By Murray Engleheart, Arnaud Durieux
After greater than 3 a long time and one hundred fifty million albums, AC/DC has confirmed itself as even more than simply an exceptional rock band. For hundreds of thousands of lovers spanning numerous generations the world over, they're an ear-bleedingly loud, sweat-soaked faith.
Now, in a booklet of brilliant breadth and scope, comes the whole tale of AC/DC. every thing you ever desired to recognize and lots extra you by no means dreamt of is all right here, the final word balls-out event, laced with intercourse, drunken escapades, and brawls—topped off with infrequent intimate images to create the last word portrait of the final word rock band.
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Unlike George and Malcolm, Angus had no interest in football or other sports. Music and guitars were his great passions along with drawing and painting in art classes, a subject well suited to his small hands, which gave him freedom in between his regular bouts of truancy. ’ Besides, where else could he make a six-foot-long fly out of papier-mâché as he did for one memorable school project? Angus: ‘I remember going to the library which was kind of strange. I used to like going in there too because you could hang out there because the librarian, the teacher, was one of these guys who was meticulous about the reference [the book request form].
Malcolm: ‘I came in one day and I said [to Angus], “How’s things, anyway? ” “Ah, it’s not really happening. ” So I said, “Well come down and have a jam and check this guy out for us. I’ve found this singer, I’m not sure of him. ”’ Malcolm raised the idea with the band and some members had reservations as to whether Angus could cut it next to the blindingly obvious skills and versatility of Malcolm. Colin Burgess: ‘Malcolm was playing lead and rhythm guitar at the same time. I thought it was incredible then — the band sounded fantastic.
I was gonna be like an American cop — sounds a bit like the Village People, but they didn’t exist then! Malcolm was gonna be like a pilot or something and have blue hair or something. And I remember Angus, at first, was pissed off because he didn’t want to be like a cabaret performer! ’ All the while George and Harry had been working on another recording, having struck up a warm working relationship with Ted Albert and Albert Productions late in 1973. That project was the debut album for former Easybeat Stevie Wright, who had been involved in the Australian cast of Jesus Christ Superstar.