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Artist: AC/DC

Title: Blow Up Your Video

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AC/DC Blow Up Your Video Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: ATCO

Catalog Number: 81828-2


Brian Johnson vocals
Cliff Williams bass
Simon Wright drums
Angus Young guitar
Malcolm Young guitar


1.  Heatseeker  
2.  That's the Way I Wanna Rock N Roll  
3.  Meanstreak  
4.  Go Zone  
5.  Kissin' Dynamite  
6.  Nick Of Time  
7.  Some Sin for Nuthin'  
8.  Ruff Stuff  
9.  Two's Up  
10.  This Means War  

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From: dokken6008 Date: March 24, 2002 at 16:14
People have been bitching at AC/DC for years to 'try something new' but when AC/DC strayed off just a tad bit to do something a teeeeeeny bit different, guess what? They get even more bitching! 'Fly On The Wall' and the harder & largely overlooked/lost unknown 'Blow Up Your Video'. Take one listen to 'That's The Way I Wanna Rock N' Roll', 'Kissin' Dynamite', 'This Means War' or 'Ruff Stuff' & if you are a TRUE fan of AC/DC, TELL ME it doesn't kick ass. Yeah, that's what I thought, punk.

From: WidoMakr Date: March 24, 2002 at 21:34 say u took the words out of my mouth would be an agree more with your analogy of AC/DC...they are the only band I know of who could be considered huge in the industry that never put out a ballad...they said once it just wasnt their style.regarding Def L.I agree with u also on 1st 2 albums not being huge...pyromania and hysteria were IT...BOTH albums NOT A BAD song on them..try saying that about another band today..Quote the WidoMakr..never more

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 11:18
Great album. Heatseeker may be the fastest song AC/DC's ever done. Ruff Stuff is a personal favorite, and Go Zone is fun too.

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 18, 2002 at 0:31
I heard that this is the first AC/DC album to have been discontinued. Can you believe that?? Any truth to this rumor? One of my personal favorites, along with Fly On The Wall and Flick Of The Switch

From: jason Date: May 18, 2002 at 1:23
I can explain....I am an authority on this band! The year was 1988 and this album was produced by George Young (Angus & Malcolm's bro...) Not that it's a bad thing, but it is their last album with atlantic records. The reality of it all is, Fly On The Wall and Flick Of The Switch are next to be discontinued. I can't say that for sure, but I know AC/DC very well and those two would be the next to go. Ask me anything about this band and I will tell you anything you need to know!!!

From: jason Date: May 18, 2002 at 1:33
500 words isn't enough to tell you how much I love this band! Atlantic can go ahead and discontinue this album if they want.....AC/DC has already made boo-coo bucks off this release, so fuck Atlantic!!!! (can you tell I am a little protective of my band...) HEY! AC/DC can do whatever the hell they want! Go ahead and ask me! I will tell you anything you need to know about AC/DC.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 4, 2002 at 3:19
Well, AC/DC's so-called 'new' label is EastWest Records, which is just an extension of the Atlantic corporation. So technically, AC/DC STILL ARE on Atlantic (sort of). By the by, 'BUYV' kicks ass and it is perhaps their most under-rated. It would be great if the band started performing 'That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'n Roll' or 'Heatseeker' live again (esp. the former), because there are plenty of great songs on this record. Oh, hell. Just buy and enjoy.

From: jason Date: June 4, 2002 at 17:20
Dokken6008, you are kinda right about the label deal. But really it's a merger of Atlantic and Elektra Records. Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. is who is in control of the label. Time Warner Company is who owns Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. In all Elektra is AC/DC's label now. Anything else you need to know Dokken6008?

From: dokken6008 Date: June 16, 2002 at 4:32
Alright cool, j. I guess you keep up with the label merging and names better than I do. Sorry it took me so long to get back.... Anyway, after listening to 'Blow Up Your Video' nearly all the way through on two seperate occasions these past few weeks, I must once again re-affirm my love for this album. It is just so freakin' good!! 'Two's Up' is such a unique tune even though it grates on your nerves once in a while. And what about 'Meanstreak'? Great stuff. Great, great AC/DC material...

