They should have called it “Bach in Black.”

Inspired by AC/DC’s classic album, The String Tribute to AC/DC features rocked-out string quartet arrangements of hits like “Hells Bells” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” on violin, viola and cello. The entire original “Back In Black” album is honored in this Vitamin Records release.

For those who are not familiar with the classic album or simply need a trip down memory lane, the other songs are: “Shoot To Thrill,” “What Do You Do For Money Honey,” “Give The Dog A Bone,” “Let Me Put My Love Into You,” “Back In Black,” “Have A Drink On Me,” “Shake A Leg,” and “Rock ‘ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution.”

Several interesting renditions appear on this CD, and I mean interesting in the bad way.

Mixing classical with rock can make for a great combination; take Metallica, for example. But when there are no words and no guitar accompaniment, it just doesn’t work.

For the classical music fan looking for an oddball CD to add to their collection, this is a diamond in the rough.

But for AC/DC fans looking for that something different to add to their collections, turn the other way and run. Fast.

— Andrea Wilhelm