By the end of the‘70s, AC/DC had already released six studio albums, plus the live record, If You Want Blood You’ve Got It. The Australian hard rockers spent the decade breaking into the international mainstream—an uphill battle as the U.S. market wouldn’t even release their third album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
That all changed with 1979’s Highway to Hell, which would be the band’s first to chart in America at No. 17 on the Billboard 100. Producer Robert John“Mutt” Lange, played a pivotal role in the evolution of the band’s sound, polishing Bon Scott’s vocal style, and working closely with Angus Young on the guitarist’s ripping solo from“Highway to Hell.” Tragically, the album would be the final AC/DC record to feature Bon Scott, who died just seven months later before the band could finish what would become their mega-hit record, Back in Black.
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Text: Highway to Hell
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