|Highway to Hell
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What Highway to Hell has that Back in Black doesn't is Bon Scott, AC/DC's original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. In other words, on crunchy, hook-heavy metal classics like the title track, and on "Get It Hot" which is more roadhouse rock than metal, he had the perfect instrument for such wild-living anthems. Too perfect, it turned out. --David Cantwell
AC/DC's 1979 album digitally remastered and reissued in a special digipak plus a 16 page full color booklet containing all original album art, many unpublished photos, classic memorabilia and new 2003 liner notes. Epic.
- RAUNCHY RAW ROCK-N-ROLL
Rough, raw, and unapologetic. This is a must have for any AC/DC fan, or any fan of pure Rock-N-Roll. Although the title cut is probably the most widely recognized, my favorite is Night Prowler. ...more info
- A perfect representation of that classic rock style
To me, classic rock from around the 1969s and 1970s is the center of music. I think that AC/DC perfectly show that genre, and although people talk about this is where they softened up, I have to argue with that. What I find interesting about this album is it was made by everyone from the Brian Johnson era, but with Bon Scott instead, which is perfect because you get AC/DC's classic vocalist, with the people from their classic era.
I think that the songs are all great songs, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. Angus Young and Malcolm Young are a great guitar duo, Bon Scott's singing gives AC/DC what they need, and the rhythm section of Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd backs it all up. I can't really see much of what Robert Lange really did as a producer, but whatever it was, I think he did a great job. Mark Dearnley did a great job mixing, and I also should mention that it took a while before I realized how important the mixing can be to the music.
The songs are all great. The title track is regularly played, and just about everyone knows it, but the other tracks are all incredible. When thinking about each song, I start humming the chorus and feel like getting up and jumping around. Although I really like how a lot of the more modern rock music shows a lot more deep dark emotions, I think that the classic stuff is still the center of music....more info
- rip bon
night prowler is the best ac/dc song there ever was, to me anyways... i love brian johnson's voice alot, and its hard to say who's better bon or brian. cause they are both my favorites. but thats another story. this is one of the best albums of all time. highway to hell and back in black are my top picks by ac/dc. the whole album is awsome....more info
- Highway to Hell
This would have to be my favorite album and album cover. This little gem would have to be in the top ten of my favorite albums.
R.I.P Bon...more info
- DONT LISTEN TO THE REVIEWER BELOW ME,AC/DC ROCKS!
I LOVE AC/DC.THEY ARE AMONGST THE GREATEST HARD ROCK GROUPS OF ALL TIME.ALL THEIR ALBUMS FROM HIGH VOLTAGE TO THE RAZORS EDGE WERE CLASSICS.BON SCOTT IS A TREMENDOUSLY GIFTED VOCALIST WHO WAS MILES BETTER THAN LOU GRAMM.IGNORE THE HATERS AND BUY THIS ALBUM.
LONG LIVE AC/DC....more info
- Absolute Classic!!!
The only album better than this one in AC/DC's catalog is Back in Black. Buy them both!...more info
- the key to a happy adolescence
I don't mean echo the scads of great reviews written here, except to say: This album is a perfect multi-faceted gem. Whether a Catholic school girl or journeyman builder, Scott, the Youngs, Williams and Rudd seemed to have every one of us in mind when they struck those elemental chords. The effect is powerful, and resonates still. Best experienced in some social milieu: this is key to a few generations' "the first time I heard Highway to Hell" stories. Get one for yourself....more info
- Rock 'n' roll bliss
Highway to Hell f***ing rocks. It rocks better, louder, faster, and meaner than just about any other album you've ever heard. It's a skin-melting blast of raw, raunchy rock `n' roll fury, full of livewire guitar chords, storming drums and booze-soaked vocals. Your childhood isn't complete until you've thrown this thing into your car's CD player, cranked the volume to infinity, and torn off down the highway at fifteen miles over the speed limit (this is one of those records that make you feel like you could outrun the cops if the mood were ever to strike you). This is rock `n' roll as it was meant to be played- these boys have somehow figured out how to channel the same muse that inspired Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Get it, crank it, and love it....more info
- Forever the best
Are you kidding me?? The boys follow up some of the best albums of the 70's with THE pinnacle of the Bon Scott era. Wow! Every track smokes. Every track oozes Bon's ragged snarl. Every track makes me want to pump my fist and drink whiskey. Every track makes me think the band actually did sell their souls to make this so good. If you don't own this you need to because it will improve your world. I wish Bon would have lasted a few more years.......more info
- You can tell...