From: RichieRocker Date: June 21, 2002 at 20:42
I like the song'Thats the way I wanna Rock N Roll and Heatseaker. But thats it This is one of my least favorite ACDC albums. But oh well to each his own.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 24, 2002 at 6:14
R.R. is right on as far as the first two tracks go. As far as the rest of the tunes, I love 'em all. This is one of AC/DC's finest, in my opinion but I guess it's what R.R. said, 'to each his own'. It's great to disagree with people without starting a 'fuck you, faggot', 'no kiss my ass, bitch' internet match. I wish it could be like this more often but instead we have more incoming faggot-bitches with nothing better to do than start trouble on a melodic rock web-site such as H.H.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 24, 2002 at 21:27
D-6008, it sounds like you feel the same way about the song 'Two's Up.' That song is different isn't it? Almost like some other band did that song a B. Johnson sang it for them. Like you said.... 'unique.' It's not your typical AC/DC song but, I really like it! Than again, there ain't one I don't like.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 26, 2002 at 1:06
Right on, j. It sure was nice to hear AC/DC do something just a tad bit out of the norm--I mean, what's wrong with it? 'BUYV' contains a great deal of classic material from the band--even the out-takes!! Have you ever heard the kick-ass signature Angus Young riff on 'Down On The Borderline'? Great stuff. Here is a link to hear 13 seconds of the tune... Check it out, it should only take a minute.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 26, 2002 at 16:32
D-6008, I have that song (Down On The Borderline). HELL! I have all of their shit. I can't believe that song didn't make the Blow Up Your Video album?? It is such a great song! 'Snake Eye' and 'Borrowed Time' are really good as well.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 3:44
j., I have this one import called 'Sessions, B-sides, & Rarities' for AC/DC and it has those other out-takes you mentioned as well (the sound quality is great on MOST of the tunes). So please let me ask you one question: does 'Down On The Borderline' have crappy sound on your copy of whatever you got that tune from? This is on cd I'm talking about. Almost all of the tunes sound 1000n all of the songs BUT 'Down On The Borderline'. Is this true for yours as well or is mine a bad copy?

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 27, 2002 at 17:52
D-6008, You must have a bad copy. The one I have sounds real good. 'Down On The Borderline' was recorded August-September 1987 at Miraval Studios, Le Val, France. It was originally released on the B-side of the Australian 7', 12' & CD-single of 'Moneytalks.' There is a bootleg album called 'Rare, rarer, rarities' that it is also on, but it was only officially released in Australia.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 28, 2002 at 2:46
Thanks man, I guess I'll just go off and look for that tune on another recording. I just thought 'Fuck, that's a great song. Why does it sound like it was recorded in a garage? I thought AC/DC stopped doing that after the seventies!' You ARE very knowledgable, j. Thanks again for all the information, dude.

From: Reno Date: June 28, 2002 at 3:29
Hey jason, what was the name of the band that Angus's brother George was in in the 60's. They sounded like the Beatles in a way and they had one hit song. I saw it in VH1 Behind the Music, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. I heard the song and recognized it, but never knew it was their brother. Thanx

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 28, 2002 at 12:20
George Young's band was called The Easy Beats. The song that I'm sure you are talking about is 'Friday On My Mind.' P.S....... You really tore that french f##ker (dan69) a new asshole.

From: RichieRocker Date: July 4, 2002 at 15:15
Jason!!Why would they discontinue an ACDC album?They are very popular!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 4, 2002 at 18:26
I wasn't the one that said AC/DC is going to discontinue anything. That was someone else. I haven't heard abut this anywhere but here. I do know that Albert Productions just reissued all of AC/DC's stuff over seas.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 4, 2002 at 18:36
AC/DC's Australian label, Albert Productons, just signed a new distribution deal with Festival Mushroom Records. Albert signed the band in 1974 and still distributes them today in Australia & New Zealand. This is the only thing about AC/DC's album distribution that I have heard lately. B.U.Y.V. ain't going anywhere!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 4, 2002 at 18:44
AC/DC's 1st singer (before Bon), Dave Evans has a live CD that just came out. It's called 'A Hell Of A Night.' Recorded live with the tribute band Thunderstruck in Sydney in Feb. 2000. It is now available in the US through Perris Records. If you want it you have to order it though Perris Records website.

From: d.a.n.69 Date: September 18, 2002 at 19:28
ac/dc ... what a joke, about 20 album,same riff,same fucking voice,same band,no,mon guys or child this band is really sucks and very not for me......................

From: Reno Date: September 19, 2002 at 4:04
Hey d.a.n.69, mommy's calling. Go away. If you don't like them fine...but I'll bet that they've made a hell of alot more money than you'll ever see.

