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AC/DC


AC/DC's mammoth power-chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering stadium rock of the early '70s. AC/DC's rock was minimalist -- no matter how huge and bludgeoning the guitar chords were, there was a clear sense of space and restraint. Combined with Bon Scott's larynx-shredding vocals, the band spawned countless imitators over the next two decades.
AC/DC was formed in 1973 in Australia by guitarist Malcolm Young after his band, the Velvet Underground, collapsed (Young's band has no relation to the seminal American group). With his younger brother Angus as lead guitarist, the band played some gigs around Sydney. Angus was only 15 years old at the time and his sister suggested that he should wear his school uniform on stage; the look became the band's visual trademark. While still in Sydney, the original lineup (featuring singer Dave Evans) cut a single called "Can I Sit Next to You," with ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young (Malcolm and Angus' older brother) producing.
The band moved to Melbourne the following year, where drummer Phil Rudd (formerly of the Coloured Balls) and bassist Mark Evans joined the band. The band's chauffeur, Bon Scott, became their lead vocalist when their singer, Dave Evans, refused to go on stage.
Previously, Scott had been a drummer for the Australian pop bands Fraternity and the Valentines. More importantly, he helped cement the group's image as brutes -- he had several convictions on minor criminal offenses and was rejected by the Australian Army for being "socially maladjusted." And AC/DC
was socially maladjusted. Throughout their career they favored crude double entendres and violent imagery, all spiked with a mischievous sense of fun.
The group released two albums --
High Voltage and TNT -- in Australia in 1974 and 1975. Material from the two records comprised the 1976 release High Voltage in the U.S. and U.K.; the group also toured both countries. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap followed at the end of the year. Evans left the band at the beginning of 1977, with Cliff Williams taking his place. In the fall of 1977, AC/DC released Let There Be Rock, which became their first album to chart in the U.S.
Powerage, released in spring of 1978, expanded their audience even further, thanks in no small part to their dynamic live shows (which were captured on 1978's live If You Want Blood, You've Got It). What really broke the doors down for the band was the following year's Highway to Hell, which hit number 17 in the U.S. and number eight in the U.K., becoming the group's first million-seller.
AC/DC's train was derailed when Bon Scott died on February 20, 1980. The official coroner's report stated he had "drunk himself to death." In March, the band replaced Scott with Brian Johnson. The following month, the band recorded
Back in Black, which would prove to be their biggest album, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. alone. For the next few years, the band was one of the largest rock bands in the world, with For Those About to Rock We Salute You topping the charts in the U.S. In 1982, Rudd left the band; he was replaced by Simon Wright.
After 1983's
Flick of the Switch, the band's commercial standing began to slip; they were able to reverse their slide with 1990's The Razor's Edge, which spawned the hit "Thunderstruck." While they haven't proved to be the commercial powerhouse they were during the late '70s and early '80s, the '90s have seen them maintain their status as a top international concert draw. In the fall of 1995, their sixteenth album, Ballbreaker, was released. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album received some of the most positive reviews of AC/DC's career. Ballbreaker entered the American charts at number four and sold over a million copies in its first six months of release. Stiff Upper Lip followed in early 2000.

