Label: Albert Productions - CDP 7466692 • Format: CD Album • Country: Australia & New Zealand • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
It was the band's ninth internationally released Djamballa (Love Is Free) - Augusto Martelli - Djamballa / Calories album and the tenth to be released in Australia.
In OctoberAtlantic Records in the United States released the EP '74 Jailbreaka collection of previously unheard studio tracks culled mainly from the band's Australian debut High Voltagewhich was well received by fans. It was the second and last album to be produced by band members. But in contrast to the preceding Flick of the Switch — produced by the band as a whole — Fly on the Wall was produced by guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, who hoped to capture the rawness and simplicity of their early work  in Fly On The Wall - AC/DC - Fly On The Wall time when pop-oriented glam metal had become popular.
In a interview with Sky Channel for the Monsters of Rock show, Brian Johnson explained: "In my experience, the lads went in with a producer, but they were Fly On The Wall - AC/DC - Fly On The Wall really telling the lad what they wanted, so in a round-about way all it is an extra pair of ears. An expensive extra pair of ears.
However, the song "Danger" fell flat in concert and was banished from the set. That's a record I could always put on my run mix and I don't have to leave any songs off. At the bar, a Im So Scared - John Entwistles Ox - Mad Dog attempts to sneak in to take pictures of the Fly On The Wall - AC/DC - Fly On The Wall . New characters are introduced during each song, including three suit-clad men and two women during "Stand Up", and a lady dressed in pink during "Sink the Pink".
The cartoon fly depicted on the album cover is also seen. If nothing else, the video demonstrated the band's new commitment to the now powerful MTV by going beyond performance-based videos.
The Fly on the Wall Tour was marred by bad publicity when serial killer Richard Ramirez was arrested. Ramirez, nicknamed the "Night Stalker" by the press, told police that " Night Prowler " from the Highway to Hell album had driven him to commit murder. In the original Rolling Stone review of the album, Tim Holmes wrote, "You'd never guess how sexist and politically incorrect all this is if you didn't read the lyric sheet, because you sure can't make out a single word coming out of the dentist's-drill glottis of Brian Johnson except maybe the song titles, which tend to be repeated like mantras.
Angus Young is also in great form, playing the dumbest, most irresistibly repetitive chords in the lexicon. US gossip magazine People picked the LP as best album of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Music Legends. Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 3 July Retrieved 9 June Alpha Media Group Inc.
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