I thought this was a great look inside the soul of legendary rocker bon scott. Highway to hell was first published by pan macmillan in australia in 1994. Aug 05, 2011 highway to hell is a great achievement, very ambitious and fortunately successful in its complex structure that had me guessing and wondering from the beginning. Oct 17, 2017 new book on acdc and bon scott titled bon. A tribute to bon scott and acdc, an album by various artists on spotify. The song was written by angus young, malcolm young and bon scott, with angus young credited for writing the guitar riff which became an instant classic. Highway to hell offers the full story of this seminal rock figure. Some tracks may include sampled instruments from high quality sample libraries. Officially chalked up to death by misadventure, scott s demise has forever secured the albums reputation as a partying primer and a bible for lethal behavior, branding the album with the fun chaos of alcoholic excess and its. Highway to hell broche clinton walker achat livre ou. And immediately we encounter a complication in the way scott describes hell, i. New book about bon scott commemorates the 40th anniversary.
Acdc has always been my go to band and i was fortunate to see bon on their highway to hell tour in charlotte, nc. The life and times of acdc legend bon scott, i got a phone call from malcolm in florida, to say, this guys hopeless, do something, hes trying to talk us into recording that spencer davis song, gimme some loving, im a man, whatever it was. It was the last album featuring bon scott, who died early the following year. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Buy highway to hell online at low prices in india amazon music. As fate would have it, though, highway to hell would also be the final acdc record with inimitable lead vocalist bon scott, who died tragically less than a year later. A quarter of a century later, with a new fourth australian edition of the book out in 2015 after numerous american and british editions over the years and five foreignlanguage translations, highway to hell still sets the benchmark for australian rock books, and remains the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful. Hey satan, paid my dues, playing in a rockin band, im on a highway to hell.
Ronald belford bon scott was born on 9th july, 1946, in kirriemuir, scotland. I would venture to say that highway to hell is even better than back in black, and thats saying something. Bon scott was a scottishborn australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of australian hard rock band acdc from 1974 until his death in 1980. Jesse fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller the youngs. Cmrra, latinautor peermusic, aresa, abramus digital. The life and death of acdc legend bon scott 2 revised by clinton walker isbn. Highway to hell nest pas seulement lalbum le plus connu et le meilleur. Highway to hell by alex laybourne goodreads share book. The first verse that has the lines that i always heard as season tickets on a one way ride. If ever there was a debauched rock singer who made his intentions clear, surely it was mr. Acdc highway to hell live german tv with bon scott 1979. The untold story of bon scott and acdcs back in black by fink, jesse isbn.
The untold story of bon scott and acdcs back in black fink, jesse on. This was nowhere near enough to satisfy a record company that had led zeppelin on their books. Former acdc manager michael browning recalls in the 1994 book highway to hell. The brothers who built acdc, reveals its importance in bons story for the first time. Its the biggest book ive ever written and it was the hardest to write, says fink, who began writing the book in 2014. Bon scott sang with sly gusto on the amazing title track to highway to hell their breakthrough album from august 1979. The definitive account of acdcss rise to fame, when the cheeky lyrics and charismatic presence of bon scott, along with the guitar work of angus and malcolm young, defined a new, highly influential brand of rock and roll. Acdc uses the n word thorp and sailors grave board. Feb 28, 2009 acdc highway to hell official video song highway to hell live 1991 artist acdc. Sep 23, 1995 i thought this was a great look inside the soul of legendary rocker bon scott. Want to write better chord progressions and melodies. It was the last album featuring lead singer bon scott, who died early the following year on 19 february 1980. Highway to hell is a great achievement, very ambitious and fortunately successful in its complex structure that had me guessing and wondering from the beginning. Bon scott,the best fuckin rock n roll singer in the world.
And like a flash of lightning, he quickly faded, suffering a well documented alcoholrelated death. Este album esta na lista dos 200 albuns definitivos no rock and roll hall of fame 1. First published in australia in 1994 and completely. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. This is very different from the biblical descriptions of a furnace, outer darkness, and a lake of fire. Jul 25, 2016 it is important to remember, it is also a story never written without the crucial input of bon scott. It was the bands fifth studio album released internationally and the sixth to be released in australia. The audio file used in this video is an mp3 render of the hit trax midi file backing track. Acdc highway to hell is a bout the highway to a pub bon liked to go to, it is not about the going to hell i remember in the early 80s going to a christian camp and they were talking about the song and how acdc was singing about the glory of going to hell back then i was a kid and didnt understand metaphors now that i do.
