Together with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest and Motörhead AC / DC are often seen as pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. The musicians themselves classified their music as rock and roll, because it is based on rhythm and blues with a very distorted sound of rhythmic and solo guitars.
The band went through several lineup changes before the band’s first album, High Voltage, was released in 1975. The composition of the group remained unchanged until bass guitarist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. On February 19, 1980, vocalist and songwriter Bon Scott died of extreme alcohol intoxication. Continue reading
By the beginning of the 60s, the next generation was approaching adulthood. Parents of these children actively fought for peace, tranquility and abundance. Parents, however, entered it with a load of unpaid debts – they brought with them the fear of nuclear war and the sin of racial hatred, and the ideals of equality and justice were simply trampled on in pursuit of stability and success. It is not surprising that children questioned the moral and political foundations of the post-war world; these new moods are reflected in their musical predilections.
Dylan’s songs about racial oppression and the threat of nuclear annihilation immediately turned into hymns, and the song “Times – they are changing” sounded the first warning about growing social tension. However, with all its adherence to the brightest ideals, folk still remained the music of the past, a means of communication between the politicized intelligentsia and rock and roll, which were looking at children’s entertainment with undisguised irony. The new generation did not yet have its own unique voice. Continue reading