When George Young heard what his younger siblings were up to, he was quite impressed, telling VH1 's Behind the Music in , "All of a sudden the kid brothers were still the kid brothers There was no sort of, 'Do they have it or don't they have it? Rob Bailey and Peter Clack were the band's bassist and drummer, respectively, at the time.
I suppose it was fun at the time, but there was no thought put into it. While the songs on High Voltage showcase a glam rock influence that the band would soon discard in favour of a more ear-splitting hard rock sound, the foundation for the band's songwriting structures are clearly evident.
When Malcolm put the band together, it was obvious what was missing at the time: another great rock band. So it was basically a reaction to that, because the music at that point had just turned into that soft, melodic kind of period, and that seemed to be all over the world. The band's appearance included the now-legendary live performance of "Baby, Please Don't Go" featuring Scott dressed as a blonde schoolgirl. This earlier version of the song had different lyrics, and the finished lyrics as heard on the album were added by Scott.
In , Bon Scott biographer Clinton Walker speculated that the uncharacteristically maudlin lyric to "Love Song" was likely a leftover from Scott's previous band Fraternity. High Voltage was originally released on Albert Productions only in Australia, and has never been reissued by another label in this format.
Still: some people like it. Buy it from Amazon. You earned it, and they took pride in a job well done. Nobody ever bought Powerage and felt cheated. You might feel a little slighted banging through go-nowhere boogie-dirges like Ruff Stuff, Go Zone or Nick of Time , however. Buy it on Amazon. This they got, as Flick Of The Switch definitely seems thrown together.
It may have been a cynical move, but at least it brought the title track to international attention. The other tracks all originally appeared on the Aussie release of debut album High Voltage. 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. Brian Johnson — forced to scrape at the upper limits of his range for years — was allowed to come down a notch and a result he sung with the conviction of an old school soul man.
Best of all, both Decibel and the title track stirred up a tasty blues-boogie gumbo that recalled nothing so much as s vintage ZZ Top — Angus blowing hot, blue and righteous like Billy Gibbons. Each was underpinned by the eternally stomping teaming of Williams and Phil Rudd. It proved to be their most successful record since then too. Released on October 20 , it rocketed to No. Nothing can last forever. Malcolm Young, who founded the band with brother and fellow guitarist Angus in , was diagnosed with dementia and had retired from the band.
Loads and d proud with a kick like a big red roo! GodShifter , Apr 6, Location: Melbourne, Australia. Location: Huntington Beach, California. I've always seen the ones my uncle has, but never tracked them down. Next record show, I'm on a mission. KazJY , Apr 6, Location: England. High Voltage is a fantastic album. I'm most familiar with the European track list by far, but I do have an Aussie Albert original track list version too.
I didn't have the LP then. Malcolm sounds amazing on it. Ignominious , mark winstanley and blutiga like this. Rubberpigg and erikdavid like this. Location: AR. Aussie in the U. James , Linus and blutiga like this.
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British Phonographic Industry. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Book Category. Angus stated in an interview in early May that the band was beginning to plan another world tour, saying, "Now we're thinking, 'How can we ever better the 'Black Ice' world tour? Namespaces Article Album). High Voltage International version T. It was recorded live in one room. ABC Radio. Atlantic had a point.
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