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2003 remastered reissue of 1977 album packaged in a digipak with 16 page full color booklet containing all original album art, many unpublished photos, classic memorabilia, and liner notes. Epic. AC/DC’s second U.S. release took the raw energy from their debut, High Voltage, up a notch, producing another huge collection of driving, intense songs for serious headbanging, but adding a bit more professionalism into the equation. The songwriting and production are tighter and more focused, and standouts such as ”Whole Lotta Rosie,” ”Problem Child,” ”Let There Be Rock,” and ”Bad Boy Boogie” almost have to fight with ”filler” like ”Go Down” and ”Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be” for the spotlight; but really, there’s not a wasted track here. Guitarists Angus and Malcom Young further define their grooves, and vocalist Bon Scott sounds like he’s on the verge of combusting. Let There Be Rock is big and lean. –Lorry Fleming

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  • LET THERE BE ROCK,yeah!!!!This is a HARD ROCKIN’ album.(to say the least!)The title says it all,pure rock!Bon’s voacles are amazing and the band playes tight.This album is one of the loudest,loud vocles,loude guitars and big soloes!My favorite song has got to be WHOLE LOTA ROSIE,great beat,great soles, just a realy great song.You want a rock album?,you found one!

    Posted on January 25, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Let there be rock was the Usa follow up to High Voltage…Ac/Dc is a band unlike any other,in that the style has never changed no matter what. If you put on their debut album High Voltage and compare it to the latest “Stiff Upper Lip” released many many many years later,it sounds extremely similar,as if it could have been released a few months later (of course with the exception of Bon Scott’s vocals) All that being said,I love this CD as I love all Ac/Dc releases. They always play from the heart and put 100 percent into every song. You can’t say that for many bands,most bands release songs onto their albums that you know darn well were just thrown on there to take up space. Let there be rock is very similar in style to high voltage,the lyric content is much the same as is the driving beats and three chord anthems…I wish I could have given this a 3 and a half star review because it is certainly above average but I can’t in good conscience say it is one step below perfect either..there are some fantastic memorable songs on this,such as the title cut “Let There Be Rock” “hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be”,”Overdose” and of course the absolute best song on the CD “Whole Lotta Rosie”,those songs are right up there with any of the best songs from the entire Ac/Dc catalog,but there are some songs that don’t stand up (in my opinion) such as “Go Down” and “Dog Eat Dog” ..it’s not that they aren’t great songs because they are,it’s just that they aren’t as catchy or memorable. The one thing I never quite understood is why they released “Problem Child” on this CD and a few years later released the same exact song on the Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap CD…it is a great song but why put it on twice? This is definitely a great CD…the production is top notch and very clear and all fans of good rock and roll and metal should buy this…but if you are new to the band start with Highway To Hell or Back In Black to get a true taste of the genius of this band…they stuck to their guns and will live forever in rock history

    the upside – blues based rock/metal at it’s finest…some extremely tasty lead guitar playing by Angus and some of the best metal screaming in the world by Bon Scott…great production,a great booklet with awesome pictures and stories comes with it, and some classic songs including “Whole Lotta Rosie” which is one of the best Ac/Dc songs ever…all 8 songs are great to rock out to and crank up to 10

    the downside – only 8 songs…no bonus tracks on the remastered edition,and one of the 8 songs “problem child” can be found on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap…many of the songs on this album sound nearly identical to songs on the previous release ‘high voltage’ and the one to follow ‘powerage’

    the bottom line – with Ac/Dc you simply can’t go wrong…this is what rock and roll was meant to be…you should buy this CD if you love rock and roll of any kind because it would appeal to fans of blues rock,metal,and all styles in between..great production…it’s not their best CD but even an average Ac/Dc release is better than most band’s best CD…go out and buy this but I recommend first buying Back In Black and Highway To Hell and then you’ll be ready to crank up “Let There Be Rock” and air guitar the day away…this band rocks and this CD rocks ..the donutman says so

    Posted on January 25, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • AC/DC’s best album with Bon Scott, what is it? Thats right, Let There Be Rock! AC/DC’s Best album of all time? well maybe, I’m not sure if this is better then Back On Black or not, I’m kinda on the fence. Bon Scott’s vocals sounded the best on this album. Some people will say High Voltage or Highway To Hell but trust me on this, Let There Be Rock has the greatest vocals that man ever recorded. And being in good classic AC/DC fashion the rythem section is tighter then any other bands. Oh, and lets not for get about the guitar duo of Malcome and Angus. This has the best guitar that the boys ever recorded, trust me if you ask any guitar player what the best AC/DC album is they will say….Let There Be Rock.

