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What Is The Best AC/DC Album of All Time with Bon Scott?

High Voltage (International) (1976)
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
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Let There Be Rock (1977)
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Powerage (1978)
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Highway to Hell (1979)
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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 02:02:47 pm »
What Is The Best AC/DC Album of All Time with Bon Scott?

Circa 1980


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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 02:10:42 pm »
AC/DC (High Voltage) 1976 International




AC/DC (High Voltage) 1975 Australia Cover



AC/DC (T.N.T.) 1975 Australia Cover




High Voltage (1975) and T.N.T. (1975) were the first 2 albums released by AC/DC in Australia. Their 3rd release (1st International) was AC/DC High Voltage (1976), which was nothing more than a compilation of songs from their 2 Australian releases. Angus Young on Lead Guitars, Malcolm Young on Rhythm Guitar, Bon Scott on Lead Vocals, Mark Evans on Bass and Phil Rudd on Drums. Also contributing is Tony Currenti on Drums and George Young on Bass. Yes, he is brother to Angus and Malcolm.

As for High Voltage (1976), I love this one. But I'll be the first to admit that I don't listen to it as much as I use to. But listening to it now, it sounds fantastic and is a great rock record. It's not perfect by any means. But it has some great songs that require multiple spins. What's remarkable about listening to this one now for the first time in a loooooooooong time, is how little the band has change over the years. And I love it for that very reason. I like that they have never tried to "stay with the times" and jump on the latest music flavor of the week to be "relevant" to the masses. So, if you have listened to any newer AC/DC albums, then technically you have heard High Voltage. Can I Sit Next To You Girl is just about the coolest little boogie song you will ever hear. Why this isn't in Rock Band is shameful.

Fave Songs: It's A Long Way To The Top, Rock N' Roll Singer, Live Wire, T.N.T., Can I Sit Next To You Girl, Little Lover and High Voltage. MVP goes to...Can I Sit Next To You Girl

I've never cared for the International Album cover. It is what it is.
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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 02:18:21 pm »
AC/DC (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap) 1976 - International




Australian Cover



Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap opens up with one of the best tracks ever for any album. The title track still kicks mucho ass. I play this album a lot and it's directly tied into wanting to hear this song over and over again. But the entire album is so good from top to bottom. I still to this day crack up every time I hear Big Balls. How that song made it onto vinyl given the time it came out was pretty ballsy (pun intended) on the part of the record company.

As much as I love Dirt Cheap, I think the last half of the album is by far the best with There's Gonna Be Some Rockin', Ain't No Fun (waiting Round To Be A Millionaire) , Ride On and Squealer being my fave songs here. Ride On is about as close to a "ballad" as you will ever get. The single Jailbreak was released on their Australian version of the album and not the International release. But it still deserves to have it's video included here.

Fave Songs: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Love At First Feel, There's Gonna Be Some Rockin', Ain't No Fun (waiting Round To Be A Millionaire) and Ride On. Very difficult in picking an MVP. So I'll say that all those listed in my Fave Songs get that honor.

Love the Album Cover.

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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 02:27:18 pm »
AC/DC (Let There Be Rock) 1977 - Australian




International Cover



Let There Be Rock to me is where Bon Scott really found himself as a force to be reckoned with as a singer. Sure, many fans will point to Dirty Deeds. But to me I just think that as a whole, this album is much stronger, with tighter songs and singing. As great as Dirty Deeds is, this one gets the edge IMO.

There are so many great tracks here. Go Down is a great way to open the album. Dog Eat Dog and of course the title track Let There Be Rock is about as primal as you can get here. And the outro solo at the end of Let There Be Rock is still the best solo on the album. It's so infectious that it makes me want to take a break right now and pop in Rock Band 2 just so I can play to it. Good stuff. I highly recommend this album to anyone that hasn't already done so.  This is my Halloween party right now.

The tracklist differs from the Australian version and that of the International version. The Australian album contains Crabsody In Blue, but on the International release, the song was replaced with Problem Child.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. But I gotta go with Overdose and Whole Lotta Rosie as the albums Co-MVP.

I prefer the International album cover which is what I got as a kid and I consider it to be a classic. But the best AC/DC cover is yet to come.

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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 05:31:33 pm »
AC/DC (Powerage) 1978





Powerage is touted by many AC/DC fans as being the best in the Bon Scott years. It's a great album, but personally I wouldn't go that far and say it's the best of that Era. Underrated...yes. Best...no. Having said that, this is one I very rarely play anymore. There's really not a whole lot to talk about here other than that the 3 best tracks are down below.

