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AC/DC : High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll : The Ultimate Illustrated History - Phil Sutcliffe


High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll : The Ultimate Illustrated History

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Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular bands in history.

This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours.

No stone is left unturned, from the band's formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success.

More than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. Sidebars from top rock scribes examine all studio releases and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers. The result is an awesome tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps.

Contributors include Phil Sutcliffe, Joe Bonomo, Danie Bukszpan, Jen, Jewel Brown, Anthony Bozza, Garth Cartwright, Ian Christe, David Dunlap, Andrew Earles, Dave Hunter, James McNair, Martin Popoff, Sylvie Simmons, Bill Voccia.

About the Author

London based journalist Phil Sutcliffe has been writing about rock since 1974 and has interviewed greats like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, and Queen. Phil is also the author of Voyageur Press' Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock.



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Amazing history of a great rock band


from Melbourne

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • New Ideas
  • Well Written


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      Comments about AC/DC:

      This is one of the best books on AC/DC - amazing collection of stories and photos. It makes for an easy entertaining read. There is a huge collection of memrobilia reproduced on every page with rare posters, tickets, and promotional material. As with all books I have read on the band not enough personal information for me but that is the usual with AC/DC. 2 thumbs up. Love the spinning Angus on the cover.

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      "Classic Rock Magazine" (UK), January 2011
      "One of those books that actually lives up to its title, this may not be the ultimate AC/DC biography--we're still waiting for that--but is easily one of the finest books on the band published so far. "Rammed to the rafters with absolutely brilliant pictures combing their entire career - many of which you absolutely will not have seen before, and almost all of which are stunningly brilliant - the design alone deserves some kind of aware for its colourful ingenuity, and the way it captures the sense of fuck-it fun that has always permeated the best of AC/DC's adventures. "Collectors will also delight in the numerous previously unseen pix from all eras, and the wonderful collation of memorabilia, including original Australia-only vinyl record sleeves, tickets and posters. There are also some nicely judged essays from writers besides the estimable Sutcliffe himself. Fair dinkum, mate!" "Guitarist Magazine," January 2011"This tome is a beaut

      ISBN: 9780760338322
      ISBN-10: 0760338329
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 224
      Published: 21st September 2010
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 24.3  x 7.8
      Weight (kg): 2.199