AC/DC – Highway To Hell

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Clear Channel Communications, owner of more than 1,000 radio stations, forbid the playing of many songs, including this one.

It dates to 1979 from the Aussie hard rockers, and the singer, Bon Scott, died the following year. In fact, the band has said their highway to hell is not one brought by Osama bin Laden or any terrorists of their days, but by the challenges of life on the road, on tour. Just what we needed, another song about rock stars having a tough life raking in the dollars and the “romancing” the groupies, from town to town.

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3 thoughts on “AC/DC – Highway To Hell

  1. Actually the song is doing anything but complaining about a rough life. Rather, Bon is reveling in his “one way ride” on the road to the “promised land”. Granted, I’d rather be alive than dead, but there’s nothing here about it being a rough life. It’s a song about self-destruction and loving it.

    “Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme
    Ain’t nothing I would rather do
    Going down, party time
    My friends are gonna be there too”

  2. Hello and thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate your clarification about the song and your words add to our understanding. Given your take on it, perhaps I could just as easily rewrite the blog post about the concept of nihilism.

  3. The Song Highway to hell was inspired by the road from Sydney ( where the Young brothers lived ) to Perth ( Where Bon grew up ).Halfway across Australia and through the Nullarbor Plain.As for Bin Laden, his dirty deeds were done dirt cheap 🙂

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