AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
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Release date: 03 March 2003
Nudity, duck-walking and huge solos… Angus Young makes grown men weep in LA. Los Angeles (December 6)
- Jan 5, 2009
Rock 'N' Roll Train
- Oct 3, 2008
Let's not piss about. You can debate this and argue that but certain things we hold to be self-evident and one of those things is that [a]AC/DC[/a] are the fuckin' greatest.
- Feb 24, 2000
Band want late singer be honoured with a statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland
Rock giants digitally release 16 studio recordings and assorted albums for the first time
Late singer will be honoured with a statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video: Wikipedia Album Entry
Blow Up Your Video is an album by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, first released on 18 January 1988. The album was recorded at the Miraval Studio in Le Val, France in between August and September 1987.
The album was produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, the production team behind the band's early albums. This was also the final studio album to feature drummer Simon Wright.
The album was the band's biggest-selling album of new material since For Those About To Rock, We Salute You, being certified Platinum in the US. Blow Up Your Video reached #2 in the UK and #12 in the US. However, the band played four tracks from it on the subsequent world tour, "Heatseeker", "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll", "Nick of Time", and "Go Zone" -- "Heatseeker" and "That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" are also featured on AC/DC Live Collector's Edition. "Heatseeker" was a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom. The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. During the Blow Up Your Video world tour, Malcolm Young decided not to participate in touring because he wanted to get over an alcohol addiction. Filling in for him was Malcolm and Angus' nephew, Stevie Young, although Malcolm is present in the Blow Up Your Video promotional videos.
Several outtakes from the recording sessions include several songs not on the album called, "Let It Loose", and "Alright Tonight", as well as other versions of "Heatseeker", and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll".
All songs composed by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Brian Johnson.
"Heatseeker" – 3:50
"That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" – 3:43
"Meanstreak" – 4:08
"Go Zone" – 4:26
"Kissin' Dynamite" – 3:58
"Nick of Time" – 4:16
"Some Sin for Nuthin'" – 4:11
"Ruff Stuff" – 4:34
"Two's Up" – 5:25
"This Means War" – 4:23
Two additional songs, "Snake Eye" and "Borrowed Time", were recorded but only released on the 12" single versions of "Heatseeker" and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" respectively. "Snake Eye" was also included on the 3" CD-single for "Heatseeker". Demo tracks for the songs "Let Loose" and "Alright Tonight" were stolen and bootlegged, and therefore, omitted from the final album cut.
Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Simon Wright – drums, percussion
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Party gonna happen at the union hall
Shaking to the rhythm 'til everybody fall
Picking up my woman in my Chevrolet
Glory hallelujah gonna rock the night away
Heroes, hard to find
Don't make the news 'til they're doin' time
Schemers turn the screw
They get the word and they drop on you
Once I need relaxation
Need to get some r 'n' r
(that's rest and recreation)
Don't need no vacation
Here she come, here she come
Eating up the thrill
Sugar cane, sugar cane
Dressin' up to kill
I've been to the left, I've been to the right
I've found myself in abudhabi, just a mirage in the night
Been to the high, I've been to the low
And I've been to lots of places that I didn't wanna go
Wrong track, wrong line
First train to run on time
Bad blood, bad news
Long rope, got nothing to lose
I like 'em big and I like 'em small
And if I had to take the oath I would take them all
Give me that ruff stuff
(it's what I want)
(you get your head down, will you)
I want you to march