10 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The back album cover on this 1978 release featured a prostrate Angus Young gruesomely felled by his own guitar. It's the one fake element of this completely riotous package, but it speaks to how the band saw themselves at this early point in their career. This album was recorded in Bon Scott's native Scotland and features the band at their prowling, unsavory best–just a short year or so before Highway to Hell would take them to the fast lane of American radio. They are essentially a rabid, hungry cult band at this stage and they are out to prove that no genre–be it punk rock, heavy metal, or hard rock–can pin them down. The straight-off-the-board recordings make it easy to imagine how big, furious cuts like "Riff Raff" and "Let There Be Rock" went over in sweaty, cramped Australian clubs. When the rhythm kicks in during the raunchy "The Jack," you can feel the whole house shake.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The back album cover on this 1978 release featured a prostrate Angus Young gruesomely felled by his own guitar. It's the one fake element of this completely riotous package, but it speaks to how the band saw themselves at this early point in their career. This album was recorded in Bon Scott's native Scotland and features the band at their prowling, unsavory best–just a short year or so before Highway to Hell would take them to the fast lane of American radio. They are essentially a rabid, hungry cult band at this stage and they are out to prove that no genre–be it punk rock, heavy metal, or hard rock–can pin them down. The straight-off-the-board recordings make it easy to imagine how big, furious cuts like "Riff Raff" and "Let There Be Rock" went over in sweaty, cramped Australian clubs. When the rhythm kicks in during the raunchy "The Jack," you can feel the whole house shake.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
135 Ratings
135 Ratings
Folking_Guitar_Player ,

Best AC/DC live album

In my opinion, this album is the best live album AC/DC ever put out. Angus is untouchable and Bon's voice sounds superb!

EVHWylde ,

One of the best live albums ever!

I rank this up there right beside Hendrix's 'Band of Gypsys', The Who's 'Live at Leeds', 'Frampton Comes Alive', Zeppelin's 'The Song Remains the Same', or any other great live album you can think of. One of those few albums where the live versions eclipse the studio versions by a mile. Just because the casual fan may hardly recognise any of theses song titles doesn't mean these aren't great songs. "Riff Raff", "Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be", "Bad Boy Boogie", "Rock And Roll Damnation", "Let There Be Rock", and "Rocker" could go toe to toe with any song , any time, any day. If you like AC/DC, but your only familiar with the stuff they play on the radio, you should give it a chance. I promise you won't regret it.

syntrak ,

Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1979

Wow this takes me back to some serious head banging, proper rock concerts, nothing digital and 'everything louder than everything else…"

This was the most popular track at the Caroline Roadshow, which was an offshoot of Radio Caroline and used to tour the UK.

Real shame that Bon Scott passed away. It was never the same after that.

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