AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History by Phil Sutcliffe (2015)
AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History
by Phil Sutcliffe
Voyageur Press, 2015
The most popular rock group to ever come from Australia is no doubt AC/DC. But the group was not an overnight sensation; it took years to break into the United States, though now their sound is so distinct one can recognize them usually by the first few notes. In AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History, Phil Sutcliffe presents a history of the band through photographs, beginning with the Dave Evans era. Several photos show the band in clubs during the early days, while the later images display the rockers on larger stages, playing to massive crowds.
Album reviews written by various people are scattered throughout the book, and the afterword is penned by Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott. Sutcliffe’s treatment of the band’s history takes the reader all the way up to the modern day and Malcolm Young’s recent health struggles and Phil Rudd’s run-ins with the law.
AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History is a fantastic book that covers the Aussies’ entire career, shedding light on how the group was viewed during the 1970s before they achieved their massive success with the Back in Black record. Classic rock fans will dig the photographs of the band playing on grand stages with a sea of young metalheads watching their every move.
Posted on September 15, 2015, in books, music, reviews and tagged AC/DC, classic rock, High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History, Phil Sutcliffe, Voyageur Press. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.