For those about to rock you… we salute you

https://www.discogs.com/release/375087-ACDC-For-Those-About-To-Rock-We-Salute-You

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Good old fashioned American blues rock, from 1981. This was already their eighth album. It sounds nice and simple, and it makes me want to hear more from them. Funnily, the list of songs on the backside of the record is totally incorrect, but the Spotify list follow the order that the actual record has.

Back in 1995, it was not easy to find records like this. I suppose it is a lot easier now, given that AC/DC is one of the best selling bands in the world. This record alone sold an estimated seven million copies.

Reading the cover, something struck me: Leidseplein Presse B.V.. Wait, come again? That is Dutch. This record is a European issue, but there is no other Dutch than that. Google to the rescue. In an article in the Quote it is told that not only the Rolling Stones is using the Netherlands as their ‘tax paradise’ to escape worldwide taxation, AC/DC has found the country as well.

Leidseplein Presse B.V. was founded in 1976 for the purpose of getting rid of those pesky taxes, for the likes of AC/DC. It is officially located at the Prins Bernardplein, I suppose in a small mailbox. Very ambitious of a band that was founded three years earlier.

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