What Is The Best AC/DC Album of All Time with Bon Scott?

High Voltage (International) (1976)
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
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Let There Be Rock (1977)
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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« on: August 07, 2011, 05:45:14 pm »
AC/DC (Highway To Hell) 1979

Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Highway To Hell
at #199

Highway To Hell is definitely the definitive AC/DC album in the Bon Scott era. Everything was spot on from Angus' guitar playing to Bon's vocals and the songwriting and production was top notch as well. Robert John "Mutt" Lange production hands were all over this. And there's one song in particular that always reminds me of Def Leppard (or the other way around since AC/DC came before.....). I'm talking about Touch Too Much. Listen to this one and you will "get" how important production is and also, how influential a song can be on other singers, i.e. Joe Elliot. I have to disagree with Rolling Stones ranking of Highway To Hell at #199. This is definitely Top 20 IMO.

It's a shame that this album is "tainted" with the whole Richard Ramirez controversy with the song Night Prowler. For those that have never heard about it, back in 1985, a Serial Killer was on the loose terrorizing LA and once captured, the song was linked to him as his favorite AC/DC song as well as being the impetus for his mass killing spree. The song, even though it sounds sinister had nothing to do with anything dark and ominous.

On VH1's Behind the Music on AC/DC, the band claimed that while the song had taken on a murderous connotation by Ramírez, it is actually about a boy sneaking into his girlfriend's bedroom at night

On a lighter note, the ending of Night Prowler always makes me laugh with Bon's final recorded lyrics for the song and his tenure with AC/DC. He was a fan of Mork and Mindy and ended the song with Mork's catchphrase 'Shazbot, Nanu Nanu!'.

Highly recommend this one to anyone. If anyone ask me what to start an AC/DC collection with, I gladly point to this one first.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. Damn it's really hard to choose an MVP here. But at the end of the day I gotta go with Highway To Hell, Touch Too Much, Walk All Over You and Night Prowler as Co-MVP.

Album cover ftw!!! This is hands down the best cover for the band and I put this as #5 on my all time favorite covers. As a kid, there was a part of me that really thought that Angus had horns.  ;D

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