AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1982)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Fred Beldin

High voltage rock and roll band AC/DC appear live on stage in this French documentary. A 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band's "Highway To Hell" tour showcases the power and precision that the quintet bring to vicious rockers like "Whole Lotta Rosie," "Shot Down In Flames," "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be" and the epic parable "Let There Be Rock." Pixieish lead guitarist Angus Young, attired in his trademark school-boy's uniform, takes center stage with his energetic antics and frenetic solos, while the rest of the band crank out their minimalist boogie with quiet determination. Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the thuggish musicians, especially AC/DC's flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert. Fans of the highly influential heavy rock group will want to seek out AC/DC: Let There Be Rock for a glimpse of the band performing at the peak of their powers and teetering on the brink of worldwide stardom.



band [music group], concert-tours, hard-rock music, heavy-metal-music, rock-music