AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Hand signed by: Bon Scott – Angus Young – Malcolm Young – Cliff Williams – Phil Rudd
Highway to Hell is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year from overdose of alcohol. Highway to Hell became AC/DC’s first LP to break the US Top 100, eventually reaching #17, and it propelled the band into the top ranks of hard rock acts. It is the second highest selling AC/DC album (behind Back in Black) and is generally considered one of the greatest hard rock albums ever made. Gret Kot of Rolling Stone writes, “The songs are more compact, the choruses fattened by rugby-team harmonies. The prize moment: Scott closes the hip-grinding ‘Shot Down in Flames’ with a cackle worthy of the Wicked Witch of the West.” In a 2008 Rolling Stone cover story, David Fricke notes: “Superproducer ‘Mutt’ Lange sculpted AC/DC’s rough-granite rock into chart-smart boogie on this album.” AllMusic calls the song “Highway to Hell” “one of hard rock’s all-time anthems.” Amazon.com: “What Highway to Hell has that Back in Black doesn’t is Bon Scott, AC/DC’s original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. In other words, on crunchy, hook-heavy metal classics like the title track, and on ‘Get It Hot’ which is more roadhouse rock than metal, he had the perfect instrument for such wild-living anthems. Too perfect, it turned out.” In 2003, the album was ranked number 200 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Custom Designed Award Style with Genuine RIAA Platinum Award Album
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”