“When we started out, everyone said we should smarten ourselves up and be more like Led Zeppelin. Then we got to Britain and they told us we should be more like the Sex Pistols. Then it was Metallica and then Nirvana. We always had the same answer to all of them: ‘sorry, mate, not interested.’ We’re AC/DC. And we think they should all be more like us.” – Malcolm Young
Malcolm Young was quite possibly the greatest rhythm guitarist ever known. We said goodbye to him just over a week ago. Most fans knew it was coming since his retirement in 2014; still, it is a blow to us that grew up in the 70’s on constant AC/DC on the radio. They had a consistent, reliable sound up until the end and it was because of Malcolm Young. We will have to see whether they keep making music. Malcolm did not perform on their latest recording, but the band has said that he had plenty of archived material before he became ill.
One of my first concerts was AC/DC’s 1982 For Those About to Rock tour. We stood in line after an ice storm to get tickets; the line wrapped around the Omni. We had all day to do it because schools were closed and we took a bus downtown. Kids will do things that adults just won’t do and I often wish people would give them a break. I saw them again a few years later with Def Leppard opening. Both shows delivered and Angus did literally show us his ass both times.
I had everything on album through For Those About to Rock. I was less than impressed with the next three and I picked them up again for Razor’s Edge after hearing Thunderstruck on the radio. That is one helluva song.
I have had an extraordinarily shitty day so crank up the Rock ‘n’ Roll until my ears bleed.
- For Those About to Rock – Play us your favorite AC/DC tunes.
- Walk All Over You – Any related side projects or prior bands of the members of AC/DC. Remakes of AC/DC songs.
- Let There Be Rock – Salt it with some kick-ass hard rock, old-school.
Here is your playlist:
This week’s dedications:
Santino – What’s Next to the Moon
WVR – She’s A Teaser
Zurvan – Let There Be Rock
BlameMe – Sin City
Thrill – Night Prowler