And like a flash of lightning, he quickly faded, suffering a welldocumented alcoholrelated death. The definitive account of acdcss rise to fame, when the cheeky ly. Acdc highway to hell official video song highway to hell live 1991 artist acdc. The life and death of acdc legend bon scott walker, clinton on. Will you also sing gleefully with reckless endangerment that youre also on a highway to hell. Acdc had made several studio albums before and were constantly promoting them via a grueling tour schedule, referred to by angus young as being on a highway to hell. Scott was found dead in his car after an indulgent binge left his body lifeless and his soul at the reality of the highway to hell which bon scott recorded just months prior to his tragic death. Of course, highway to hell is the final album acdc recorded with bon scott, the lead singer who provided the group with a fair share of its signature sleaze. The main riff has a lot of silence in between notes, so be sure to muffle out your guitar where there is a rest. Acdc highway to hell with bon scott cinderella0307. The reason i bought this book was to learn more about bon and more about his death. Unlike print books, digital books are subject to vat. The song was written by angus young, malcolm young and bon scott, with malcolm young credited for writing the guitar riff which became an instant classic. The last highway is a special and unlikely friendship between an australian rock star and an alcoholic texan troublemaker.
Acdc highway to hell live german tv with bon scott. Officially chalked up to death by misadventure, scotts demise has forever secured the albums reputation as a partying primer and a bible for lethal behavior, branding the album with the fun chaos of alcoholic excess and its flip. Highway to hell is the opening track of acdcs 1979 album highway to hell. Although bon scotts life ended way too soon, he lived it full and in relatively short time created legened and massive machinery called acdc which carries on his legacy to this day.
The last highway, journalist jesse fink offers an exhaustive, fascinating study of. The title track of the quadrupleplatinum 1979 album that made acdc international stars, highway to hell is not only one of hard rocks alltime anthems in spite of its lackluster chart showing in both the u. And in the words, belted out by singer bon scott, was a signature statement of. Released in 1979, acdcs highway to hell was the infamous last album recorded with singer bon scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in london in february of 1980. It is important to remember, it is also a story never written without the crucial input of bon scott. Cmrra, latinautor peermusic, aresa, abramus digital, alberts, ascap, latinautor, and 7 music rights societies. Acdcs undiminished superstar status theyre the fourthbestselling band of all time, and their indelible influence on a succession of genres from metal to grunge to rap, ensure that bon scotts presence continues to be felt strongly. Jan, 2011 acdc highway to hell with bon scott cinderella0307. The last highway investigates the basis for and veracity of these allegations once and for all. Acdc highway to hell vietnam war music videos youtube.
Highway to hell was the bands fifth internationally released studio album and is the final album acdc recorded with lead singer bon scott who died six months after its release, in 1979, from. I would venture to say that highway to hell is even better than back in. Highway to hell im on the highway to hell no stop signs, speed limit nobodys gonna slow me down like a wheel, gonna spin it nobodys gonna mess me round hey satan. Scott had been taking medication for liver damage prior to his death. The song was written by angus young, malcolm young and bon scott, with. Clinton walker is the author of several books and documentaries on australian music. Highway to hell is the sixth studio album by australian hard rock band acdc, released on 27 july 1979. The last highway, journalist jesse fink offers an exhaustive, fascinating study of both the man and the myth. Highway to hell by ac dc chords, melody, and music theory.
Highway to hell is the sixth studio album by australian hard rock band acdc, released in july 1979. I also didnt realize he was that much older than the rest of the band,and paid his dues for many years. Angus young, malcolm young, bon scott licensed to youtube by sme on behalf of atlantic records. Bon scott looks like becoming the most successful australian rocknroll book ever. The notes on the low e string is best played with your thumb. Acdc uses the n word on howard stern yesterday and today they were disecting the lyrics to back in black. The untold story of bon scott and acdcs back in black. What highway to hell has that back in black doesnt is bon scott, acdcs original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Highway to hell is the last album acdc recorded with bon scott, but what a great final album it is. The last highway the untold story of bon scott and acdcs back in black penned by jesse fink will be released on november 7, 2017. His other books include inner city sound and stranded.767 1666 247 1260 1459 1169 380 266 385 1620 472 1309 726 840 1431 1643 42 1111 799 1079 763 1499 1542 509 760 510 374 1241 1032 684 342 1300 888 604 1308