20 Albums, 20 Days: AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’

20 Albums, 20 Days: AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’

AC/DC needed a hit album. Their record company was all over them to create something special and the hiring of producer Mutt Lange was just what they needed. Mutt kept an out-of-hand Bon Scott focused and managed to take their hard rock sound and clean it up. The record label was completely freaked out by the title track but the audience ate it up. The album went on to sell 7 million copies and feature not only the classic title track but also “Girls Got Rhythm” and “Touch Too Much”.

Fun Fact: The band had been recording the album in Miami but eventually moved to a studio in London where it was so cold and dirty that they often wore winter coats during practice.

Learn more about the album:

Every song on AC/DC’s Highway To Hell, ranked from worst to best

No speed limit: the story of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell album

Musicians Reflect on the Final Bon Scott Album

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