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For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
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Album by AC/DC
Released November 23, 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length 39 min 58 s
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Mutt Lange
Professional reviews
AMG 2½/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:06rsa9igb23h~T1)
Rolling Stone 4/5 link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/285950/acdc?pageid=rs.ArtistDiscography&pageregion=triple1)
AC/DC Chronology
Back in Black
(1980)
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
(1981)
Flick of the Switch
(1983)

For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) is a hard rock album by Australian band AC/DC, released in 1981. The album was a follow-up to their hugely successful comeback album Back in Black.

Tracks

  1. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
  2. "I Put the Finger On You"
  3. "Let's Get It Up"
  4. "Inject The Venom"
  5. "Snowballed"
  6. "Evil Walks"
  7. "C.O.D."
  8. "Breaking the Rules"
  9. "Night of The Long Knives"
  10. "Spellbound"

Notes

The name of the album was inspired by a book Angus Young read, entitled "For Those About To Die, We Salute You", about Roman gladiators. The gladiators' final words to the emperor were "morituri te salutant" - or, "those who are about to die, salute you."

It was recorded in a rehearsal space on the outskirts of Paris. The band had found it difficult to come up with their desired sound while on their previous rehearsing location (an abandoned factory in France).

The album became AC/DC's first US No. 1 album. After its release the band embarked on its first arena tour of North America (late 1981 - early 1982). For the title track, large cannons were placed on stage, set to go off in accordance with the song on the album.

The title track's popularity was such that in every live concert AC/DC has done thereafter, the song is performed as an encore and is always accompanied by firing cannons on stage.

It was re-released in 2003 in CD format. That edition consisted of digitally remastered material from the original masters.

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