Release on 2011-08-01 | by John O'Donnell,Toby Creswell,Craig Mathieson
Author: John O'Donnell,Toby Creswell,Craig Mathieson
Pubpsher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Australian music has a proud, colourful and successful history. In 2008, Australian rock and roll turned 50. This book names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. It places each album in order (from 1 u 100) and discusses why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage etc. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others. With 70 years of loving and writing about Australian music between us, we shamelessly believe we've earned the right to write this book. And we think we've got it right. Let the debate begin.o u John O'Donnell, April 2010 Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/ influential/essential Australian albums of all time. Let the fight begin!
Often regarded as the greatest frontman in the history of rock music, Bon Scott tragically died on February 19, 1980 but his memory lives through the music he created with AC/DC. From 1975 s Australian album High Voltage to 1980 s Highway To Hell, Bon Scott and AC/DC were a global force to be reckoned with. AC/DC formed in 1973 but it wasn’t until the latter half of 1974 that Scottish born singer Robert Belford Scott joined the fold. Scott would help take AC/DC to legendary heights of success. Although the band s success did not arrive quickly, they released a stream of stunning albums and were undoubtedly the most electrifying live rock band of the 1970s. Despite the latterday success of the band, the Bon Scott years of 1974 to 1980 are often regarded by many as the band s most fertile creative period. Those years spawned 1976 s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 1977 s Let There Be Rock and 1978 s Powerage, not forgetting the now legendary live album, If You Want Blood You’ve Got It from 1978. Exploring the two Australian albums, the five international studio albums as well as other releases featuring Bon Scott, this book AC/DC - The Early Years With Bon Scott is a fitting recognition of Bon Scott s legacy and a reminder of just how influential AC/DC s 1970s period remains. Charts the most creative period of the band s history from 1973 to Bon Scott s death in 1980. Includes a foreword from Uriah Heep’s Mick Box. Bonus chapter on Back In Black: the first album with Brian Johnson. Extensively covers AC/DC s five international albums and two Australia-only releases with Bon Scott. Perfect as a fans book as well as a book for AC/DC beginners. Bon Scott was voted the greatest frontman of all time by Classic Rock magazine. The most successful Aussie band of all time. A movie about Bon Scott s life is currently in production.
This edition of The Little Black Songbook presents the complete lyrics and chords to over 90 classics by AC/DC! This handy chord songbook is perfect for any aspiring guitarist, ideal for group singalongs, a spot of busking or simply to rock out with the Aussie legends. This little book includes: - Back In Black - Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll - Caught With Your Pants Down - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - Girls Got Rhythm - Given The Dog A Bone - Have A Drink On Me - Heatseeker - Hells Bells - High Voltage - Highway To Hell - It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) - Jailbreak - Let There Be Rock - Shake A Leg - She's Got Balls - Shoot To Thrill - Stiff Upper Lip - T.N.T. - Thunderstruck - Touch Too Much - Whole Lotta Rosie - You Shook Me All Night Long And many more!
The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed
Author: Jake Brown
Pubpsher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The term "soundtrack of our lives" is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians in discussing rock 'n' roll's timeless hits, spanning every subgenre, from pop to hard rock, heavy metal to new wave. In the pages of Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed , the first definitive rock record-producers' anthology of its kind, readers are taken inside the studio, into the creation of the generations of classic records that collectively make up that soundtrack of our lives. The book appeals to both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording/record producing, providing a rich demographic spread of potential niche and mainstream markets. This is the first definitive record-producers' anthology to cross every one of rock's subgenres, featuring intimate, first-hand accounts of how the making of many of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits were created, via exclusive interviews with the producers who recorded them. Some of the songs discussed are "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd, "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Beautiful Day" by U2, "One" by Metallica, "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction, "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel, and "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith, among countless others by legends like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, the Pixies, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Journey, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Sting, Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink, John Mellencamp, the Black Crowes, New Order, Ministry, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, and many more.
Release on 2013-05-14 | by Jon Wiederhorn,Katherine Turman
The Definitive Oral History of Metal
Author: Jon Wiederhorn,Katherine Turman
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
The definitive oral history of heavy metal, Louder Than Hell by renowned music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman includes hundreds of interviews with the giants of the movement, conducted over the past 25 years. Unlike many forms of popular music, metalheads tend to embrace their favorite bands and follow them over decades. Metal is not only a pastime for the true aficionados; it’s a lifestyle and obsession that permeates every aspect of their being. Louder Than Hell is an examination of that cultural phenomenon and the much-maligned genre of music that has stood the test of time. Louder than Hell features more than 250 interviews with some of the biggest bands in metal, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Spinal Tap, Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, and Twisted Sister; insights from industry insiders, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, and journalists; and 48 pages of full-color photographs.
Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.