AC/DC Releases High Voltage in the U.S.—May 14, 1976
Posted 5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

AC/DC Releases High Voltage in the U.S.—May 14, 1976

 

Conversation Starters

  • Today is the 37th anniversary of AC/DC’s album “High Voltage.” What is your favorite track from the album?
  • 37 years ago AC/DC released “High Voltage” in the U.S. How would you rank it compared to the other AC/DC LPs?

Fast Facts

  • U.S Release Date: May 14, 1976
  • LP Producer: Harry Vanda and George Young
  • High Voltage  is the band’s first album released in the U.S. and the U.K. and their third studio album overall
  • It is a combination of AC/DC’s first two Australian albums, T.N.T and High Voltage, which were released in 1975
  • Rolling Stone called the album an “all-time low” for the hard rock genre upon its release in 1976
  • The album is only one of five the band released in the U.S. with Bon Scott as AC/DC’s frontman
  • In 1982, the album peaked  at No. 146 on the Billboard 200
  • The single “T.N.T” was featured on the Iron Man 2 soundtrack
  • “T.N.T” also hit #50 on the Hot Digital Songs Chart after the album was released on iTunes in 2012 with the rest of the band’s discography

Track List

  1. “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”
  2. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer”
  3. “The Jack”
  4. “Live Wire”
  5. “T.N.T”
  6. “Can I Sit Next To You Girl”
  7. “Little Lover”
  8. “She’s Got Balls”
  9. “High Voltage”

RIAA

  • Certified 3X Multiplatinum— May 25, 2005

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