In 1979, Robert John "Mutt" Lange took AC/DC into the studio to record "Highway to Hell." He polished up their sound but still held on to their edginess. Arguably, the most notable change would be the addition of melodic choruses. After its release, Highway to Hell cruised up the charts in America and became the first AC/DC album to break the top 100 in The States.
Mutt's signature is all over this album and it becomes obvious when you pair it next to some of the even bigger hits that he helmed. Namely, Def Leppard's High 'N' Dry album (1981).
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