AC DC's Highway To Hell (33 1/3) by Joe Bonomo

By Joe Bonomo

Released in 1979, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell was once the notorious final album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980.  formally chalked as much as “Death by way of Misadventure,” Scott’s death has without end secured the album’s recognition as a partying primer and a bible for deadly habit, branding the album with the thrill chaos of alcoholic extra and its turn part, early death.  the easiest songs on Highway To Hell in attaining Sonic Platonism, translating rock & roll’s transcendent beliefs in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum mattress, and insanely, recklessly strange yet enjoyable vocals.

Joe Bonomo moves a three-chord essay at the energy of early life, the sturdiness of rock & roll fandom, and the transformative homes of reminiscence. Why does Highway To Hell topic to somebody past non-ironic teenagers?  mixing interviews, research, and memoir with a fan’s point of view, Highway To Hell dramatizes and celebrates a undying album that one critic stated makes “disaster sound just like the most sensible enjoyable within the world.”

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