AC/DC Powerage

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AC DC in white text with a lightening bolt between AC and DC, underneath is text that goes from yellow to orange to red and logo at the bottom, on a black background.

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This button is a promotional button for classic rock band, AC/DC's fifth album: Powerage. Although the album did not even reach the top 100 on the Billboard charts when it debuted, the album became one of the band's many platinum albums. While the album continued to receive mixed reviews as time goes on, it still has been revered as a finely crafted rock album. It was named 26 on Kerrang! magazine's list of the "100 greatest heavy metal albums". Perhaps the most well-known song off the album is "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" which did moderately well as a single and is unique from most of the band's hits as it does not feature a guitar solo.

AC/DC is an Australian rock band founded by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The band is considered a staple of classic rock, and produced hits such as "Back in Black", "Thunderstruck", "Highway to Hell", and "For Those About to Rock" among others. The band formed in 1973 with original singer Bon Scott. Powerage was one of the last albums to feature vocals from Scott before his death in 1980. These early years are refereed to as the Bon Scott Era, and all years following 1980 are considered the Brain Johnson Era - named for the band's second lead singer. Johnson was friends with Bon Scott and both were heavy influenced by 1950s rocker Little Richard. Elements of Little Richard's performance style can be found in both singers' physical movements and singing style.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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