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Another installment of Milo’s Mandatory Moshes (rebrand? (jus’ kiddin’)) has hit us and what a surprise! It’s instead of real content. Ah, you can’t have it all, eh?

Today, we’ve got the titular cut from AC/DC’s follow-up to third-best-selling-album-of-all-time-out-of-everything-ever Back In Black, 1981’s For Those About To Rock (We Salute You). Check the video below:

This ain’t the first time AC/DC have appeared before here on MMM and, if you’ve seen my thoughts on Back In Black, then a lot of this might seem familiar. However, while the Acca/Dacca-formulacca might ring true, that doesn’t take away from the sheer bombasticacca of this tracca. The opening is conspicuous enough, albeit for about 40 seconds, when Brian happens to chime in and summons the mammoth riffage with his gasoline screams. The guitars, as is the case for everything the band laid into wax, are huge sounding and offloading firepower every second on the second, while Phil Rudd’s metronomic drums keep it propelled, drowning in chaotic cymbalwork.
This is only the first half of the song, mind, as it reaches a whole new level of bonafide awesomeness when the bridge comes and, with it, a cannonfire solo. You cannot get more AC/DC than that. It’s seem to be a cue of sorts, too, as Angus is let out of cage on a shredding spree (this is after a rip-roaring solo in its own right), heralding the song out as the chorus chants like a mantra of victory. FIRE!


MMM: Back In Black

Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations


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