AC/DC have shared documentary footage of their classic Highway To Hell album, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic record this weekend.
It feels almost impossible to believe, but this Saturday, July 27th, marks 40 years since the release of one of Australia’s greatest-ever rock albums, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell.
Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and engineered by Tony Platt, the record would feature a number of stunning tracks, including ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)’, ‘Touch Too Much’, and of course, its classic title track.
Sadly, it would also close the book on a chapter of the band, serving as the last record to feature vocalist Bon Scott.
Just a week ago, AC/DC awoke from their social media slumber to reveal that they would be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the seminal record, going on to release a number of pieces of classic archival footage.
Check out AC/DC performing ‘Highway To Hell’ on Countdown:
Now, following the release of clips of ‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘The Jack’ from the Netherlands’ Countdown in 1979, the band have shared behind the scenes footage of the record’s creation, with the Roadmap Of Highway To Hell serving as essential viewing for fans and admirers alike.
The first record which saw the band achieve widespread critical and commercial success, Highway TO Hell helped AC/DC to become household names around the world, including the all-important US market.
Featuring interviews with Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, the late Malcolm Young, and engineer Tony Platt, the short documentary takes a look back at the album, and the importance of its existence both in terms of what happened before and after its release on July 27th, 1979.
With the record turning 40 years old this weekend, now is the perfect time to look back on the impact of Highway To Hell and reminisce on the impact that it had not just for AC/DC, but all of Australian music over the decades.