That about nine out of ten of the one-star reviews for this album are all from the same prig registered under different names; he mispells "insted" in almost every review and constantly plugs Dire Straits, Foreigner and Metallica. Yeah, enough said. Amazon should really create a system to weed out spam reviews like his/hers/its.
Anyway, this album is a classic. If you listen to only a few songs and decide you dislike the entire work, just do us a favor and stick nails into your ears. Rusty ones, at that. If you listen to the entire work and still dislike it, well, your loss. Geddy Lee I'm sure will console you (I've found that the majority of AC/DC-haters are unfortunate Rush addicts.)
This is Bon Scott-era AC/DC at its most humble, in my simple (but correct) opinion. Earlier works were definitely raunchier, focusing moreso on cranking out rough-edged rockers whereas with this album, the focus switches towards a more 'produced' sound, courtesy of Robert John Lange. That's not to say it doesn't rock as hard as their previous releases; this album rocks - hard - and in spades, it just seems, not necessarily 'cleaner,' but more matured?
They're getting older, and it shows. By the time they laid out Powerage, it is apparent that they had determined to produce the best album they possibly could have at the time, not necessarily one that only rocks as loudly as it can just for the sake of rocking loudly. Powerage is an excellent album, and Highway to Hell really shows that they could take an idea that works and build upon it without changing formula, but also without simply repeating more of the same. This album really seems like one put together for the fans in mind.
AC/DC has definitely discovered their values by this album, and it's a shame that we could not have had Bon Scott around for at least a few albums more before he decided to...Well, you know. But did anybody really expect him to live to old age anyway?
This album was of course followed by Back in Black, an album which I'm convinced will still be listened to for decades to come.
Five star album....more info
- don't listen to the reviewers below me, AC/DC SUCKS!!!!
I hate AC/DC. They are one of my top 14 worst bands of all time.
Highway to Hell is a really bad album and which their singer, Bon
Scott, is always angry, screams, yells, on drugs, overrated, lousy, and stupid. I wish he can sing more properly like Mark Knopfler and Lou Gramm. Even Metallica is better than this, don't make a mistake buying this awful album and one more thing, don't listen to the 5 star reviewers below too. Get album legends
like Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner insted.
Believe me, Let It Be knows music...
- A TRUE CLASSIC
This is another highly recommended classic from AC/DC , it features alot of great classics and is there best album with Bon Scott in my opinion. A must have....more info
When I recieved my package it was in perfect condition. No scratches , .nothing. I am extremely satisified...more info
- Bon Scott at his best
Bon Scott is at his best.
Every song is good.
This is a classic.
Shot down in flames, Highway to Hell, and If You Want Blood You've Got it are my favorites....more info
- Not Bad!!!
This is my first AC/DC cd and it is really good! My favorite songs are Highway to Hell, and If You Want Blood (You Got It) If you love AC/DC, then you'll love want to take the HIGHWAY TO HELL!!!...more info
- Bad Album....
I hate AC/DC as they are one of my top 20 worst bands of all time. BON SCOTT IS A REALLY ANNOYING SINGER WHO JUST SCREAMS..EVERY SONG IS AWFUL EVEN JOKES LIKE TOUCH TOO MUCH. AVOID THIS LOUSY BAND AND
GO WITH METALLICA BLACK ALBUM INSTED....more info
- ac/dc classic
this cd is so well known,as one of the best hard rock albums ever. it is a must have cd. i would say highway to hell on this cd is my favorite. every song is very good. ...more info
- simply the best
i've got nothing else to say that everybody else hasn't already sain this is simply one of the best rock albums of all time. play it til your speakers and your ears bleed...more info
- WHIRLIGIG YOU AGAIN???????????????????????????
WHIRLIGIG YOU SUCK,YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST STUPID PEOPLE OF ALL TIME GIVING ALL GOOD BANDS LIKE LED ZEPPELIN,THE WHO,LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND THE ROLLING STONES ONE STAR.PLEASE DONT READ THE REVIEWS OF THE PREVIOUS THREE ONE STAR REVIEWERS(ORION,BURGER BOMB,KID WHO LOVES WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU) WHO APPEAR TO BE ONE AND THE SAME PERSON(WHIRLIGIG)WRITING UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES.BON SCOTT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK SINGERS AFTER ROBERT PLANT AND THIS WAS THEIR FINEST CD WITH BON SCOTT WHO IS MISSED BY HIS FANS.PLEASE BUY THIS WITHOUT DELAY.
