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AC/DC: Flick Of The Switch

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 3 September 1983

FOR THOSE about to cry "Oh No Not AC/DC", I refute you. I'm really sorry about this, but they've made some fine records and remain one of the most dynamic live acts of rock. Of course, the greatest thing about them is dead — the awesome Bon Scott is missed not just in AC/DC but metal quarters generally — but each album sees old Brian Johnson getting that little bit closer to Bon's hirsute tonsilitis. Back In Black is their great record but For Those About To Rock… was drainingly powerful stuff.

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