    The album opens up with ‘Go Down’ which after reading the reviews by other people I found that people were only giving it a 7 out of 10 but that so not true. You see this is one of the better songs on the album. The guitar riff is heavy and bluesy, it has a great groove and Bons vocal delivery are top notch, and the lyrics are great by any rock standards, this is a killer track. ‘Dog Eat Dog’ is next. Killer song. Classic AC/DC guitar licks, awesome solo and just a real bada** song to rock out to, easily one of the best songs on the album! Next is the title track, ‘Let There Be Rock’ and I mean what can you say about this song, other then its just damn amazing! The lyrics are so awesome that its not even funny and the way that the guitar and drums are almost insinc with each other is so awesome, this is straight up classic AC/DC! Let There Be Rock is probley the second best song on the album. ‘Bad Boy Googie’ oh man what a killer chorus! The lyrics are so powerful, they are perfect for Bons voice, and oh man the guitar riffs on this song are not for the weak, wanna talk about a power house, well thats what Angus is one this one! Next is ‘Problem Child’ which is pretty hard and heavy but kinda repetitive, but other then that this song rocks hard! ‘Overdoese’ has such a killer guitar section. I dont even know what to say about this one because I love it so much. I take it back Let There Be Rock is not the second best song on the album this little baby is! ‘Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be’ has cool riffs, a Cool beat, and pretty cool lyrics but its nothing way to special, but not bad by any means! The album closes with it’s best song, and maybe AC/DC’s all time best song, ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ I love this song to death! It’s damn amazing. The guitar riff is easily one of the 5 greatest guitar riffs ever, and the solo is the all time greatest guitar solo Angus Young has ever played! The lyrics are so cool, and so powerful, I swear I bought this album just for this song and then I found out all the other songs were great as well.

    To rap things up this is a power house of an album, not a weak track present on this one. The guitar playing is not to be matched and the vocals are so over the top that every thing just meshes together perfectly! Do your self a really really really big favor and pick up Let There Be Rock today!

    Posted on January 24, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • If we refer back to the original characteristics and meaning of rock ‘n’ roll, AC/DC proves once again on this album that they were and still are the best ‘pure’ rock band in the world.They know how to get back to the very roots of rock better than anyone else out there. The title-song of this album symbolizes there ability to catch this energy. Simply put, it doesn’t get any more powerful than these guys doing their thing. Beginning with “Go Down”, every song on the album moves up another notch, culminating with the amazing “Whole Lotta Rosie.” If you want an amazing listening experience, but also one that will leave you playing air guitar or shouting at the top of your lungs, this is the one to get your hands on.

    Posted on January 24, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • In my humble opinion, this is, by far, AC/DC’s best album. It is rawer, faster, heavier, nastier and more brutal than “High Voltage” or any other album by them, and I’m sure that, at the time, not too many thought that was possible.

    1. Go Down-5/5. Excellent upbeat, hard driving song with very sexually charged lyrics. You can almost imagine Bon Scott saying these things to the women he would meet. This song has a driving beat that doesn’t let up.
    2. Dog Eat Dog-5/5. Another great, heavy, upbeat song. The lyrics are one of Bon Scott’s best and actually had something to say besides his typical rock ‘n’ roll lyrics. One of the best.
    3. Let There Be Rock-5/5. Another signature AC/DC song. The lyrics to this are the best ever for AC/DC. Although this song is long, it never wears you down because the fast beat never slows down. One of their best ever.
    4. Bad Boy Boogie-4/5. A little bluesy, with a bit of a dancy feel to it. One of the weaker songs on here, but still great.
    5. Problem Child-3/5. This is one of my least favorite songs ever by AC/DC. I wish that “Crabsody In Blue” would have been put on here instead as it was on the Australian release. It’s just a bit too long and a little boring.
    6. Overdose-4/5. Heavy riffing with an excellent vocal delivery from Bon Scott. Hard driving rocker, if a bit too long.
    7. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be-5/5. Another fantastic heavy rocker. Hard driving and full of attitude. One of the best on the album.
    8. Whole Lotta Rosie-5/5. My personal favorite AC/DC song ever. This song is fast and furious, nasty and sexy, driving and relentless. This has AC/DC’s best guitar riff and Bon Scott’s best vocal delivery. Absolutely perfect!

    This is the most furious, raw and heavy album that AC/DC ever created. The songs definetly live up to the great title. I consider this one of rock’s greatest albums ever, whether you are an AC/DC fan or not.

    Posted on January 24, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now