AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated by Phil Sutcliffe

By Phil Sutcliffe

Shaped in 1973 via brothers Angus and Malcolm younger, AC/DC has develop into some of the most renowned rock ’n’ roll bands in historical past. this large new name follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its newest releases and sold-out international excursions. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early membership gigs to its amazing around the globe good fortune. a different disguise incorporating Angus on a spinning disc offers option to greater than four hundred illustrations comprise handbills, posters, behind the scenes passes, and vinyl from worldwide, in addition to infrequent candid and function images. Sidebars from most sensible rock scribes study all studio releases and delve into the guitar equipment of the younger brothers. the result's an grand tribute to the band popular for a live-wire level exhibit and a sonic assault that experience attracted lovers from all rock camps

Contributors include:
Phil Sutcliffe
Joe Bonomo
Danie Bukszpan
Jen Jewel Brown
Anthony Bozza
Garth Cartwright
Ian Christe
David Dunlap
Andrew Earles
Dave Hunter
James McNair
Martin Popoff
Sylvie Simmons
Bill Voccia

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Rocked, telling the roughest stories ever to appear on a hard rock album, all drawn from real life. :" Scott and Angus told me the story that became "The Jack": "We were living with this houseful of ladies [in Lansdowne Road] who were all very friendly and everyone in the band got the jack. The first time we did the song on stage those girls were all in the front row with no idea what was goin' to happen. " Gigging continued, riotously. When the Myer department store in Melbourne, booked them for a week of school-holiday lunchtime shows in August 1975, screaming girls wrecked the teen clothes section and left Scott scratched raw and near naked.

On album as on stage, it's lean and basic, less no frills than stripped to the bone, and as down to European cover art, 1976. earth and entertaining as the early rock 'n' roll that inspired it-primitive riffs, catchy hooks, and relentless blues-boogie grooves like Chuck Berry in a jean jacket. The band's Atlantic debut presented ACiOC as the ultimate party band-a breath of boozy air sorely needed at a time when bands were arty or angry, pretentious or blanded out. A number of the songs found here were written when the band lived in Melbourne, sharing a low-rent house.

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