Flick of the Switch is the 9th full-lenght by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Published in 1983, it followed Back in Black and For Those About to Rock. Flick of the Switch is the 3rd album with BRIAN JOHNSON as singer, and last with Phil Rudd as drummer before his 1st long break from the band. All songs on the album were composed by guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young and vocalist Johnson. AC/DC returned to Compass Point Studios in Bahamas to record this albumm the same studio where they had recorded Back in Black with Robert John "Mutt" Lange but this time the band chose to produce themselves. The band said that the album was an attempt to make the band raw again with a "no frills" sound. However, the album's birth was a troubled one; after having problems with Malcolm, Phil Rudd was fired midway through the album's recording sessions, although he had completed his drum parts. Phil Rudd was replaced with young mancunian drummer Simon Wright. Wright appeared in the videos for "Flick of the Switch", "Nervous Shakedown" and "Guns For Hire". A second video for "Nervous Shakedown" was also shot at a pre-show rehearsal at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. He also toured for the album, and is seen in the pro-shot video recordings from that period.
The Flick of the Switch cover features a simple, pencil-drawn picture of Angus that he himself had originally sketched out to reflect the simple, raw approach of the album, and Atlantic Records hated it. Angus had also wanted the album graphics to be embossed the same way that Back in Black had been but, according to Ian Jeffrey, Atlantic did not want to spend the money because they believed the album contained no hit singles (😂😂). Recorded shortly after their 1982 European Tour at the beginning of 1983, the album was originally released with little promotion in the US on 15 August 1983. The album reached #4 in UK and #15 in the US, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. #acdc #flickoftheswitch #simonwright #hardrock
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