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FLICK OF THE SWITCH
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2003 reissue on 180-gramme vinyl LP. Hardcore fans will love this oft overlooked 1983 album that found AC/DC in midst of a major transition. Still adjusting to the loss of Bon Scott and the addition of new singer Brian Johnson, AC/DC sought a return to the harder edge sound of their early days. Ditching producer Mutt Lange, they decided to produce the album on their own. Although "Flick of the Switch" didn't generate the hits of earlier albums (or later ones), it still rose to #15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The big songs on this album are the title track,"Guns for Hire" and "Nervous Shakedown." Originally recorded at the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, this 2003 reissue has been remastered and released on superior sounding 180-gramme vinyl.
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Ac/Dc - Flick of the Switch [Vinyl]
Album: FLICK OF THE SWITCH
# Song Title   Time
1)    Rising Power
2)    This House is On Fire
3)    Flick of the Switch
4)    Nervous Shakedown
5)    Landslide
1)    Guns For Hire
2)    Deep In the Hole
3)    Bedlam In Belgium
4)    Badlands
5)    Brain Shake
 
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  • 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.
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