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AC/DC Book Review

October 29, 2010

PHIL SUTCLIFFE –

“AC/DC: THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY” (Book)

(Voyageur Press)

There have been numerous books published on AC/DC of varying degrees of quality in recent years obviously due in part to the band’s incredible growth in popularity since their back catalogue was reissued, but this gem of a book by seasoned rock scribe Phil Sutcliffe will have fans craving for more. Sutcliffe penned a similar sized coffee table tome on Queen not too long again and this one is just as good and equally impressive on the eyes. For a detailed history of AC/DC, Murray Engleheart and Arnaud Durieux’s ‘Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll’ is the best book out there while ‘Highway To Hell’ by Clinton Walker remains an invaluable tome on the late great Bon Scott. But ‘The Ultimate Illustrated History’ offers a different slant on the band’s story: as the title suggests it’s a visual tour more than anything else. Sutcliffe has done well to condense the band’s past into such concise (and well-written) text. The photos and visual material is simply awe-inspiring. Some of the pics are rare too and it’s always a blast to look at old tour flyers, ticket stubs and such. It gets the thumbs up, no question.

Copyright Neil Daniels © 2010

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