Friday, January 13, 2012

AC/DC - High Voltage

There are people who say that AC/DC has just been in the business of releasing the same album over and over again. There is some truth in this statement. Most AC/DC songs are about 1) Rocking really hard 2) Loose women, or 3) Causing trouble.

Be that as it may, if AC/DC is just releasing slightly altered versions of High Voltage (their first internationally available LP) I still say bravo, hooray, and good on ya. High Voltage is rock and roll concentrate. It's rock and roll extract. AC/DC struck upon the purest rock and roll musical structure and lyrical content on their very first try. If you strike gold on your first swing, there's no shame in mining the same vein until it runs out (it hasn't).

High Voltage  has some of my very favorite AC/DC tracks: "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)" "Live Wire" and the greatest AC/DC song of them all: "The Jack." This is the album that started it all, and AC/DC has changed precious little since it was released in 1976 (I still say Brian Johnson's voice is almost indistinguishable from Bon Scott's). You simply can't go wrong with this one.

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