AC/DC : The Ultimate Illustrated History

By (author) Phil Sutcliffe

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Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock 'n' roll 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 AC/DC's formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating Angus on a spinning disc gives way to 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 campsContributors include: Phil SutcliffeJoe BonomoDanie BukszpanJen Jewel BrownAnthony BozzaGarth CartwrightIan ChristeDavid DunlapAndrew EarlesDave HunterJames McNairMartin PopoffSylvie SimmonsBill Voccia

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 238.76 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • 14 Oct 2010
  • Voyageur Press Inc
  • Stillwater
  • English
  • 400
  • 0760338329
  • 9780760338322
  • 154,386

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London-based journalist Phil Sutcliffe has been writing about rock since 1974 and has interviewed greats such as Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, and Queen. Phil is also the author of Voyageur Press' "AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History."

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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 beautiful visual history of an amazing band, complete with stories of their beginnings, their steady rise to fame, and the shocking loss of frontman Bon Scott. Then you get the story of the group's second career, beginning with the smash album Back in Black. You can hear the sound of those guitars in every photo."

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