Fave Songs: Rock N' Roll Damnation, Riff Raff and Sin City.

Album cover ftw! This one scared the **** out of me as a kid. Angus getting electrocuted is enough to scar any kid that doesn't know any better. The back cover is the UK version of the vinyl. Take notice that the track list is completely different with a song being omitted all together. Rock N' Roll Damnation was never included on the UK release and in it's place is Cold Hearted Man, which itself got replaced by the foremention song on the US release of Powerage.

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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 05:45:14 pm »
AC/DC (Highway To Hell) 1979




Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Highway To Hell
at #199

Highway To Hell is definitely the definitive AC/DC album in the Bon Scott era. Everything was spot on from Angus' guitar playing to Bon's vocals and the songwriting and production was top notch as well. Robert John "Mutt" Lange production hands were all over this. And there's one song in particular that always reminds me of Def Leppard (or the other way around since AC/DC came before.....). I'm talking about Touch Too Much. Listen to this one and you will "get" how important production is and also, how influential a song can be on other singers, i.e. Joe Elliot. I have to disagree with Rolling Stones ranking of Highway To Hell at #199. This is definitely Top 20 IMO.

It's a shame that this album is "tainted" with the whole Richard Ramirez controversy with the song Night Prowler. For those that have never heard about it, back in 1985, a Serial Killer was on the loose terrorizing LA and once captured, the song was linked to him as his favorite AC/DC song as well as being the impetus for his mass killing spree. The song, even though it sounds sinister had nothing to do with anything dark and ominous.

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On VH1's Behind the Music on AC/DC, the band claimed that while the song had taken on a murderous connotation by Ramírez, it is actually about a boy sneaking into his girlfriend's bedroom at night

On a lighter note, the ending of Night Prowler always makes me laugh with Bon's final recorded lyrics for the song and his tenure with AC/DC. He was a fan of Mork and Mindy and ended the song with Mork's catchphrase 'Shazbot, Nanu Nanu!'.

Highly recommend this one to anyone. If anyone ask me what to start an AC/DC collection with, I gladly point to this one first.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. Damn it's really hard to choose an MVP here. But at the end of the day I gotta go with Highway To Hell, Touch Too Much, Walk All Over You and Night Prowler as Co-MVP.

Album cover ftw!!! This is hands down the best cover for the band and I put this as #5 on my all time favorite covers. As a kid, there was a part of me that really thought that Angus had horns.  ;D

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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 05:51:22 pm »
AC/DC (If You Want Blood You've Got It) 1978




Classic Rock magazine 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever
If You Want Blood You've Got It
at #2


If You Want Blood You've Got It is a live album with Bon Scott on lead vocals. The album itself was shot on film, which the audio is taken directly from. But to this day, the footage has never been released with the exception of Riff Raff and Fling Thing / Rocker making it's way onto AC/DC Family Jewels DVD set.

I can't believe how old this Live album is. Sheesh. Has it really been that long? 1978! This was back in the day when EVERYONE was releasing Live albums, from KISS Alive! to Frampton Comes Alive! to this. It's been so long since I have even listened to this one and I had forgotten how great this album was/is.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. MVP goes to...The Jack.

Album cover ftw! I remember seeing this on the shelf for the first time and thinking..."Damn, Bon killed Angus! But at least he went out doing what he loved".  ;D

If You Want Blood You've Got It Music Videos

AC/DC- Fling Thing / Rocker (Live)


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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 05:53:42 pm »
AC/DC (Family Jewels) 2005





Family Jewels is a 2 Disc DVD set containing pretty much every single music video and TV appearance of importance in their career. The 3rd Disc containing a few TV appearance as well as the newer music videos picks up where the original set leaves off. The 3rd Disc can be found within the Backtracks box set, which I don't have. Disc 1 is the Bon Scott years and Disc 2 is the Brian Johnson years.

Overall, this is a fantastic set. This is the first time I have watched it since the day I picked it up 5 years ago. And I have a much better appreciation for this DVD set now, coming on the heels of my AC/DC Marathon. Sounds and looks great. Highly recommend this one.

Included with the DVD set is a 23 page booklet with a biography about the band, TV appearances and music videos.
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Re: AC/DC - Discography (Bon Scott Years)
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 05:06:53 pm »
To be continued here...



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