AC/DC Release "For Those About to Rock": 11/23
Posted 11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

AC/DC Release: For Those About to Rock – November 23rd, 1981

 

Conversation Starters

  • 31 years ago today, AC/DC released For Those About to Rock! What is your favorite track on the album?
  • For Those About to Rock by AC/DC was released today in ‘81! Is this the greatest AC/DC album of all-time?
  • AC/DC released For Those About to Rock today in 1981! The album was Brian Johnson’s second with the band. Who was the better frontman: Bon Scott or Brian Johnson?

Album Fast Facts

  • US Release Date: November 23rd, 1981 via Epic Records
  • This was the third and final AC/DC album produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange
  • Rolling Stone magazine reviewed the album in 1981 and declared it was AC/DC’s best so far
  • Angus Young thought of the album’s title from a book he had read entitled: For Those About to Die, We Salute You about the Roman gladiators
  • The For Those About to Rock sessions were recorded in Paris, France
  • For Those About to Rock became the first ever AC/DC record to hit number one on the Billboard charts
  • After the release of the album, the band went on their first arena tour in North America
  • When the group would play For Those About to Rock (We Salute You), cannons would go off on stage
  • The album was released on CD in 1987 and then reissued in 1994 when it was digitally remastered
  • In the movie School of Rock, Jack Black quotes the title track with the line: “In the words of AC/DC: we roll tonight, to the guitar bite, and for those about to rock, I salute you”

Album Art Fast Facts

  • Early copies of the album that were released in Spain had reversed color scheme (gold cannon and black background)

Track Listing

  • 1.   For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
  • 2.   Put The Finger on You
  • 3.   Let’s Get It Up
  • 4.   Inject the Venom
  • 5.   Snowballed
  • 6.   Evil Walks
  • 7.   C.O.D.
  • 8.   Breaking the Rules
  • 9.   Night of the Long Knives
  • 10. Spellbound

Hit Singles

  • “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”
  • “Let’s Get It Up”
  • “Evil Walks”

Chart History (Billboard Hot 100)

  • “Let’s Get It Up” – #44 – February, 1982 – 9 weeks on the chart

RIAA

  • January 22nd, 2001 – For Those About to Rock4x Platinum

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