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Why AC/DC Matters

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Australian rock giants AC/DC have sold more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and than the Rolling Stones, yet have always been undervalued and unappreciated by mainstream rock music critics. In Why AC/DC Matters, former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza addresses this inequity, penning a ju ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by William Morrow (first published 2009)
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Heather Pearson
I've been sitting on this review for a while and even re-read the book to see if my first impressions were still the same. They are. I think this is a terrific little book, so why I am having trouble with the review. Well, I want to tell you that this book reads just like an academic thesis. No, its not stuffy and long winded, rather Mr. Bozza states his thesis, that "AC/DC is the greatest living rock band" and then he sets out to prove it.

First he starts with Angus and Malcolm Young and how the
Trae Stratton
If you, like me, are a big AC/DC fan who has grown tired of defending the band, this is THE book to keep nearby to back up your argument, or better yet, have your foils read for themselves. In Why AC/DC Matters author Anthony Bozza brazenly asserts, and I agree with him, that AC/DC is the greatest living rock band, end of story. He also invites anyone who disagrees to debate him on his website Though the author is obviously a fan of the band, he elevates his work well beyon ...more
Danny J
Dec 11, 2013 Danny J is currently reading it
I think: The book is about AC/DC, their sound, where they came from, who they are, and stories about them. Anthony Bozza has shared some personal stories about the band. like when he had his first encounter with the band. AC/DC is a working class band that formed in 1973 in S ydney Australia. Formed by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. This book breaks down what AC/DC is by explaining their personality's, influences, and musicianship. It helps people understand them. I would prefer this book to ...more
Ok let me start off by saying AC/DC rocks!!! haha When i started reading this book i had just started listening to AC/DC so of course this is a really good book for more background information on the rock band, but it's also a book about storys that the band encountered on their way to sucess. Me personally i love the book, the person who wrote this i give them props, because not only is this a book about the band members live's but it's a book that says more than the words written on the pages. ...more
A short, informative read about a band who has shaped the landscape of rock and roll for decades. I enjoyed reading about a band that I have not only seen 3 times but have grown up with for years. And while you can tell the author is a die hard fan, he does mix in nicely some well founded criticism of the band. He called the bad CD's what they were, and I appreciate the honesty.

For anyone who grew up with this music, and enjoys reading about the history of the music of this time, this is a book
Ralph M
Yea pretty good
Matti Karjalainen
Anthony Bozzan "AC/DC - tulkoon rock" (Like, 2010) on pieni kirjanen siitä miksi AC/DC on tärkeä. Aihe on kiinnostava, mutta sisältö ei aiheuta suurempia riemunkiljahduksia: aika lailla tunnettuja musiikkifaktoja kerrataan, paria rocktähteä siteerataan ja lopuksi muutama fanikin pääsee ääneen. Kovin kiinnostavasta tai persoonallisesta rakkaudentunnustuksesta ei ole siis kyse.
Jayne Lamb
This neat little hardback talks music without fashion and rock with passion. Did you know only one ongoing member of the band was Australian? And that Bon Scott described playing the bagpipes as like 'making love to an octopus.' Yabba-dabba-awesome.
Teri Childers
I LOVE LOVE LOVE AC/DC so I love this book! It explains alot musically of what is going on in the band, and while I don't play any instruments it made me appreciate the music even more!! I think everyone should read this and listen to AC/DC!!!
I've always loved AC/DC, but my literacy in music is too limited to explain why I like any music. Bozza's tribute to the band has helped me to understand and articulate why AC/DC is such a great rock band.
Great biopgraphy divided into pertinent parts, easy to read, read it in about 3 hours.
James Vitarius
Required reading. Period.
An interesting look into the structure of the music of AC/DC. The author, who has written for Rolling Stone magazine, has written a book attempting to justify to all the rock n roll arty snobs why this music matters. As if AC/DC needs justification. For those about to rock, we salute you!
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