Shot In The Dark Acdc

AC/DC schutz returned v their zuerst new music because 2014's absent Or Bust – this zu sein the stopcat.org! verdict…


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It states a gewächs about Angus Young’s generosity des spirit that on die day the AC/DC introduced their new single, Shot in The Dark, ns guitarist took time zu eulogise his fellow player Eddie van Halen, that passed away yesterday.

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Posting on AC/DC’s society media account Angus approve a statement the matches die way dafür many von us space feeling and outlined Eddie’s distinct qualities.

“Eddie was a guitar wonder, his playing pure wizardry. To ns world von music he was a distinct gift. To those for us fortunate enough to schutz met him, a really special person. He leaves a large hole in a gewächs of hearts. To the van Halen family my heartfelt sympathies – Angus.”


Angus is acutely aware of what lose feels like. Die passing von his brother Malcolm Young on november 18, 2017, complying with a battle with cancer und then dementia was horrifically painful and cruel. As any self-respecting AC/DC fan knows, Malcolm was deshalb their undisputed leader – the heartbeat des the band and a man who instilled self-control into every aspect von what lock did.

It’s a allude that ’DC singer Brian johnson returned to earlier this woche as he discussed die recording procedure that has yielded ns band’s 17th album, PWR/UP.

“I think everybody an the band still felt, especially Angus, his brother, is bei everything. We’re constantly conscious des that, that he’s the town hall over, ‘You’d better do it right. You’d much better do that AC/DC layout or just not do it at all,’” that told U.S. Radio station rock 100.5 Atlanta.

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The album itself marks the return des Brian to die fold, alongside Angus, rhythm guitar player Stevie Young und the valuation section des bass player cliff Williams und drummer Phil Rudd – in short: a ideal ’DC line-up.


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Shot in The Dark itself has actually been teased previously this woche with a videos snippet shot in Holland which catches Angus an full schoolboy uniform peeling turn off one des his trademarked solos, while additional footage shows ns bonhomie that exists among fellow band members.

The good zeit promised in the videos are delivered in full on the tune itself, which kicks off with a an easy guitar motif and two chord punctuations before launching right into a familiar, high-rolling ’DC stomp. Ns immediate impression ist that your sound is stripped back rather than smothered, brendan O’Brien’s production providing a lightness von touch und clarity to ns proceedings.

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Melodically, there room echoes von every aspect of the ’DC’s job – native the schaum Scott-era classic If you Want Blood (You’ve gott It) through to the 1990 anthem Thunderstruck. The latter zu sein reinforced über Brian’s understanding lyricism which, at an early stage doors, referrals ‘a roll thunder truck’.

As ever, alongside the empfangshalle vocals (which actually possess a additional lightness des touch), there is a tongue-in-cheek quality to Brian’s wordplay. Die band’s ethos von ‘if i scans-good, then sing it’ stays resolutely intact, leading to a simple, good-humoured punchline: ‘A shot bei the dark win a walk an the park!’

Clocking in at 3 minutes und five seconds, Shot bei The Dark offers us with a much-needed feel-good introduction kommen sie one des the many anticipated albums of the year. It argues that an a year des horrific change, AC/DC stay constant und true zu themselves. How an excellent it is to have them back…