Fly on the Wall is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band's ninth internationally released studio album and the tenth to be released in Australia.
Originally released on 28 June 1985, it was AC/DC's second and last self-produced album and also the band's first album since the original Australian version of High Voltage not to include drummer Phil Rudd, who was replaced by Simon Wright (although Wright appeared in music videos for Flick of the Switch tracks.) Like their previous album, Flick of the Switch, Angus and Malcolm Young chose to produce in order to capture the rawness and simplicity of their early works in a time when pop-orientedglam metal became popular.
A home video of AC/DC performing five songs from the album was released in the summer of 1985. The video, also titled Fly on the Wall, features the band playing the songs "Fly on the Wall", "Danger", "Sink the Pink", "Stand Up", and "Shake Your Foundations", in that order, at a small bar in New York City, named The Crystal Ballroom. At the bar, a photographer attempts to sneak in to take photographs of the band, and as the band performs, new characters are introduced during each song, including three suit-clad men and two women during "Stand Up", and a lady dressed in all pink during "Sink the Pink". The cartoon fly depicted on the album cover is also seen in the video. At the beginning of the video, as the band walks onstage, the announcer, named Decadent Dan, says to the near-empty room: "We've got a very special group for you tonight, so let's give a big Crystal Ballroom welcome to... what's the name of the group again?" Someone off-camera whispers, and then Dan says "AC/DC! What's that, an electric company or something?" The band then proceeds to play the title track, "Fly on the Wall". The bartender, irritated by the loud sounds of the main riff, puts earplugs into his ears. The audience becomes more rowdy and begin to dance and cheer more as each song passes, until eventually the ballroom crumbles and the band are the only ones left standing.