Ac/Dc was in a bad situation…after the mammoth sales of ‘Highway To Hell’ and then ‘Back In Black’ things cooled down with ‘For Those About To Rock’ and then took a nose dive with ‘Flick Of The Switch’ and the EP ‘74 Jailbreak’ a lesser band would have cut it’s losses and called it a day or made a drastic last effort to re-invent itself…but Ac/Dc didn’t do that…they wrote some of the best and catchiest songs of their career and called it ‘Fly On The Wall’
Many people hate this CD but those are probably the same people who hate Bon Jovi and Poison and Def Leppard for actually being able to write memorable songs.Jealousy is an ugly thing. However,that being said…Ac/Dc didn’t sell out their ideals or even change their sound…all they did was write very catchy hooks and sing along chorus songs…lyrically speaking this album has the same themes that the band had since the beginning. This one is truly one of my favorite Ac/Dc releases…right up there with Back In Black,Highway To Hell and Dirty Deeds…it’s not quite as heavy the whole way through as say ‘Back In Black’ but it makes up for that in being more memorable and easier to sing along..the CD starts with the title cut ‘Fly On The Wall’ which right off the bat shows they still can rock with the best of ‘em…then onto ‘Shake Your Foundations’ which will absolutely have you singing along on the chorus…”First Blood” is more great heavy rock…then onto “Danger” which they released as a great video…(which also caused some people to bash them..but why can’t a great band release a well done video,huh?) “Danger” has the same kind of creepy vibe that ‘Night Prowler’ had…a great song that instantly catches you…then onto my favorite off this CD…’Sink The Pink’ truly a classic…a great song about the greatest subject in rock and roll music…women! This one has great lyrics,and a very sexy beat and hook to it…if you’ve ever watched a group of girls dancing to this song then you know what I’m talking about..Ac/Dc may not be the flashiest band in the world but the one thing they know how to do better then anyone in the world is write songs with beats for girls to dance and shake their butts to…and God bless ‘em for that! “Playing With Girls” more great lyrics and great song…’Stand Up’ a little bit heavier,feels like it might have been written back in the ‘For Those About To Rock’ sessions…great tune…’Hell Or High Water’ more great heavy rock…and then ‘Back In Business’ this song is awesome and should have been a single…this one is right up there with any of the songs from ‘Back In Black’…great heavy riffs..great screaming vocals from Brian…the feel is very similar to the stuff done on ‘Back In Black’ ..and then ‘Send For The Man’ which I think might be the weakest song on the CD but I’ve noticed that in a lot of cases Ac/Dc does save some of their weaker material as last…it’s still not a bad song…just not up to the rest of the CD….this is a great CD full of amazing catchy songs without wimping out on anyone…in fact,this is the one I would recommend to women to start out listening to Ac/Dc even before ‘Back In Black’ because I think the songs are just a little more accessible ..but guys can love it too…it’s one of my favorites and all rock fans should own this
the upside – the most catchy Ac/Dc album ever..great songs..great production..and ‘Sink The Pink’ is included which is great to watch girls dance to! That alone makes it worth the price
the downside – there is none
the bottom line – All rock fans should own this…it’s almost a ‘how to guide’ to how to write heavy rock that is catchy without wimping out…to guys I would suggest starting with ‘Back In Black’ and ‘Dirty Deeds’ and ‘Highway To Hell’ and then move on to the rest of the catalog but to girls I suggest if you are new to Ac/Dc start right here…this CD rocks
seriously all Ac/Dc fans and all rock fans should run not walk and buy this CD…donutman says so!!!