High Voltage - 1974 – Albert|
T.N.T. - 1975 - Albert
Dirty Deeds Done Dirth Cheap - 1976 - Atlantic
Let There Be Rock - 1977 - Atlantic
Powerage - 1978 - Atlantic
If You Want Blood... - 1978 - Atlantic
Highway To Hell - 1979 - Atlantic
Back In Black - 1980 - Atlantic
For Those About To Rock - 1981 - Atlantic
Flick Of The Switch - 1983 - Atlantic
Fly On The Wall - 1985 - Atlantic
Who Made Who - 1986 - Atlantic
Blow Up Your Video - 1988 - Atlantic
The Razor's Edge - 1990 - Atlantic
Live - 1992 - Atlantic
Ball Breaker - 1995 - East West
Stiff Upper Lip - 2000 - Elektra
Black Ice – 2008 - Columbia
Live At River Plate – 2012 - Columbia
S= The Valentines, Fraternity, The Spekters>>Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott] - Geordie>>BRIAN JOHNSON
G= ANGUS YOUNG - Velvet Underground>>MALCOLM YOUNG
B= Marc Evans>>Contraband, Heaven, The Zoo - Home, Bandit>>CLIFF WILLIAMS
D= Coloured Balls, Buster Brown>>Phillip Rudd [Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis] - Tytan, AIIZ>>Simon Wright>>Dio, Mr. Rude, UFO, John Norum, Dio Disciples - The Firm>>Chris Slade>>MSG - Coloured Balls, Buster Brown>>Phillip Rudd [Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis]
Recording as early as 1974 AC/DC's brand of hard rock and boogie remained one of the world's most popular draws.
Born in Melbourne, the band reached great heights with singer Bon Scott until his death on February 13, 1980 which was attributed to an alcohol overdose. The follow-up album and tribute to Scott, featured singer Johnson and went on to become the biggest hard rock seller of all time at 21 million and counting. By 2007, it had sold 22 million copies just in the USA.
AC/DC has shown an unwavering attitude throughout the years and while the albums might have lost their spark, live the band always plays before sold-out audiences. Malcolm Young has been in and out of the band for alcohol-related problems and Angus Young amuses his audience by appearing in his old school's uniform!
In a bout of irony, Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans was touring Europe in the summer and autumn of 2003 with the German AC/DC tribute band Overdose. The band itself entered the studio to record a new album for Epic Records in 2003 after completing a string of dates with Rolling Stones. The band also played the SARS benefit show in Toronto that summer. The next benefit show was for victims of the Florida hurricanes in the summer of 2004. Also in 2004 AC/DC had an alley in Melbourne named after them. The former Corporation Lane was renamed AC/DC Lane in honour of the hard rock veterans. AC/DC’s DVD collection Plug Me In amassed sales of 600,000 units in less than a month in the autumn of 2007. AC/DC’s Black Ice was out at the end of October. The album’s first single was called Rock 'n Roll Train. The full-length was available with three different covers. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien and recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada. Black Ice was slated to be available exclusively at Walmart in the USA! Chalk one up for corporatism.
AC/DC was touring the United Kingdom and Ireland in the spring of 2009 with Thin Lizzy in tow as support. AC/DC was next touring Australia for the first time in 8 years where ticket sales set new national records. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson underwent surgery in September of 2009 thus cancelling all touring activities for October. The band was still scheduled to hit South America in November. AC/DC: Iron Man 2 soundtrack the collection of the band’s material used on the film landed at position #1 on several charts including Germany. AC/DC’s Live At River Plate was a live DVD from the Black Ice world tour. It was shot in December 2009 and released in spring of 2011. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was to undergo wrist surgery in February of 2012. His previously announced solo tour was therefore cancelled. AC/DC would also release Live At River Plate on November 16th, 2012 as a three-disc red vinyl or a two-CD package featuring multiple covers. The live record followed 2011’s Live At River Plate DVD. Early AC/DC singer Bon Scott would be honoured with a statue in in Kirriemuir, Scotland, his birthplace.