By Joe Bonomo

Released in 1979, AC/DC's Highway To Hell was once the notorious final album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980.  Officially chalked as much as "Death via Misadventure," Scott's dying has perpetually secured the album's popularity as a partying primer and a bible for deadly habit, branding the album with the thrill chaos of alcoholic extra and its turn part, early death.  The most sensible songs on Highway To Hell in achieving Sonic Platonism, translating rock & roll's transcendent beliefs in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum mattress, and insanely, recklessly atypical yet enjoyable vocals.

Joe Bonomo moves a three-chord essay at the strength of youth, the sturdiness of rock & roll fandom, and the transformative homes of reminiscence. Why does Highway To Hell topic to a person past non-ironic teenagers?  Blending interviews, research, and memoir with a fan's point of view, Highway To Hell dramatizes and celebrates a undying album that one critic stated makes "disaster sound just like the top enjoyable within the world."


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