By Jake Brown
AC/DC have reigned over rock 'n' roll for nearly 4 many years. Their signature strength chord rock was once the sonic regular bearer of the style they pioneered, summarised in Rolling Stone's statement that they 'are one of many most sensible not easy rock bands in history'. the crowd has transcended their Australian roots to turn into an international phenomenon. Their albums regularly move platinum and so they have earned their acceptance as the best bands at the planet.
The band's reside arsenal contains 'It's far to the head (If you need to Rock 'n 'Roll); 'Highway to Hell and 'You Shook Me All evening lengthy' and their impression is felt this present day as strongly as ever. 2008's Black Ice bought an brilliant greater than 1.5 million copies in its first week, and might pass directly to promote seven million copies world wide, spending numerous weeks at the most sensible of the Billboard most sensible 2 hundred. In November 2012, stay at River Plate was once published – the band's first stay album for 20 years.
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Alex and John were the first couple to play guitar, and being older it was sort of passed down to George, then myself, then Angus – like when you’re kids and you get all your brothers’ and sisters’ hand-me-downs. We never realised that we were learning guitars – they were always just there. We thought that everyone was like that. ’ Elaborating on some of their musical influences as they began to develop as guitar players, Angus recalled in an interview with Guitar World magazine that ‘my sister took me to see Louis Armstrong when I was a kid, and I still think he was one of the greatest musicians of all time.
That said, he went out of his way to highlight Bon’s genius as a lyricist, reasoning that ‘Chuck Berry was the master when it comes to lyrics – even John Lennon said he was the best lyric writer in rock ’n’ roll. He would sing about sex in the back seat in such a way that it was funny – if we came out with a song like “Sweet Little Sixteen” they’d probably arrest us. That and Little Richard’s sense of humour with words – and of course Bon. ’ In composing the music for those lyrics, Malcolm spoke of a spontaneous style.
Someone said once that I get to play the way that every schoolboy wishes he could play. I don’t know what that means, but I agree with it. It is just a foot-tapping thing. I am not out to impress anyone. ’ Elaborating on the Vanda/Young approach to producing records, engineer Mark Opitz – who would become the pair’s apprentice – recalled, ‘Harry and George ran a very tight little family. While working for Vanda/Young, I learned that, obviously, attitude is a very important thing, but more importantly what I really learned from those guys is you have to be able to tap your foot to it, which is dancing basically.
AC/DC in the Studio. The Stories Behind Every Album by Jake Brown