We know the formula...
- A guitar riff
- Band joins in
- Singer screeches a verse of smutty lyrics
- The big chorus
- Another verse and chorus.
- Angus whacks out a solo, familiar and yet always different
- Double chorus. Fade.
And that powers a great career. Simple but effective.
Anyone who grew up when I did basically had a choice - for contemporary heavy metal - of Motorhead, Iron Maiden or AC/DC. They dominated teenage boys' lives and denim jackets. Gathered in bedrooms, we'd play these records and discuss their meaning. Well, with AC/DC there only ever was one meaning!
Bon Scott / Brian Johnson. Both great in different ways. Angus and Malcolm powering their way through, a steady beat, a boogie. A great rock n roll band!
I had the opportunity to see AC/DC in 1991 at the Wembley Arena touring The Razor's Edge. They played their new stuff - which was excellent - plus all the greats! I bought a tour poster of ANgus Young and put it up in my bedsit. Hello ladies. It didn't last long!
Top Ten AC/DC moments
- Highway to Hell
- Satellite Blues
- Problem Child
- Back in Black
- Downpayment Blues
- For Those About To Rock - We Salute You
- Whole Lotta Rosie
- Touch Too Much
- Hell's Bells
Anyway, here's a great video...