From: Reno Date: September 19, 2002 at 4:06
Sorry, I forgot to add, this wasn't my favorite AC/DC attempt by far, but still sticks to the formula of an AC/DC album. My Fav's are Back In Black, Flick Of The Switch, For Those About To Rock, and Fly On The Wall.

From: nitrodoll Date: September 19, 2002 at 6:48
i wish i could love ac dc..but i never did..i always listened to the clones like rhinobucket and stuff but never to the inventors of the style..don't know why, i'm just honest..maybe there's something wrong with my ears... i wish i could love this band because millions of people can't be wrong.... sorry, nitrodoll

From: dokken6008 Date: September 26, 2002 at 7:48
That's somethin' else! We have somebody apologising because he/she (sorry!) doesn't dig AC/DC. Don't worry about it. As far as the rock 'n' roll crowd goes, you're in the minority, yeah, but the general public? You're in the MAJORITY my friend!! My, my. An AC/DC apologetic! You're bitchin' dokken6008's book, my friend (Wherever that book is. I'm not sure if it's been written, but you're names gotta be somewhere under the 'okay' section!).

From: rising power Date: March 23, 2003 at 23:19
This is AC/DC's most sunny album

From: jack Date: May 19, 2004 at 5:32
This album is pure hard rock just like almost all the other ac/dc album. Just like ac/dc themselves!I think ac/dc is the most'purest'hard rock band of all cause they never produce any ballads.

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 19, 2004 at 9:38
What about the bluesy ballad 'Ride On'?

From: jack Date: May 20, 2004 at 1:00
I don;t think 'RIDE ON' is a ballad. Anyway,even if it is,they only produce 1 or 2 ballad,right?Now,how many hard rock/metal band can boast that?P.s this album really 'blow up my video'.AC/DC RULES!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 19, 2004 at 1:17
The final album in their trio of overlooked albums. This one improves on 'Fly On The Wall' with a better mix and production job. 7/10

From: Suicide Date: July 1, 2004 at 13:24
There is a song called 'Love Song' that is on the Australian release of High Voltage. That song is a ballad.

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 14:08
This one DOES indeed kick ass. Pure, unadulterated 1008129978roof, nitro injected hard driving rock. Nuff said.

From: m&m Date: September 2, 2006 at 23:19
This album is OK but it just shows how many bands start a downward spiral after a few albums. This band had a lot longer 'HEYDAY' so to speak than most bands could ever dream about. THere really isn't much to talk about with this band after their F.O.T.S. album other than an occasional highlight here or there. They have been there and done that so many times it has become monotonous. DAMN IT AC/DC, YOU F'N ROCK!!!!!

From: roisin dubh Date: November 26, 2006 at 13:16
I believe this album was one of their most commercially succesful releases in the UK and brought them back to a broader audience after a spell in the doldrums. For me it is a classic album and possibly my second favourite studio album from AC/DC after Back in black

From: pie75 Date: February 14, 2009 at 7:01
well finally i hear good reviews on this album and deservedly so 2 this is the first ac/dc album i ever heard i was 12 yo when i seen the heatseeker clip and was hooked 4 life they're the best band in the world full stop it may have been a little overproduced but so fucking what it has great songs and yeah guys why wasn't down on the borderline or borrowed time put on the album i would've replaced this means war 4 either 1 of them and as 4 talk of deleting this or any other ac/dc album 4 that matter is complete maddness i'd delete every grunge album ever made before any acca dacca album

From: petermexico13 Date: October 19, 2016 at 14:21
Blow Up Your Video llegó en 1988, casi al terminar la década de los 80, Una época extraña para esta banda, mientras sus lanzamientos no llegaron a tener el impacto al que estaban acostumbrados, mantuvieron su grandeza gracias a sus actuaciones en vivo, que es lo que siempre han hecho mejor en toda su carrera, AC DC es una banda para disfrutar a todo volumen en tu stereo, pero en vivo son los más grandes, una legión de seguidores de todas las edades los respaldan a donde quiera que vayan, este disco aunque pasó hasta cierto punto desapercibido, cualquier verdadero fan conoce perfectamente cada canción de este trabajo, "Heatseeker" "Thats the Way I Wanna R n R", "Ruff Stuff" "Go Zone" "Kisssin Dinamyte" " Two´s Up" para mí son fantásticas y demostraron que AC DC estaba más vivo que nunca, así lo demuestran en su posterior disco de la mano de un gran productor como Bruce Fairbain. Es ahí donde se quedaron cortos después de haber trabajado con el gran Mutt Lange.

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