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AC/DC

Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:36 pm

Any AC/DC fans in here?


Sincerely MB280E

Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:52 pm

High Voltage and Let There Be Rock are quality albums. The Bon Scott era wasn't as commercially succussful, but they were a great rock band then.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:33 pm

Only the early stuff with Bon Scott. The first two BJ albums were cool enough....since then its all downhill for me.

The albums Powerage and Highway to Hell were OUTSTANDING.... 8)

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:47 pm

The Bon Scott era is the best, no doubt. I think the first three albums with Brian Johnson on vocals are very good. Fly On The Wall is their worst album IMO. Brian Johnson seemed to loose the power and tonal quality of his voice after Flick Of The Switch. Bon Scott will always be the man though and Powerage is my all-time favourite AC/DC album.


Sincerely MB280E

Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:29 am

MB280E wrote:The Bon Scott era is the best, no doubt. I think the first three albums with Brian Johnson on vocals are very good. Fly On The Wall is their worst album IMO. Brian Johnson seemed to loose the power and tonal quality of his voice after Flick Of The Switch. Bon Scott will always be the man though and Powerage is my all-time favourite AC/DC album.


Sincerely MB280E


Highway to Hell wins it for me....just. Though i really dig Powerage, Highway just seems a little more finished AC/DC. And indeed, sadly it was to be exactly that.

I get the impression BJ stopped singing and started sort of "screaming" after For Those About To Rock. I bought them all up to Blow Up Your Video, which, now i mention it, is a pretty good album. After that, i can't say i am impressed about anything i have heard.

I was lucky enough to see AC/DC with Bon Scott. A wonderful experience. He was a great front man. And, as with a host of stars, it was a very sad ending. He'll always be remembered.

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:25 am

The last album I bought (LP) was Razors Edge which to me was a great disappointment much because of Johnson´s strange voice. It had changed dramatically and reminded me of the voice of the singer in the German heavy metal band Accept. I bought the newly remastered and repacked albums last year and Flick Of The Switch was the last one. I like that album very much, though I do find it a bit tiresome sometimes because of the mix. The highlights for me on that one are Rising Power, Badlands, This House Is On Fire and the title track. Back In Black for me has 5 really good songs; Hells Bells, Shoot To Thrill, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Back In Black and Rock & Roll Ain´t Noise Pollution. For Those About To Rock is Brian Johnson´s best effort with AC/DC IMO. In later years I find the VH1 concert/rehearsals from the ´90s pretty good, I have the complete material (I think) on dvd-r. I do also have a dvd with a concert from 1981 which is great. It would be great to get an early ´80s concert with Brian on either cd or dvd. And isn´t it about time the classic Bon Scott Paris show from 1980 (Let There Be Rock) is proper released on dvd?

The albums from the Bon Scott era is a totally different story though, I love each and everyone of them. Scott had the voice, the charisma and the words. His humour was fantastic, The Jack is a great example, especially the live versions with the gonorreah intro. Makes me laugh knowing it was a true story behind it. And what about that line in Shot Down In Flames; "She was standing alone over by the jukebox like she´d something to sell. I said baby, what´s the going price? She told me to go to hell!" I bet that actually happened. :lol:

What concert did you attend then Nightrider? Do you own any bootlegs?


Sincerely MB280E

Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:17 pm

Just been on an AC/DC kick. The Bon Scott era rules.

Brian Johnson era only looks more commercially successful when you look at it from the standpoint that Bon had nothing to do with it???

He took them to the top and Brian Johnson merely carried the torch for about 3 albums.

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:28 pm

I saw them in London in 1979. At the Hammersmith Odeon. I can't recall the exact date ( though i know i have the ticket someplace )....it was in November, that i can recall.

Sadly, no. Just all the official material. Something i should look for, but other things seem to swallow up all my cash :oops: A guy connected to this board more often than not :lol:

Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:50 pm

genesim, finally something we can agree on! :wink: :smt023

Nightrider, I have a bootleg titled Angus Cha Cha. This is a recording from the soundboard. The date is November 2nd. 1979...the place Hammersmith Odeon, London. :smt031

Tracklist:

Disc 1: Live Wire - Shot Down In Flames - Hell Ain´t A Bad Place To Be - Sin City - Walk All Over You - Bad Boy Boogie - The Jack

Disc 2: Highway To Hell - Girls Got Rythm - High Voltage - Whole Lotta Rosie - Rocker - If You Want Blood (You´ve Got It) - Let There Be Rock

The soundquality is top notch and the show itself great. According to the ac-dc.net website it´s from the mastertapes.

I have a few other recordings, too.


Sincerely MB280E

Ps! Listening to the official live album from 1978 If You Want Blood - You´ve Got It as I write these words. What a fantastic recording! The only bad thing about being the fact that they cut Dog Eat Dog from the tape. I do have the "mastertape" which include that performance too though. :wink:

Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:42 pm

Thats the date. Seems i will have to look out for that one, and bring back the memories :lol:

I have always been impressed with them Live. Not that i have heard too much....but what i have heard is excellent. Wish Bon could have been around much longer....would have seem him many more times... :?

Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:28 pm

For you Nightrider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQ4TM0-TVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7DBoFz2CPI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bm2wsyz1I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINNYpvZTbI


Sincerely MB280E

Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:21 am

MB280E wrote:For you Nightrider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQ4TM0-TVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7DBoFz2CPI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bm2wsyz1I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINNYpvZTbI


Sincerely MB280E


Ahh..the memories 8) :lol:

Thanks for those....hadn't seen them :D

Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:29 am

Of course all these can be found on "Family Jewels".

9.99 bought at Walmart for a 2 disc AC/DC video set!!!! What a steal! Could probably be found for better on the net.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:04 am

genesim wrote:Of course all these can be found on "Family Jewels".

9.99 bought at Walmart for a 2 disc AC/DC video set!!!! What a steal! Could probably be found for better on the net.


Thanks for the info....one to look out for.

I don't own any AC/DC DVD's...despite often seeing them around. I think its time to change that :roll: Infact the last AC/DC item i bought was the Bonfire Boxset...and that was a few years ago.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:55 pm

You should also try to get hold of the Rock Masters dvd which finds the band in fine form at the Hippodrome in London in 1977. I don´t think that dvd has been released yet in Europe/US but it is available at amazon.com.

Here´s Let There Be Rock from that particular show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0meza4vRY

When will we see a dvd release of the "Let There Be Rock" movie which was filmed in Paris in 1980?? They seem to put out one dvd after another with Brian Johnson material and nothing from the Bon Scott era, why? When that concert (audio released on the Bonfire box set) is finally released on dvd with proper sound and picture quality it will blow every hard rock dvd released before and after it out of the water!!!

Here´s the band during High Voltage taken from the vhs recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW-AsXWNR04

Would be great to get a dvd or a cd from one of their first tours with Brian too. I have som clips from 1981 and 1983 and found this great stuff here from Japan ´81 on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24kAPT_t ... ed&search=


A rarity from Largo, Maryland ´81:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RrMEyts ... ed&search=

Sincerely MB280E