365 Days of Album Recommendations – Nov 18

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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I bought this on vinyl when it first came out. Still have my copy.

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For my 13th birthday, my best friend gave me his handwritten guitar tablature for “Problem Child.” That song was my 13-year old bible.

Every night
Street light
I drink my booze
Some run
Some fight
I win they lose
What I need I like
What I don’t I fight
N’ I don’t like you
So say bye bye
While your still alive
Cause your time is due
Cause I’m a problem child

I first saw AC/DC in concert on the “For Those About To Rock” tour. Also on the bill: Quiet Riot and Great White. It was at The Tacoma Dome in Washington state. During the song “For Those About To Rock,” some lunatic in the crowd left off an M-80 and set a hole in the roof on fire.

I met Angus Young briefly once at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco. I was there early for a soundcheck, and he was just at the bar havin’ a coffee. I was amazed by how small he was, and how much his voice sounded exactly like it does on “Dirty Deeds.”

I never met Malcolm Young, and now, I never will. But I have the albums, and the memories.

#RIPMalcolmYoung.

What a great fuckin’ rhythm guitarist. What a great fuckin’ rock ‘n roll band.


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