Thursday, August 2, 2012


This is a journey into sound.....

“Don’t call it a comeback if they were already there.” I don’t clearly know if AC/DC’s THE RAZOR’S EDGE album is necessarily a comeback album but it did re-introduce the band to the listening public all the while galvanizing the already hard-core fan and creating a newer, younger fan base that has lasted ever since it’s September 24, 1990 original release.
The Razors Edge peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts and stayed there for 77 consecutive weeks. It also reached #4 on the UK charts. The album helped return AC/DC to its former glory. Currently, the album has sold 5 million copies in the US, certifying it at 5x platinum. The album has sold approximately ten to twelve million copies worldwide, making it the fourth highest selling AC/DC album (after Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Highway to Hell and Back in Black and ahead of Who Made Who).
Track Listing ; 1."Thunderstruck" 4:52 2."Fire Your Guns" 2:53 3."Moneytalks" 3:48 4."The Razors Edge" 4:25 5."Mistress for Christmas" 3:59 6."Rock Your Heart Out" 4:06 7."Are You Ready" 4:10 8."Got You by the Balls" 4:30 9."Shot of Love" 3:56 10."Let's Make It" 3:32 11."Goodbye & Good Riddance to Bad Luck" 3:13 12."If You Dare" 3:08
The Band Personnel: Brian Johnson – lead vocals Angus Young – lead guitar Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals Chris Slade – drums, percussion.
My version is from the first set of vinyl re-masters that came out during the release of Black Ice. It is 180 gram. The sound quality is perfect.
THE RAZOR’S EDGE holds a bit personal history for me. As it came out in 1990, I was a freshman in high school. Being the sports fanatic I was back then, that was THE album the teams that I was on would use before any pregame ceremonies for that year. It was loud, fast, heavy, and downright metal-ish sounding, perfect for a 13 year old boy. I have always loved this album ever since those times (even though I sucked at most sports things back then).
For my money THUNDERSTRUCK, MONEY TALKS, & SHOT OF LOVE are my top three tunes off the album, with THUNDERSTRUCK being one of the best AC/DC songs they have ever produced.
THE RAZOR’S EDGE is worth getting if you don’t have it already. It is a landmark 90’s album, & a huge one in the AC/DC catalog. Spin It.