So today AC/DC joined the streaming revolution today. I couldn’t believe it but they have one of the highest selling records of all time. Back in Black is maybe one of the eight albums in history that have sold more than 40 million and with the advent of streaming that list will probably never get longer. AC/DC are of course timless.
They kind of took the lumpen stomp of Slade and sort of added the blues croak of early Savoy Brown (Chris Youlden) and came up with a raw, narrowly focused, grittily compacted hard rock sound somewhere in the vicinity of the intersection of blues and metal at boogie … They became so popular by 1980, that today, if you cut open young execs, young housewives, rappers, house mixers, salsa fans, hip hopsters you’ll likely as not find that about fourteen rings back there’s a layer of molten rock sediment spewed by this Australian eruption. – Joe Carducci in 1991’s Rock And The Pop Narcotic (via)