AC/DC Plug Me In

AC/DC Plug Me In

Quite possibly the most comprehensive visual package of AC/DC material in their 30-plus years, the double-disc Plug Me In set features both eras of the Aussie rock’n’rollers in all of their blues-influenced glory. Kicking off with the band’s first period, we witness the growing pains of original singer Bon Scott and crew via two hours of early television appearances and bootleg and official concert footage from 1975 to 1979. We witness Scott finding his groove as the penultimate dirt rocker, slipping between costumes (leopard print, tailed coats and bow ties) before hitting upon his renowned T-shirt and jeans look. Disc two picks up post-Scott’s death and ranges from the classic Back In Black album up until 2003. Singer Brian Johnson is a formidable replacement, screeching his way through another two hours of gigs and TV spots. Bonus footage of early interviews, songs with the Rolling Stones and the Beavis And Butthead film that opened their 1996 Ballbreaker tour are interesting, if not altogether terrific, "extras.” Still, with a gorgeous slipcase and two photo-packed booklets, this is the perfect way to plug into one of rock’s most enduring outfits. (Columbia)