Posts Tagged ‘Angus Young’

ARS84
Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young. If you dig AC/DC and are a fan of Australian rock, ‘High Voltage’ is an essential book to add to your rock n roll library. Jeff joins us on episode 84 of The Australian Rock Show to talk about the book, the recent passing of Malcolm and George Young, AC/DC and a whole lot more. Tune in and play loud.  Listen here
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Who: AC/DC
When: Donington Park, UK – August 17, 1991
 
Always great to see Angus and Malcolm live – and this gig is memorable. In the early hours of a cool August morning in 1991, the Rockbrat began making his way from the capital to Leicestershire. Donington Park to be more accurate, as that was the day of the Monsters of Rock Festival – headlined by Australia’s favourite sons. If you’ve never been to this venue, image a large open grass area with a massive stage and amps ! The line-up that day was Black Crowes, Queensryche, Motley Crud, Metallica and AC/DC – headlining for their 3rd time.  It was tedious at times (ie sitting through the whining Vince Neil) but eventually  dusk hit and Angus was up on stage riffing away to ‘Thunderstruck’. Released as a video/DVD/Blue Ray the set-list is well-known, but boy, being there to see this set was truly great and the band cooked. I do recall that by the time the final cannon had been blasted in ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)’ that the temperature had dropped somewhat and several fires were lit for warmth. I made my way to the bus for the return trip to London. From the bus window I could see posters advertising the debut Screaming Jets album…..Newcastle’s finest who trod the same path as today’s headliners.  ‘Interesting’ I thought.  It was a long day and although tired with ringing Rockbrat-ears, I allowed myself a smile – because it ain’t every day you get to experience rock n roll magic with 100’000 strangers – in the shape of AC/DC.

AC/DC SUPER RARE LP COVER ” 12 OF THE BEST ” – ALBERT APLP 029
Winning Bid AU $5611 Date: March 2009
If you are an AC/DC collector, this really would be the crown of your collection.This ‘Best Of’ LP was planned for release in 197 and ultimately shelved.Some LP and Cassette covers were subsequently printed with a few reaching the public domain.Super rare is accurate – and explains why this auction ended at a whopping five and a half grand !! Just for the album jacket !!! So keep your eyes peeled next time you are in a recycle or 2nd hand store in Sydney or Melbourne !!! You never know what you might unearth.

AC/DC SUPER RARE LP COVER ” 12 OF THE BEST ” – ALBERT APLP 029
SUPER RARE ORIGINAL 1978 LP RECORD COVER TO UNRELEASED AC/DC ALBUM” 12 OF THE BEST “IN FANTASTIC NEAR MINT CONDITION
EMI / ALBERTS APLP 029
AUCTION IS FOR LP COVER ONLYTHERE IS NO VINYLAUCTION IS FOR LP COVER ONLY

” The ultimate rarity in any AC/DC collection. This album was in preparation by Alberts in 1978 but was never released. No record or test-pressing was actually ever manufactured, but a very small quantity of sleeves were printed. Certainly one of the rarest AC/DC item ever, due to the small print run and the fact that all copies remained in the Albert/EMI vaults, Only a handful of collectors are known to posses this gem “