Label: ATCO Records - 7679281 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Brazil • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock
It was the band's eleventh internationally released studio album and the twelfth to be released in Australia. It was a major comeback for the band, featuring the hits " Thunderstruck " and " Are You Ready ", which reached 5 and 16 respectively on Billboard ' s Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart, and " Moneytalks ", which peaked at 23 on the Billboard Hot The album reached 2 on the US Billboard and 4 in the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the late s and early s.
The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. That April, on the eve of the North American leg of the tour, Malcolm Young announced that he was taking time off from touring, principally to begin recovery from his alcoholism.
Another member Vibration - Silversurfer - Hart Nach Vorn the Young family, their nephew, Stevie Youngtemporarily took Malcolm's place on rhythm guitar.
Lead singer Brian Johnson was unavailable for several months while finalising his divorce,  so the Young brothers wrote all the songs for the next album, a practice they continued for all subsequent releases In a interview, Johnson told Guitar World that he was relieved at not having to deal with the pressure of writing the lyrics anymore. The instantly recognizable opening riff to "Thunderstruck" features Young alternating between fretted notes and playing Thunderstruck - AC/DC - The Razors Edge open string.
In a interview with Guitar World' s Alan Di Perna, the guitarist recalls, "I was just fiddling with my left hand when I came up with that riff; I played it more by accident than anything.
I thought, 'not bad,' and put it on a tape. That's how me and Malcolm generally work. We put our ideas down on tape and play them for one another. I played it to Mal and he said 'Oh, I've got a good rhythm idea that will sit well in the back. We fiddled about with it for a few months before everything fell into place. Lyrically, it was really just a case of finding a good title We came up with this thunder thing and it seemed to have a good ring to it.
That's the basic idea. During their subsequent world tour, thousands of " Angus Bucks " were dropped on the audience during the song. A music video of the song, directed by David Malletwas also released, featuring a live performance during the tour.
He was big news at the time, so Thunderstruck - AC/DC - The Razors Edge thought we'd have a bit of fun and humor with it. Several shows on the Razors Edge Tour were recorded for the live album titled Live. Live was produced by Fairbairn, and is considered one of the best live albums of the s. The band also headlined 's "Rock Thunderstruck - AC/DC - The Razors Edge The Bloc" festival at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, a free concert attended by close to one million fans.
The Razors Edge peaked at 2 on the Billboard charts and stayed on the chart for 77 consecutive weeks. It also reached 4 on the UK charts. Currently, the album has sold 5 million copies in the US, certifying it at 5x platinum. The album received generally mixed to positive reviews. AllMusic gave the album three out of five stars and complimented both the vocal performance by Brian Johnson and the guitar playing of Angus Young, and said that Thunderstruck - AC/DC - The Razors Edge album was "arguably [the band's] strongest album in over half a decade.
All tracks are written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 September Retrieved 2 August Archived from the original on 28 March Retrieved 15 April The Razors Edge booklet.
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