Synopsis by Mark Deming
Playing hard rock at its stripped down, revved up, loud and proud best, AC/DC have been universally acknowledged as one of the world's finest rock & roll bands for close to 30 years, and this home-video collection documents the group's ferocious on-stage attitude and king-size riffs throughout their career. AC/DC: The Family Jewels is divided into two parts; the first half collects rare television appearances, music videos, and concert footage from the band's early days, featuring original lead singer Bon Scott, including versions of such classics as "Let There Be Rock," "Jailbreak," and "Whole Lotta Rosie," climaxing with a performance taped for Spanish television only ten days before Scott's death. The second half picks up with new lead singer Brian Johnson as AC/DC reaches international stardom; selections include "Hell's Bells," "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution," "You Shook Me All Night Long," "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)," "Fly on the Wall," "Who Made Who," and many more.
career, hard-rock music, heavy-metal-music, home-video, singer, television