Wednesday, July 29, 2020

AC/DC revisit Back In Black classic Shoot To Thrill

AC/DC revisit their classic track, “Shoot To Thrill”, on the fourth and latest episode of a 40th anniversary video series celebrating the band’s 1980 album, “Back in Black.”

“I was just a reader and an observer of people,” says singer Brian Johnson about the song. “It basically wasn’t about the drug culture. What I was thinking of at the time, in England, it was more the housewives on valium because the National Health System was overloaded with women who were just depressed, despondent and all that, so the doctor – just to get them out of the bloody office – would say, ‘here, take some valium.’ And these women were dependent on it…‘Too many women, too many pills.’”

AC/DC added the Geordie frontman to their lineup in the months following the February 1980 passing of longtime vocalist Bon Scott as the group worked on new material with a plan for the project to serve as a tribute to their fallen bandmate.

The group reteamed with producer Mutt Lange for the record following the success of their 1979 collaboration on “Highway To Hell”, which delivered the band their first US Top 20 album.

“Back In Black” would reach No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and go on to be the best-selling hard rock album in history, with estimated worldwide sales of 50 million.

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