AC/DC: Let There Be Rock

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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock
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Directed by Eric Dionysius
Eric Mistler
Starring Bon Scott
Angus Young
Malcolm Young
Cliff Williams
Phil Rudd
Music by AC/DC
Cinematography Jean-Francis Gondre
Edited by Mariette Lévy-Novion
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • 1 September 1980 (1980-09-01) (United Kingdom and France)
  • 14 September 1980 (1980-09-14) (United States)
  • 31 December 1981 (1981-12-31) (Australia)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
France
Language English

AC/DC: Let There Be Rock is a live concert motion picture featuring the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released theatrically in September 1980 and on videotape the same year.

Overview[edit]

AC/DC: Let There Be Rock was filmed on 9 December 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, and also contains interviews with members of the band, including lead vocalist Bon Scott, who died two months after filming.

The concert film was re-released on a Blu-ray/DVD double pack along with a collector's tin, concert pictures, a souvenir guitar pick, and a 32 page booklet, or just as Blu-ray or DVD individual sets on 7 June 2011. Only 90,000 of the collectors tins were made, and each labeled with a number out of 90,000 on the base of the tin.[1][2]

Though it shares a name with AC/DC's fourth studio album, Let There Be Rock, the movie also includes live versions of songs from T.N.T., Powerage, and Highway to Hell. The movie's poster and videotape package featured similar cover art to that used on the most-widely distributed editions of the Let There Be Rock album.

In 1997, an expanded audio recording of this concert was released on CD as Let There Be Rock: The Movie – Live in Paris, on discs 2-3 of the Bonfire box set. In addition to the 13 tracks included on the movie, the CD also contains a live version of "T.N.T.".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Live Wire" - 5:23 (1975)
  2. "Shot Down In Flames" - 3:18 (1979)
  3. "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" - 3:54 (1977)
  4. "Sin City" - 3:52 (1978)
  5. "Walk All Over You" - 2:30 (1979)
  6. "Bad Boy Boogie" - 11:08 (1977)
  7. "The Jack" - 5:21 (1975)
  8. "Highway To Hell" - 3:10 (1979)
  9. "Girls Got Rhythm" - 3:09 (1979)
  10. "High Voltage" - 5:27 (1975)
  11. "Whole Lotta Rosie" - 4:41 (1977)
  12. "Rocker" - 8:57 (1975)
  13. "Let There be Rock" - 7:17 (1977)

All songs composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.

Personnel[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Directors – Eric Dionysius
  • Producer – Eric Mistler
  • Cinematography – Jean-Francis Gondre
  • Film – Mariette Lévy-Novion
  • Executive Producer – Martine Cuisinier
  • Sound – Mike Scarfe (MHA Audio)
  • Special Effects – Terry Lee (lightning)
  • Visual Effects – Klauss Blasquiz (graphics) and Jacques Dimier (animation)

Reception[edit]

"A big rock 'n' roll moment for me as a teenager was going to see AC/DC's Let There Be Rock movie," Dave Grohl told Q. "That was the first time I heard music that made me want to break shit… After the first number in that movie, that was maybe the first moment in my life where I really felt like a punk. I just wanted to tear that movie theatre to shreds."[3]

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