Every time I listen to Shot In The Dark, I end up liking it more. I would still rate the tune a 3.5 out of 5, but my feelings towards it went from lukewarm to adoration. Is that the sign of a good a one? Or maybe I’m blinded by pure fandom.
Who knows? Who cares? I’m diggin’ it, and that is all that matters.
The tune was released on Oct 7th but to keep the hype level high they held off on the accompanying video until yesterday when it was unleashed onto YouTube:
As far as videos go, just as their music, this is nothing new for AC/DC. David Mallet, who had directed all of their videos since Who Made Who is back, and this time goes in a direction that is closer to their pre-Fly On The Wall videos.
Back then, they would throw a camera on the band while they ripped through the tune like they were on stage. And just as back then Phil Rudd seems to be as thrilled as ever to have a camera on him:
There are a few interesting cutaways and special effects though. I liked the close ups of Angus fingers on the fret board during the solo best. I took notes. None will improve my guitar playing but it made me feel good about myself.
Having the whole band wear black looks good too as they blend in with the dark background. Probably a good trick to hide some wrinkles.