AVOID ALBUMS FROM LOUSY BANDS LIKE DIRE STRAITS,GREEN DAY AND FOREIGNER ...more info
- The title says it all, this is not music.....
Thankfully the noise is so loud, you can not make out the lyrics unless you look at the record label for the text to all the songs. But even if you could understand the music, it would make no difference. This is not music, just loud noise. The music industry stopped making music twenty years ago....more info
- Second to Back in Black
This is justly the most famous of the Bon Scott-era AC/DC records. The title track is the resident anthem, arguably the most-famous AC/DC song. It's got everything an AC/DC classic needs: powerful vocals, an unforgettable riff and a shout-along chorus. Girls Got Rhythm is more classic stuff, again I love Bon Scott's vocals and Angus Young's non-stop riffs. Walk All Over You has an interesting touch musically: the chorus slows the tempo down a tiny bit, speeding back up for the verses. Again, very nice touch.
But there are a few good songs you might not be familiar with. For instance, If You Want Blood (You've Got It), which actually reminds me of the Doors' Peace Frog with all of those references to blood in the streets. Too bad it's been forgotten. Shot Down in Flames is a funny song about a loser who keeps getting turned down by women - in other words, shot down in flames. And Night Prowler is loaded with menace, not the Midnight Rambler ripoff people say it is at all.
one of AC/DC's best albums....more info
- The legend of Bon Scott....4.5 stars
The last of the '70's Bon Scott albums, "Highway to Hell" is arguably the best AC/DC CD, save for "Back in Black". What Bon had that his successor does not is an authentic bluesy swagger, and wolf- like howl. When Bon sang it, you believed it. This is real bar brawl music and requires a swig of whiskey and some Camels to thoroughly enjoy. These songs rock from start to finish, and with no dogs, this is just about as good as AC/DC gets. Highly recommended, especially "Night Prowler", one of the best ending songs ever recorded. Nanu-Nanu ...more info
- 1 STAR, BON SCOTT SUCKS.
I wish this angry singer can act nicer just like Lou Gramm, and Mark Knopfler. His name is Bon Scott and he just screams. Highway
to Hell has to be one of the lousiest albums ever created by one of the lousiest bands of all time. Every album sucks from this horrible band so stay away. Buy the Foreigner 4 CD insted....more info
- 5 STARS,BON SCOTT ROCKS
WELL I CAN CONFIDENTLY STATE THAT BON SCOTT IS MUCH BETTER THAN LOU GRAMM WHO SOUNDS LIKE A DECAPITATED DUCK.HIGHWAY TO HELL IS ONE OF THE FINEST HARD ROCK ALBUMS EVER,SO IGNORE ORION A.K.A WHIRLIGIG AND BUY IT.
LONG LIVE AC/DC....more info
- Highway to AC/DC!!
This was the first rock album I ever listen to back in the late 70's.
This album changed my out look on music all together, as I've gotten older I've gone more metal like MEGADETH and SLAYER.
I still listen to this album from time to time, this album will always be one of my favorites!!
If you are a fan of AC/DC this album is a must have!!
I rate this album a 9 from 1to10!!...more info
- A Final Bow...
AC/DC is in top form on this legendary album. Their playing is tight, the song writing is great, and Bon Scott's vocals take on a rougher, edgier sound on this, his last album. There just isn't a weak song here. You can rock all night to this one!...more info
- ZERO STARS...WHAT A JOKE.
AC/DC are one of the worst bands along with the Beatles. THEY HAVE NEVER MADE ANYTHING DECENT. THEY ARE JUST OVERRATED...HIGHWAY TO HELL IS ONE LOUSY ALBUM THAT CONTAINS
JOKES LIKE GIRLS GOT RHYTHM, TOUCH TOO MOUCH, AND WALK ALL OVER YOU. AVOID THIS ALBUM AT ALL COSTS, BON SCOTT IS A REALLY ANGRY
SINGER..GO GET ANY DIRE STRAITS CD INSTED, PLEASE!!!...more info