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AC/DC (Musical group)

Works: 696 works in 2,423 publications in 7 languages and 19,615 library holdings
Genres: Heavy metal (Music)  Rock music  Film soundtracks  Rock concert films  Horror films  Juvenile works  Children's sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Originator, Musician, Other, Lyricist, Singer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1841.18.A23, 782.42166
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by AC/DC (Musical group)
Back in black by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

124 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BACK IN BLACK is the 6th best selling album in US History and has went 19 times platinum. This digitally remastered contains a 16 page booklet with unpublished photos, classic memorabilia, and new liner notes by the Rolling Stone's David Fricke
Highway to hell by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

110 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth studio album by the hard rock band AC/DC, featuring ten songs, including "Highway to Hell," "Walk All Over You," "Shot Down in Flames," and "Night Prowler."
Rock or bust by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

25 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC returns with their first new album in six years. The highly anticipated release includes the single Play Ball, which was used as part of Turner Sports' 2014 Major League Baseball postseason broadcasts
Black ice by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With eight years passing since their previous release, AC/DC's fifteenth studio album was produced with Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and Bruce Springsteen
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love at first feel --; Big balls --; Rocker --; Problem child --; There's gonna be some rockin' --; Ain't no fun (waiting round to be a millionaire) --; Ride on --; Squealer
High voltage by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Música censurada (Relación de no radiables de la Dirección General de Radiodifusión): She's got balls (4 min., 46 seg.) denegada por expresión mal sonante "Ella tiene pelotas" finalmente fue autorizada en 1977
The razors edge by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of AC/DC's songs from their 1990-1991 world tour that covered twenty-one countries and one hundred and fifty-three shows
Let there be rock by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This album kicks up the energy level a notch from its predecessor, making for a bracing hard rock record of blasting guitar and basic, aggressive grooves
Iron Man 2 by AC/DC (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who made who by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains classics like You Shook Me All Night Long and For Those About To Rock
Ballbreaker by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stiff upper lip by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relentless power chords of AC/DC have ruled the likes of rock music and endured through all of its varying forms for nearly three decades. There's not a rock band on MTV or in the basement that doesn't bow before the masters of dirty deeds
For those about to rock, we salute you by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC's hot streak began to draw to a close with For Those About to Rock We Salute You. While Back in Black was infused with the energy and spirit of paying tribute to Bon Scott, it became apparent on the follow-up that the group really did miss Scott more than it initially indicated. Brian Johnson's lyrics started to seem more calculated and a bit clichď, lacking Scott's devil-may-care sense of humor. And the band itself slowed down the tempo frequently, sounding less aggressive and inspired. There is still some decent material here -- the title track, for example, which became a concert staple with cannon-firing sound effects. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Powerage by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their third released album that contains true classics like Sin City
Blow up your video by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC remained a popular concert draw throughout the '80s, although such albums as Flick of the Switch and Fly on the Wall failed to replicate their mass U.S. commercial success of 1980-1981 (Back in Black, For Those About to Rock, a reissue of Dirty Deeds). But the successful soundtrack for Stephen King's lackluster movie Maximum Overdrive, titled Who Made Who, put AC/DC back on the right track commercially. Their first new studio album of all-new material in three years, 1988's Blow Up Your Video turned out to be their 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. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide
Flick of the switch by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser. AC/DC: Brian Johnson (vocals); Angus Young, Malcolm Young (guitar); Cliff Williams (bass); Phil Rudd (drums). Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas. Originally released on Atlantic (80100). Includes liner notes by Brad Tolinski. Detractors have long called minimalist bands such as AC/DC, Bad Company and ZZ Top formulaic. By paring rock down to its most basic elements, these bands forged a musical terrain where anything less than mastery over the form would reveal gaping holes in the structure. Remember that there are no keyboards filling up space, or creating diversions on an AC/DC record. The point is, AC/DC's approach may not have varied an inch over the years and it may very well be a formula. It is also a highly effective one. FLICK OF THE SWITCH carries the spirit of the band's hard rock crunch with capable aplomb. Massive guitar riffs that could capsize a medium size boat, a stomping 4/4-rhythm section and Brian Johnson screeching like a banshee on the warpath. The album's highlights are the mid-tempo "Rising Power," and the bruising title track. When Johnson screams "With a flick of the switch she'll blow you sky high" on the latter, AC/DC proves itself still capable of explosive outbursts
Rockabye baby! by Alex Gibson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC's classic rock anthems take on a soothing lullaby sound, helping young listeners to embark on the highway to sleep
Maximum overdrive by Stephen King( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The comet's magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree
Live at River Plate by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2009. Features two discs with nineteen tracks performed live. Includes the tracks Back in Black; Thunderstruck; and You Shook Me All Night Long
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