365 Days of Album Recommendations – Nov 18

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap


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


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.


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

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