AC/DC – Let There Be Rock

AC/DC (1977)

Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Mark Evans, Phil Rudd

On the 21st March 1977 the third AC/DC album „Let There Be Rock“ was released in Australia. The LP was recorded in January and February of the same year at the Albert Studios in Sydney. Many of the eight new songs became AC/DC classics: Beside the title track other tunes like „Bad Boy Boogie“, „Hell ain’t a bad Place to be“ or „Whole lotta Rosie“ are still featured in the live set. For bass player Mark Evans these were the last recordings with AC/DC. Evans was sacked in May 1977 and replaced by Cliff Williams.


Like the AC/DC albums before, also „Let There Be Rock“ was issued in two different formats. The international version, released on 25th July 1977, has a different cover and features the iconic new logo, designed by Gerard Huerta. Also the tracklisting is not the same on CD: Instead of „Crabsody in Blue“ the already well-known track „Problem Child“ from the „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ sessions were chosen. The vinyl releases have the same tracklisting (except in the USA and Japan).


During the recording sessions for „Let There Be Rock“ the song „Carry me Home“ was also recorded. This rare track was chosen for the B-side of the Australian Single „Dog eat Dog“ and later available for all fans all around the world on the „Backtracks“ Box-Set.

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – US Tour

Hey, good people (especially in the USA)!

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

The outstanding Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is touring your country – here are all dates for the upcoming shows!

September
TUE 23 … Low Spirits … Albuquerque, NM
WED 24 … Rhythm Room … Phoenix, AZ
THU 25 … Echo … Los Angeles, CA
FRI 26 … Casbah … San Diego, CA
SAT 27 … Crepe Place … Santa Cruz, CA
Sun 28 … Great American Music Hall … San Francisco, CA
TUE 30 … Dante’s … Portland, OR

 

October
WED 01 … Tractor Tavern … Seattle, WA
THU 02 … The Shakedown … Bellingham, WA
FRI 03 … WISE Hall … Vancouver, BC
SAT 04 … Logan’s Pub … Victoria, BC
TUE 07 … Palomino … Calgary, AB
WED 08 … Stone Fly Lounge … Coram, MT
THU 09 … Filling Station … Bozeman, MT
FRI 10 … Babcock Theater … Billings, MT
SAT 11 … Marquis Theater … Denver, CO
THU 30 … Aggie Theater … Ft. Collins, CO

Enjoy the shows!

Buy recommendations (USA):

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Slim Cessna's Auto Club (1994)   Slim Cesssna's Auto Club - American Country Music Changed Her Life (1997)    Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Always Say Please And Thank You (2000) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Buried Behind The Barn (2000/2001) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Jesus Let Me Down (2004)  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher (2008) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Unentitled  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - An Introduction For Young And Old Europe (2013)

 

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

AC/DC (1976)

Malcolm Young, Mark Evans, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Phil Rudd

In 1976 the third AC/DC album was released. „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap„. And like the last LPs „High Voltage“ and „T.N.T.“ this one was also edited in two versions for Australia and the rest of the world.

The Australian album was released on the 20th September 1976. It features nine songs, two of them were only available on this version for a long time. These tracks are „R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)“ and „Jailbreak“.


The international version of „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ has also nine songs, but a different track listing. „Rocker“ from the „T.N.T.“ album is here included and also the song „Love at first Feel„. Interesting, because this tune was in Australia released one year later as a single with „Problem Child“ on the B-side.

Talking about delays:
It took almost five years that „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ was also finally available in the USA. The LP hit the stores on 27th March 1981 – one year after the tragic death of singer Bon Scott. So it is not a big surprise that many people were completely confused that time after the megaseller „Back in Black“ with the new singer Brian Johnson on vocals entered the charts worldwide.

Remarkable:
As already mentioned before, the cover of the two versions are completely different. The Australian edition features a comic drawing of Bon Scott and Angus Young (as you can see listed below). The international version has a cover from Hipgnoisis, an  English art design group based in London. This company did also remarkable sleeves for bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Genesis, just to name a few.

Lost song:
During the recording sessions for „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ the song „I’m a Rebel“ was recorded. The lyrics were written by the Young brothers Angus, Malcolm and Alex. Unfortunately this track was never released by AC/DC, but two versions appeared over the years: The German Metal band Accept covered this rarity for their album of the same name.


And finally also the version with Alex Young on lead vocals (backing by AC/DC and Bon Scott) can be found on the internet – here it is:


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AC/DC – High Voltage (International Release)

AC/DC (1976)

Mark Evans, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, Malcolm Young

On the 30th May 1976 the AC/DC debut for all fans outside Australia was released – the international version of „High Voltage„.

Seven from the nine songs were taken from the Australian release „T.N.T.“, the tracks „She’s got Balls“ (with Peter Clack on drums) and „Little Lover“ (John Proud on drums) are originally from the Australian debut album „High Voltage„.

Remarkable:
The LP was released in two different covers – the UK version features a drawing of Bon Scott and Angus Young (as you see listed below).


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R.I.P. – Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 – 01.09.2014)

From Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts):
Cyril/Larry Barrett sadly left us today. A singular songwriter, my all-time favorite bartender and a deep, special soul. He was a good friend to me and The Walkabouts. He toured with us in 1994 and 2003 and played on three of our albums starting with Satisfied Mind. One of his greatest songs is called „House of Sky“ and I truly hope that he has found that place.

Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 - 01.09.2014)

Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 – 01.09.2014)

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Larry Barrett - The Big Slowdown Larry Barrett - Beyound the Mississippi Larry Barrett - Flowers

The Walkabouts - Scavenger The Walkabouts - Ssatisfied Mind The Walkabouts - Death Valley Days

Buy recommendations (USA):

Larry Barrett - The Big Slowdown Larry Barrett - Beyound the Mississippi Larry Barrett - Flowers

The Walkabouts - Scavenger The Walkabouts - Ssatisfied Mind The Walkabouts - Death Valley Days