Flick of the Switch (song)

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"Flick of the Switch"
Single by AC/DC
from the album Flick of the Switch
B-side "Badlands"
Released 1983
Format 7"
Recorded 1983
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:13
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson,
Producer(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd
AC/DC singles chronology
"Nervous Shakedown"
"Flick of the Switch"

"Flick of the Switch" is a single by the Australian rock band AC/DC, from the album Flick of the Switch, released in 1983. It was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Brian Johnson.

It was released as a single only in certain territories, mainly Australia, Canada and the United States.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song "Flick of the Switch" was done in a similar format to the music videos for the album Back in Black. The video shows the band playing the song inside of what was later revealed to be a closed up airplane hangar, surrounded by amplifiers with the AC/DC logo painted on them. Some versions of the video start with a short clip from a rehearsal tape of the band that shows Angus practicing dance moves for his onstage striptease while one of the band members, presumably Brian Johnson, sings in the background and the rest of the band laugh. However, the video on the Family Jewels DVD removes this.

Said Malcolm Young later of the simple approach to the video, "We basically told the film crew, 'We'll be playing – you film. Walk around the band – do whatever the fuck you want. We just want it done today'."[citation needed]

Drummer Phil Rudd had left the band by the time the video was recorded, and his replacement Simon Wright is featured instead.


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