From the Vault...


"For Those About To Rock We Salute You"

© Atlantic Records


track listing
  • For Those About To Rock
    (We Salute You)
  • Put The Finger On You
  • Let's Get It Up
  • Inject The Venom
  • Snowballed
  • Evil Walks
  • C.O.D.
  • Breaking The Rules
  • Night Of The Long Knives
  • Spellbound

  • WSVNRadio Archives
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    AC/DC related sites:
    AC/DC Website
    Previous Review: #1318
    The Eagles--Long Road Out Of Eden
    Next Review: #1320
    "For Those About To Rock We Salute You"

    AC/DC returns again to WSVNRadio with the followup to Back In Black, For Those About To Rock We Salute You, released in 1980. Original lead singer Bon Scott passed away from a drinking binge in early 1980, and all hopes were in doubt for the band. Enter new singer Brian Johnson in 1980, and their first album with him (Back In Black) became one of the best albums in hard rock. The future now looked bright again.

    There isn't a bad song on this album, the title track is another song classified as many of the best songs by AC/DC, whether it be with Bon Scott or Brian Johnson. "Put The Finger On You" truly rocks, "Let's Get It Up" is probably considered my favorite song from the album, next to the title track. "Inject The Venom" has Brian "growling" his singing at his best (especially at the beginning of the tune) -- great fashion in singing style. "Snowballed" continues the hard rock that only AC/DC can provide. "Evil Walks" could easily have been another song from "Back In Black," as it reminds me of "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution," a great track which was introduced on the "Back In Black" album.

    "C.O.D." is another great song, and another favorite of mine from this album. "Breaking The Rules" is another great tune, as like in all the songs here, guitarist Angus Young is in full force. "Night Of The Long Knives" chorus could be an anthem chant. "Spellbound" maybe the wind-down song, slowing down the pace, and it fits just fine, winding down an album that just plain out rocks.

    AC/DC has had continued success after the untimely death of Bon Scott. Back In Black is the third most popular album in Rock history, next to Michael Jackson's Thriller and Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. Their albums with Brian Johnson has at least one (or more) big hits, they've been inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and they still continue to tour. AC/DC's music is loud, hard rock, which they still are considered one of the best bands in (hard) rock, and are still fan favorites.

    © All rights reserved. Review or any portion may not be reproduced without written permission. Cover art is the intellectual property of Atlantic Records and is used for reference purposes only.

    Previous Review: #1318
    The Eagles--Long Road Out Of Eden
    Next Review: #1320