AC/DC - Fly on the Wall
NME.COM feature on AC/DC - Fly on the Wall album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 01 July 2003
Nudity, duck-walking and huge solos… Angus Young makes grown men weep in LA. Los Angeles (December 6)
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- Oct 3, 2008
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- Feb 24, 2000
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AC/DC - Fly on the Wall: Wikipedia Album Entry
Fly on the Wall is the tenth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released on 28 June 1985. The band's second and last self-produced album, it was also the first AC/DC album not to include drummer Phil Rudd, who was replaced by Simon Wright. Like their previous album, Flick of the Switch, Angus and Malcolm Young chose to produce in order to capture the rawness and simplicity of their early works in a time when pop-oriented glam metal became popular.
The album was not well received by critics and only sold one million copies upon its release, as opposed to the success of their previous albums, Back in Black and For Those About to Rock We Salute You. The singles "Shake Your Foundations" and "Sink the Pink", however, are chosen as standouts from the album, and both songs were included in the band's soundtrack to Stephen King's film Maximum Overdrive titled Who Made Who. A video featuring the band performing five of the album's songs was also released in the summer of 1985.The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.
Main article: Fly on the Wall (AC/DC Video)
A video of AC/DC performing five songs from the album was released in the summer of 1985. The video, also titled Fly on the Wall, features the band playing the songs "Fly on the Wall", "Danger", "Sink the Pink", "Stand Up", and "Shake Your Foundations", in that order, at a small bar in New York City. At the bar, a photographer attempts to sneak in so he can take photographs of the band, and as the band performs, new characters are introduced during each song. The cartoon fly depicted on the album cover is also featured within the video.
Video version of Fly on the Wall
All songs written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young, and Brian Johnson.
"Fly on the Wall" – 3:43
"Shake Your Foundations" – 4:10
"First Blood" – 3:40
"Danger" – 4:22
"Sink the Pink" – 4:14
"Playing With Girls" – 3:44
"Stand Up" – 3:53
"Hell or High Water" – 4:31
"Back in Business" – 4:22
"Send for the Man" – 3:26
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar
Cliff Williams – bass guitar
Brian Johnson – vocals
Simon Wright – drums
Produced by Angus and Malcolm Young
Mark Dearnley – engineer
Bob Defrin – art director
Todd Schorr – cover illustration
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