AC DC's Highway To Hell

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Bloomsbury Academic, 06-05-2010 - 131 trang
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Released in 1979, AC/DC's Highway To Hell was the infamous last album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980.  Officially chalked up to "Death by Misadventure," Scott's demise has forever secured the album's reputation as a partying primer and a bible for lethal behavior, branding the album with the fun chaos of alcoholic excess and its flip side, early death.  The best songs on Highway To Hell achieve Sonic Platonism, translating rock & roll's transcendent ideals in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum bed, and insanely, recklessly odd but fun vocals.

Joe Bonomo strikes a three-chord essay on the power of adolescence, the durability of rock & roll fandom, and the transformative properties of memory. Why does Highway To Hell matter to anyone beyond non-ironic teenagers?  Blending interviews, analysis, and memoir with a fan's perspective, Highway To Hell dramatizes and celebrates a timeless album that one critic said makes "disaster sound like the best fun in the world."

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Review: Highway to Hell (33⅓ #73)

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Bonomo is a thoroughly pedestrian music-writer, in terms of style, so I *thought* about giving 3 stars... *but* there is a good amount of info here. This is one of the 33 1/3 books that goes into a ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá

Review: Highway to Hell (33⅓ #73)

Đánh giá của Người dùng  - Jim Winski - Goodreads

This book had its interesting moments, but too often the author wanted to make the book personal, more about himself and his relationship with the music at that time in his life than about the band ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá

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Joe Bonomo teaches in the English Department of Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band (Continuum 2007), and Installations (Penguin), a collection of prose poems. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals.

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