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World Trade Center flashback in this forgotten AC/DC video



It was 14 years ago today when we watched our TV sets in horror as the unbelievable images of the mighty Twin Towers in New York City crumbling to the ground that shook Americans to our core. In remembrance, we spotlight AC/DC and the video to Shake Your Foundations that features the World Trade Center buildings.

In my neck of the woods, there are plenty of classic rock and variety stations and you can hear AC/DC every hour, on the hour, but mostly they play the same dozen songs. One AC/DC song you won't hear much is Shake Your Foundations. Originally on the 1985 Fly On The Wall album, Shake Your Foundations got a second life when it was featured on the Who Made Who album that was the soundtrack for Maximum Overdrive. The video starts off with the patented stage moves of Acca Dacca (as they are known in their home country of Australia) with head banging and Angus Young hopping on one leg to a odd bar crowd of special agents and cowboys. Once AC/DC blows the building away, the background is the WTC Towers and the eerie reminder of having the Twin Towers in a video entitled Shake Your Foundations.

The ‘80s were a wild decade for AC/DC as Bon Scott died in February of 1980 and Brian Johnson was rushed in to complete the Back in Black album which became the second-biggest selling album of all time behind Michael Jackson's Thriller. While not a singles act, AC/DC did score three Top 40 hits in the U.S., including two in the ‘80s (You Shook Me All Night Long and Back in Black). The band is currently on their North American leg of the Rock Or Bust World Tour.

[Last modified: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:31am]


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