AC/DC has released the second part of their 40 Years Of Back In Black series. We previously posted the first part in this series last week. It focused on “You Shook Me All Night Long” with the added bonus of “What Do You Do For Money Honey”. The second episode focuses on how the band came up with Back In Black‘s legendary opening track, “Hells Bells”.

The band has also been uncorking bits and pieces of a show they performed live at Nihon Seinekan, Tokyo, back in 1981. The performance focuses squarely on them, the bombastic aspect of the performance, isn’t a huge stage, cannon, wrecking ball or bells. It’s their energy, and drive that makes the performance special. The track “You Shook Me All Night Long” is sped up, and feels very much alive. I don’t get it when I hear musicians say “I don’t like that live album because we played too fast”. I often think, if I want a carbon copy of the studio album, I’ll just listen to that instead.

Check out part 2 of AC/DC’s 40 Years Of Back In Black here:

As an added bonus, here’s AC/DC performing “You Shook Me All Night Long” live in Japan in 1981:

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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