By Murray Engleheart, Arnaud Durieux

After greater than 3 a long time and a hundred and fifty million albums, AC/DC has confirmed itself as even more than simply an exceptional rock band. For hundreds of thousands of fanatics spanning a number of generations internationally, they're an ear-bleedingly loud, sweat-soaked faith.

Now, in a booklet of excellent breadth and scope, comes the whole tale of AC/DC. every little thing you ever desired to comprehend and many extra you by no means dreamt of is all the following, the last word balls-out event, laced with intercourse, drunken escapades, and brawls—topped off with infrequent intimate photographs to create the last word portrait of the final word rock band.

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When I saw Led Zeppelin maybe I was disappointed because I expected more of the same. 48 ‘I think the singer grated on me a little. He’d sing like he was picking his nose and he was more concentrated on swivelling his hips than singing. I’m not knocking Zeppelin. I just expected more because the Yardbirds had a great singer in Keith Relf. He didn’t dazzle you with his hips. ’ That was exactly what Malcolm had in mind. Malcolm: ‘I came in one day and I said [to Angus], “How’s things, anyway? ” “Ah, it’s not really happening.

Rehearsals were on Sundays, or more regularly as the need arose, in a scout hall next to busy Concord Road in Rhodes adjacent to a major bridge, the same place Malcolm rehearsed in. When they really wanted to tighten up they would shift into the hall’s small kitchen where the sound wouldn’t be lost. If the scout hall was unavailable there was always the community hall at Hornsby Heights or, at a pinch, Angus’ immaculately tidy bedroom where the bed was always made and all his records neatly filed away in order.

Malcolm was the tiny guitar virtuoso and impressively and quite effortlessly tore his way through songs by Bloodwyn Pig, Savoy Brown, Black Sabbath, The Animals, Eric Clapton in his 22 Bluesbreakers period, as well as virtually all of Cream’s first album and Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix. It was all blues based and slightly left field, nothing from the radio playlists of the day. As radio friendly as they got was The Beatles’ Come Together. ’ Songs were often sketched out in Malcolm’s bedroom and then given some volume at a scout hall at Rhodes in Sydney’s inner-north, which they’d break into and occasionally sleep in.

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