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AC/DC (Musical group)

Works: 626 works in 2,337 publications in 6 languages and 19,393 library holdings
Genres: Heavy metal (Music)  Rock music  Film soundtracks  Rock concert films  Live sound recordings  Horror films  Juvenile works  Children's sound recordings  Drama  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Originator, Musician, Other, Lyricist, Singer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1841.18.A23, 782.42166
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by AC/DC (Musical group)
Back in black by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

121 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast jede andere Band hätte durch den Verlust ihres Sängers mindestens einen happigen Karriere-Knick hinnehmen müssen. Nicht so AC/DC. Im Gegenteil! -- Nach dem tragischen Tod von Bon Scott (erstickte im Februar 1980 nach einer ausgedehnten Sauftour an seinem Erbrochenen) überraschten die Australier mit dem neuen Sänger Brian Johnson und ihrem bisher grössten Erfolg <<Back in Black>>, mit rund 45 Millionen Exemplaren das meistverkaufte Hard Rock-Album überhaupt. Und das trotz der immer noch beachtlichen <<Nurechtmitbonscott>>-Fraktion unter den AC/DC-Fans. -- Bei AC/DC ergibt die Gitarren-Arbeit der Brüder Angus und Malcolm Young, sowie der Rhythmus-Teppich von Bassist Cliff Williams und Schlagzeuger Phil Rudd, ein dermassen solides, tragendes und in seiner direkten Wirkung nicht zu überbietendes Fundament, dass der Sänger fast zweitrangig wird (aber natürlich schon der Schlagrahm auf der Torte ist). -- Alles ist auf den Punkt gespielt, druckvoll, explosiv, schnörkellos, kein Ton zuviel, minimaler (technischer) Aufwand, maximale Wirkung. Jeder Song ein Klassiker, jeder Song eine Hymne. Und zeitlos. (Quelle:, 16.10.2008)
Highway to hell by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

112 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth studio album by the hard rock band AC/DC, featuring ten songs, including "Highway to Hell," "Walk All Over You," "Shot Down in Flames," and "Night Prowler."
Rock or bust by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

23 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC returns with their first new album in six years. The highly anticipated release includes the single Play Ball, which was used as part of Turner Sports' 2014 Major League Baseball postseason broadcasts
Black ice by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With eight years passing since their previous release, AC/DC's fifteenth studio album was produced with Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and Bruce Springsteen
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavy metal rock music./ Principally originally released in the U.S. as Atlantic [SD] 16033, Mar. 27, 1981; track 5, Atco SD 36-151./ Compact disc./ Program notes by David Wild ([16] p. : ill.) inserted in container./ Participants: Performed by AC/DC./ Recorded 1976
The razors edge by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High voltage by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

61 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Música censurada (Relación de no radiables de la Dirección General de Radiodifusión): She's got balls (4 min., 46 seg.) denegada por expresión mal sonante "Ella tiene pelotas" finalmente fue autorizada en 1977
Live by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of AC/DC's songs from their 1990-1991 world tour that covered twenty-one countries and one hundred and fifty-three shows
For those about to rock, we salute you by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron Man 2 by AC/DC (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be rock by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This album kicks up the energy level a notch from its predecessor, making for a bracing hard rock record of blasting guitar and basic, aggressive grooves
Stiff upper lip by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These legendary rockers released this 15th album in 2000 that still had their signature sound and style from 20 years ago. Some of the notables on this album include the title track and the very addictive Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
Who made who by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains classics like You Shook Me All Night Long and For Those About To Rock
Ballbreaker by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live at River Plate by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2009. Features two discs with nineteen tracks performed live. Includes the tracks Back in Black; Thunderstruck; and You Shook Me All Night Long
Powerage by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their third released album that contains true classics like Sin City
Blow up your video by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockabye baby! by Alex Gibson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AC/DC's classic rock anthems take on a soothing lullaby sound, helping young listeners to embark on the highway to sleep
Flick of the switch by AC/DC (Musical group)( Recording )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser. AC/DC: Brian Johnson (vocals); Angus Young, Malcolm Young (guitar); Cliff Williams (bass); Phil Rudd (drums). Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas. Originally released on Atlantic (80100). Includes liner notes by Brad Tolinski. Detractors have long called minimalist bands such as AC/DC, Bad Company and ZZ Top formulaic. By paring rock down to its most basic elements, these bands forged a musical terrain where anything less than mastery over the form would reveal gaping holes in the structure. Remember that there are no keyboards filling up space, or creating diversions on an AC/DC record. The point is, AC/DC's approach may not have varied an inch over the years and it may very well be a formula. It is also a highly effective one. FLICK OF THE SWITCH carries the spirit of the band's hard rock crunch with capable aplomb. Massive guitar riffs that could capsize a medium size boat, a stomping 4/4-rhythm section and Brian Johnson screeching like a banshee on the warpath. The album's highlights are the mid-tempo "Rising Power," and the bruising title track. When Johnson screams "With a flick of the switch she'll blow you sky high" on the latter, AC/DC proves itself still capable of explosive outbursts
Maximum overdrive by Stephen King( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The comet's magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree
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