Comprised of highlights from their first two Australian albums -- 1975's and its 1976 follow-up, also entitled -- the album has every single one of 's archetypes. The material ranges from weak Bedlam In Belgium, Nervous Shakedown to acceptable Guns For Hire, the title track, Badlands by way of boring Rising Power, Deep In The Hole. Recording in the Bahamas, and three songs in to the recording, newbie Brian Johnson worried that he was going to run out of lyrics. It contains tracks from their first two previous Australia-only issued albums, and both from 1975. He sounded like the gateman at hell, somebody who never hid the notion that lurking behind the door are some bad, dangerous things, but they're also fun, too, and he made no apologies for that. You earned it, and they took pride in a job well done. I suppose it was fun at the time, but there was no thought put into it.
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1976 After delivering their second album for Atlantic Records, the band had a nasty surprise. It was symbolic of a band that gave everything they had on stage. But just five years later, with Fly On The Wall, they got everything wrong — horribly so. If the three albums that came before it — High Voltage, T. It also runs almost a minute longer. Everyone was fed up with the whole album. Vinyl editions of the international album contain the edited version.
This they got, as Flick Of The Switch definitely seems thrown together. The breath-robbing full-tilt climax of If You Want Blood. An alternative cover was used on the international version's European release. Filmed at a football stadium in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires during the Black Ice tour, it captures a brilliant performance from the band and the heated atmosphere generated by an ecstatic South American crowd. So did the cover: Angus impaled on his own guitar, Bon beside him, eyes glazed. Each was underpinned by the eternally stomping teaming of Williams and Phil Rudd.
It's so tame now, but back then we thought it was pretty revolutionary. And, sadly, the last record that Bon Scott ever made. If you listen to those records today, they feel good. Not everything on The Razors Edge was so striking. If you don't, you've got nothing.
In particular, he paid attention to coaxing short, bursting hook lines out of Angus: the kind of flourishes he had shown off on Highway To Hell or Back In Black, but which had all but slipped from his repertoire. Nobody ever bought Powerage and felt cheated. I sang the chorus part to my brother in the studio and he thought it sounded great. Australian Chart Book 1970—1992 illustrated ed. You might feel a little slighted banging through go-nowhere boogie-dirges like Ruff Stuff, Go Zone or Nick of Time, however.
And they sure got a shock when they started spitting at us and we spat back. Singer had played in a pipe band in his teens, so George suggested he play bagpipes on the song, not realizing that Scott had been a drummer, not a piper. There was at the time of making it too. We never claimed to be anything else. One of the perennial complaints about is that they've never changed -- and if that's true, is the blueprint they've followed all their career.
The rest were previously released on the band's second Australian studio album in December 1975. The band arrived in the in the midst of the fledgling , spearheaded by bands like the and the. Original cover High Voltage is the first internationally released studio album by Australian band. The addition of Scott redefined the band; like the Young brothers, Scott had been born in before emigrating to in his childhood, and loved rock and roll, especially. Scott's original lyrics were far more explicit than those heard on the album, which he deliberately toned down in case the song got played on radio. Mistakes were tolerated if the vibe was strong enough, the energy audibly crackling over the speakers on tracks like Overdose or Bad Boy Boogie.
The letter, from a woman in , implied that Malcolm had given her a , although he claims that when he got tested, he was clean. Rock or Bust 2014 Nothing can last forever. We weren't punk, but they'd put us on the same bill as punk bands. Looking for inspiration for Hells Bells, a tropical thunderstorm raged outside. Highway To Hell is Bon Scott and his band at their most gloriously, thrillingly alive.
The devil, as ever with Lange, is in the details here. Archived from on 26 September 2008. It proved to be their most successful record since then too. It's not new wave, it's not punk, it's just people who like our band. And if did wind up bettering this blueprint in the future, there's no question that this original is still potent, even thrilling, no matter how many times they returned to the well, or how many times this record is played.
Jonno is in fine voice and good humour throughout, and the live setting gives Angus space to stretch out a bit. An alternative cover was used on the international version's original European release. We were never ones for getting slumped under a tag or filed under A, B, or C. Lead singer Bon Scott spits out his vocals with a truly annoying aggression which, I suppose, is the only way to do it when all you seem to care about is being a star so that you can get laid every night. It was recorded live in one room. Because that was the word they used to describe us — punk band.