Saturday, July 9, 2016

There's gonna be some rockin' (AC/DC) (LP 18)

AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (CD - Epic, 1976) ***

Genre:   NZ/Australian pop/rock (yes we've finished the genre sections of my collection for a while and we're now into music from different countries - starting with the colonial upstarts)

Places I remember:  Real Groovy, Auckland, NZ.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles:

The title track is hard to go past...  

Gear costume:  ...but Ain't No Fun (waiting round to be a millionaire) has all the AC/DC moves you know and love! 

Active compensatory factors:  There's no escaping AC/DC, so you might as well boogie down with your air guitar and enjoy.

I'm a Bon Scott AC/DC fan rather than a Brian Johnson AC/DC fan. It took me ages to listen to the post Bon albums and they are much more of a mixed bag to my ears.

The riff-a-ramas of this album set the template: the smutty ambiguity (Love at First Feel, Big Balls); the good time humour (Dirty Deeds); the self mythologising (Rocker, There's Going to be Some Rockin'); and those crunching riffs (Problem Child). All present and correct. 

Where do they all belong?  The peak of the Bon Scott years was a little way off. Next up, more of the same, so - Let There Be Rock

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