AC/DC - Fly On The Wall


6.6 | 271 votes |
Release date: June 1985
Style: Hard rock, Blues rock

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01. Fly On The Wall
02. Shake Your Foundations
03. First Blood
04. Danger
05. Sink The Pink
06. Playing With Girls
07. Stand Up
08. Hell Or Highwater
09. Back In Business
10. Send For The Man

Guest review by
omne metallum
Rating:
5.5
Every band has their low ebb, and for AC/DC, that (dis)honour falls on 1985's Fly On The Wall. It is surprising how far AC/DC could sink but sink they did; drowning in awful production and poor quality songs, Fly On The Wall hit lows that thankfully the band would not hit again.

To address the biggest and most evident problem on the album first, the production on Fly On The Wall is simply crap. The amount of echo and reverb the songs have plastered to them just ruin the charm that AC/DC songs have. AC/DC are a riff-driven band; name any classic track and you will remember the song's riff. While Let There Be Rock was an unconcise distorted album, it worked because it was the sheer unhinged volume that shook the music and consequently the listener that gave it a raw charm. For Fly On The Wall this unconcise sound is a result of overproduction that makes the sound murky and does not allow you to clearly hear the music properly.

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published 30.05.2020 | Comments (11)

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07.09.2015 - 02:44
Rating: 7
Timelord
This album caught a lot of flack but the first 5 songs are pretty good songs. I take this over Blow up your Video anyday.
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23.02.2016 - 18:37
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Tage Westerlund
One song , cant remember was good, it was more old Bon era bluesy singing style song... well I have not played this band period much, so can work fine, but band has better albums even whit Brian
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04.05.2020 - 20:04
Rating: 3
Jope of Steele
This is almost utter crap of an album; AC/DC at it's worse I think. Songwriting is taken for granted, and when there isn't even one real good song to copy -- the songs do sound almost all same -- and it's not good one song ten times... The last song is probably my favourite here -- and no, not only because after it the album is over.
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