduced, but it still sounds really good. It's better than being overproduced.
The lyrics, as always, are classic for AC/DC - Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll. This is where Brian Johnson began to reach the first low point in his career. On a few songs, you hear him forcing a few notes, but that's it. They still sound like the Brian Johnson of "Back In Black". For him, it went downhill for the Simon Wright albums.
This is the last Phil Rudd album before "Ballbreaker". Phil is a great drummer and one of the best time-keepers in Rock. AC/DC definitely missed him during the rest of the 80s.
This album is like a "Powerage" of the Brian Johnson era. It doesn't have many radio hits on it, but it is a fan favorite, like "Powerage"! It will show you another side of AC/DC, a less mainstream side!!
The album reached #4 in UK and #15 in the US, and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for a circulation of more than 1000000 copies.
Epic Records/Sony Music, 1983/2003 (510767 2). Pressed in Austria.
1.Rising Power 03:43
2.This House Is On Fire 03:23
3.Flick Of The Switch 03:13
4.Nervous Shakedown 04:27
6.Guns For Hire 03:24
7.Deep In The Hole 03:19
8.Bedlam In Belgium 03:52
10.Brain Shake 04:00
Total playing time: 36:57