'The best book I've ever read about AC/DC.' - Mark Evans (AC/DC 1975-'77)
'A savvy new book... Fink quite properly can't stand the kind of music critic who feels pleasing a crowd is a suspect achievement somehow antithetical to the spirit of rock. In the end [he] seems to be in two minds about AC/DC. That seems the right number of minds for an adult to be in about them especially an adult who encountered their best albums during the sweet spot of his youth.' - The Australian
'Recent books [about AC/DC]... didn't offer much to change our perception of the band. Jesse Fink's study of the Young brothers takes a different approach... giving us a different version of many stories especially when it comes to the wheeling and dealing behind the rock. Fink is clearly in love with AC/DC but he knows the old bird has some warts under her make-up and doesn't shy away from revelations that cast the Youngs in a less than flattering light.' - Rolling Stone (four-star review)
'I loved it.' - Jerry Greenberg (president of Atlantic Records 1974-'80)
'A great job.' - Back In Black and Highway To Hell engineer Tony Platt
With sales of over 200 million albums AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world; it is a family empire built by three brothers: George Malcolm and Angus Young.
One of the most original music biographies of recent times The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. It tells the extraordinary story of the men behind this musical and commercial colossus through eleven classic songs revealing some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.
Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time jaw-dropping revelations are made while unsung heroes behind the band's astonishing success are given due credit.
Accepted accounts of events are challenged sensational details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's breakout years in the United States and a cast of AC/DC insiders and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses and Dropkick Murphys give their take on the Youngs' brand of magic.
AC/DC's music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After more that forty years AC/DC finally has the serious book it deserves.