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AC/DC '74 Jailbreak (Scarce Canada 5 track 12" EP incl Soul Stripper) 13.00
AC/DC 3 LP BOX SET (German Feat High Volt,Dirty Deeds,Powerage,60149) 35.00
AC/DC 5 LP Box Set (Aussie Feat Back in black Fly On The etc 1987) 69.95
AC/DC 6 LP BOX SET ACDC 1 (Aussie  Box Set inc 12" Cold Hearted,) 79.95
AC/DC Are You Ready (UK 7" p/s Ltd edn with Dinnington Patch ) 4.95
AC/DC Are You Ready (Original UK 7" p/s single 1990, B8830) 4.95
AC/DC Are You Ready bw Got You By (UK Ltd Edn no.4114 sachel bag p/s single 1990) 5.99
AC/DC Back In Black (UK Vinyl LP) 10.00
AC/DC Back In Black bw What Do Yo (Portugal issue 7" p/s single 1980,ATL11652) 15.00
AC/DC Big Gun bw Back In Black (L (Original UK 7" p/s single fromLast Action Hero) 4.95
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video (Aussie LP On Albert Prod Label 1988,APLP 431072) 20.00
AC/DC Chris Tetley Interview (Interview picture disc) 8.95
AC/DC Danger bw Back In Business (Scarce UK Fly Shaped Picture Disc 1985, A95332P) 29.95
AC/DC Danger! Bw Back In Business (UK 7" Poster Bag Fly Poster single 1985,A9532) 7.95)
AC/DC Danger! Bw Back In Business (UK 7" p/s single 1985, A9532) 4.95
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Aussie LP on Albert Prod Label with Cartoon Cover 20.00
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976 German LP ATL50323) 8.95
AC/DC Flick Of The Switch (Aussie LP on EMI Australia Label 1983,APLP061) 20.00
AC/DC Fly On The Wall (Aussie import LP EMI Australia 1985,APLP431066) 20.00
AC/DC For Those About To Rock (Spanish Issue Gatefold Sleeve 1981,S90.471) 20.00
AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We (Original UK 7" p/s single 1982, K11721) 4.95
AC/DC Girl's Got Rhythm/TNT (German issue 7" p/s single 1979, ATL11411) 12.00
AC/DC Girls Got Rhythm bw Get It  (Original Uk 7" p/s single 1979, K11406) 4.95
AC/DC Girls Got rhythm bw Get It  (Dutch issue diff p/s 7" single,ATL50628) 15.00
AC/DC Girls Got Rhythm/If You Wan (UK 7" p/s 4 track EP 1979, K114066) 4.95
AC/DC Guns For Hire bw Landslide (UK 7" p/s single 1983, A9774) 4.95
AC/DC Guns For Hire bw Landslide (Scarce UK band Logo Shape Picture Disc A9774P) 19.00
AC/DC Heat Seeker bw Go Zone (Original UK 7" p/s single 1988, A9136) 4.95
AC/DC Heatseeker bw Go Zone/Snake (UK Ltd end 12" Picture Disc A9136TP) 18.00
AC/DC Hells Bells bw What Do You  (Spain 7" p/s single 1980,ATL11650) 15.00
AC/DC High Voltage (Aussie LP on Albert Productions Label ) 20.00
AC/DC Highway To Hell (Aussie LP Emi Australia with slightly diff Cover) 20.00
AC/DC Highway To Hell (UK 2trk 7" co slve,K11321) 4.95
AC/DC Highway To Hell (Aussie LP On EMI Australia Label 1981) 20.00
AC/DC Highway To Hell bw Dirty De (USA 7" single On Atlantic Oldies 1976,7-84989) 8.95
AC/DC Highway To Hell bw Hells Be (UK 7" p/s single feat 2 live tracks from1990/1) 4.95
AC/DC Highway To Hell bw If You W (German issue 7" p/s single 1979, ATL11321) 12.00
AC/DC Highway To Hell bw If You W (French issue 7" dif P/s single 1979, 11321) 15.00
AC/DC If You Want Blood (Aussie LP On Albert Productions Label 1978) 25.00
AC/DC If You Want Blood (Scarce Japan with Inner label 1978, K50532) 39.95
AC/DC Interview (BAK 2030) (UK 12" Picture Disc Interview Sing Feat singerS1) 6.95
AC/DC Interview 1982 (UK 12" Ltd edn Picture Disc no: 56 Angus feat S1) 8.95
AC/DC Interview 1988 (UK Ltd edn Shaped Picture Disc Interview,TTs1001) 6.95
