AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video

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Release date: 03 March 2003

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AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video: Wikipedia Album Entry

Blow Up Your Video is an album by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, first released on 18 January 1988. The album was recorded at the Miraval Studio in Le Val, France in between August and September 1987.

The album was produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, the production team behind the band's early albums. This was also the final studio album to feature drummer Simon Wright.

The album was the band's biggest-selling album of new material since For Those About To Rock, We Salute You, being certified Platinum in the US. Blow Up Your Video reached #2 in the UK and #12 in the US. However, the band played four tracks from it on the subsequent world tour, "Heatseeker", "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll", "Nick of Time", and "Go Zone" -- "Heatseeker" and "That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" are also featured on AC/DC Live Collector's Edition. "Heatseeker" was a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom. The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. During the Blow Up Your Video world tour, Malcolm Young decided not to participate in touring because he wanted to get over an alcohol addiction. Filling in for him was Malcolm and Angus' nephew, Stevie Young, although Malcolm is present in the Blow Up Your Video promotional videos.

Several outtakes from the recording sessions include several songs not on the album called, "Let It Loose", and "Alright Tonight", as well as other versions of "Heatseeker", and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll".


Track listing
All songs composed by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Brian Johnson.

"Heatseeker" – 3:50
"That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" – 3:43
"Meanstreak" – 4:08
"Go Zone" – 4:26
"Kissin' Dynamite" – 3:58
"Nick of Time" – 4:16
"Some Sin for Nuthin'" – 4:11
"Ruff Stuff" – 4:34
"Two's Up" – 5:25
"This Means War" – 4:23
Two additional songs, "Snake Eye" and "Borrowed Time", were recorded but only released on the 12" single versions of "Heatseeker" and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" respectively. "Snake Eye" was also included on the 3" CD-single for "Heatseeker". Demo tracks for the songs "Let Loose" and "Alright Tonight" were stolen and bootlegged, and therefore, omitted from the final album cut.

Personnel
Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Simon Wright – drums, percussion


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