«For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)» is a song by the Australian hard rock band AC / DC. This song was first released on AC DC's eighth studio album, "For Those About to Rock." We greet you in 1981 and later as a single in 1982. The B-side of the single contains an edited live version of "Let There Be Rock" recorded in Landover, Maryland in late 1981. The video "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" was filmed at the same concert. This song was later included on the first AC / DC soundtrack, Who Made Who, released in 1986 for the Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive. The title and the central lyrics of the song are based on the ancient greeting that Roman prisoners executed in the Colosseum: “Ave, Caesar, morituri, salutant” (“Hail Caesar, those who are about to die greet you”). However, Angus Young later said that the inspiration for the guns came from a completely different source. The band recorded their first recordings of the song on the same day as Princess Diana of the British television wedding. Angus recalled that "someone had a wedding in the next room ... we played that part of the song when the cannons rattled, and we paused for a second and said," Hmm ... that really sounds pretty good. " This coincidence also led to the appearance of the cannon and the single on the cover of the album, as well as the life-size Napoleonic cannons, which have become a common stage prop at AC / DC concerts. The cannons fired in the song mix with exploding fireworks. However, actual takes were recorded later the following month, as the mobile truck used to record the album (Mobile One) was used to record Peter Gabriel's 4th self-titled album during Charles and Diana's marriage. AC / DC often used this song to close live concerts such as Live at Donington and No Bull, as well as on their AC / DC Live CDs. It is also the song that concludes the most recent tour, Rock or Bust.
File size: 13.3 MB
Song length: 5:48 min