AC/DC It's A Long Way To The Top  (UK Re-issue 7" p/s single 1980, HM3) 4.95
AC/DC Jailbreak bw Fling Thing (Original UK 7" p/s single 1980, K10805) 4.95
AC/DC Let There Be Rock (UK Vinyl LP) 8.95
AC/DC Let There Be Rock (Aussie Gatefold LP on Albert Prod Label 1977) 20.00
AC/DC Let There Be Rock/Problem C (USA issue 7" single on ATCO label 1977,7086) 8.95
AC/DC Let's Get It Up bw Back In  (UK 7" p/s single 1981, K11706) 4.95
AC/DC Let's Get It Up bw Snowball (USA issue 7" dif p/s single 1981, 3894) 8.95
AC/DC Money Talks bw Mistress For (UK 7" p/s single 1990 B8886) 4.95
AC/DC Monney Talks (UK Ltd edn 12" Picture Disc B 8886) 12.00
AC/DC Nervous Shakedown bw Rock ' (Scarce UK Shape Picture Disc A9651P) 29.95
AC/DC Nervous Shakedown bwRock An (Original UK 7" p/s single 1984, A9651) 4.95
AC/DC Powerage (Aussie LP On Albert Productions Label 1978) 15.00
AC/DC Powerage (New Zealand LP With diff Colour To Aussie 1978) 15.00
AC/DC Rock 'N' Roll Ain't Noise P (Original UK 7" p/s single 1980, K11630) 4.95
AC/DC Rock 'N' Roll Ain't Noise P (Australian 7" single 1980, AP 400 On Albert Prod) 4.95
AC/DC Rock 'N' Roll Damnation bw  (German issue 7" p/s single 1978, ATL11142) 12.00
AC/DC Rock 'N' Roll Damnation bw  (Original UK 7" p/s single 1980,K11142) 4.95
AC/DC Rock 'N' Roll Damnation/ Ki (USA issue 7" single in Company sleeve 1978,3449) 8.95
AC/DC Rock And Roll Ain't Noise P (German issue 7" p/s single 1981, ATL11630) 6.95
AC/DC Rock Sagas 1988 (UK Interview 12" Picture Disc Feat Angus side1 ) 6.95
AC/DC Shake Your Foundations bw S (UK Ltd Edn 7" Calender Poster Bag Single 1986) 5.95)
AC/DC Shake Your Foundations bw S (Original UK 7" p/s single 1986, A9474) 4.95
AC/DC Shake Your Foundations bw S (Scarce UK Shape Picture Disc A9474P) 16.00
AC/DC Soul Stripper bw Baby Pleas (German issue 7" single in Company Sleeve 1975/6 ) 12.00
AC/DC That's The Way I Wanna Rock (Original UK 7" p/s single 1988, A9098) 4.95
AC/DC That's The Way I Wanna Rock (UK Ltd edn 12" Picture Disc A90998TP) 18.00
AC/DC The Razors Edge (Aussie LP On Albert Prod Label 1990 467462 1) 20.00
AC/DC Thunderstruck bw Fire Your  (ScarceUK 10" Picture Disc Ltd edn B8907P) 10.99
AC/DC Thunderstruck bw Fire Your  (Original Uk 7" p/s single 1990, B8907) 4.95
AC/DC Thunderstruck bw Fire Your  (Australian 7" p/s single scarce 1990) 15.00
AC/DC TNT (Aussie Diff Cover & Gatefold Inner than UK 1975) 20.00
AC/DC Touch Too Much  bw Walk All (USA issue 7" single in Company Sleeve 1979,3644) 8.95
AC/DC Who Made Who (Aussie LP On Albert Prod Label 1986) 20.00
AC/DC Who Made Who (Original UK 7" p/s single 1986, A 9425) 4.95
AC/DC Who Made Who bw Guns For Hi (Scarce Uk shaped Picture Disc A9425P) 16.00
AC/DC Whole Lotta Rosie (German issue 7" single 1977, ATL 10 992) 4.95
AC/DC Whole Lotta Rosie bw Hell A (UK Re-issue 7" p/s single 1980 HM 4) 4.95
AC/DC You Shook Me (All Night Lon (French issue 7" p/s single 1980, Atlantic11 600) 15.00
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (Spain 7" diff p/s single  1980 45-2014) 12.00
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (Scarce UK Ltd edn 7" shaped Picture Disc single ) 17.00
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (German issue 7" p/s single1980,ATL11600) 8.95
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (UK 2 trk 7" p/s,K11600) 4.95
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (UK 7" p/s single 1980, K11600) 4.95