Y is for the Young brothers of AC/DC

Malcolm Young had a stroke earlier in 2014, and the status of AC/DC is very much in doubt.

acdchighwaytohellGot all the way to Y before I found a family band for which I actually own none of their albums: the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. I have a dearth of 1970s/1980s hard rock. Still it would be difficult for me to be totally oblivious to them, if only because of the schtick of Angus’ schoolboy pants.

LISTEN to:
You Shook Me All Night Long.
Back in Black, which is one of the most recognized hooks in rock music.

If you’re up for it, HERE are FOUR HOURS of AC/DC.

AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

But what I DO own is a hillbilly cover album of AC/DC songs. There are a lot of tribute albums of the band.

LISTEN to Jailbreak – Full Blown Cherry (Rockabilly Cover)
You Shook Me All Night Long – Hayseed Dixie
Thunderstruck – 2CELLOS

Unfortunately, Malcolm Young had a stroke earlier in 2014, and the status of the band is very much in doubt.

 


ABC Wednesday – Round 14

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

17 thoughts on “Y is for the Young brothers of AC/DC”

  1. Sorry, I don’t think I could take 4 solid hours of AC/DC…(:0)

    Thanks for sharing so much information on all of the different bands .
    It’s pretty much things I never knew or heard..like I’ve said: I guess I have lived under a “musical” rock most of my life.

  2. Highway to Hell was great, but not sure I’m up to four hours of AC/DC šŸ˜€

    As always, it’s a pleasure strolling and ramblin’ with you!

  3. I like some hard rock and have even heard of this band! But I normally prefer “gentler” music. lol

    Leslie
    abcw team

  4. I know my children have listened to them but not my style either. You have done a splendid job of introducing new bands to me.
    Ann

  5. Amazing that it took all the way to family Y before you didn’t own any of the albums.

  6. Something about Angus Young’s voice always made me cringe and change the radio station if I heard AC/DC playing – I’m a Led Zeppelin girl šŸ™‚

  7. I love AC/DC, but only up to a point, which is right after Back in Black. I have all of the Bon Scott era albums, plus Back in Black and the Maximum Overdrive soundtrack, which is a nice de facto greatest hits collection. Great band, but it gets repetitive after a while.

    I love Hayseed Dixie, too. That’s totally my kind of weird.

    I remember when I was a kid, some DJs thought it was hilarious to incessantly introduce AC/DC and then play the parody song “Dirty Deeds (Done with Sheep).”

  8. Never been one of my favorite bands. In fact, the only song I really like at all is You Shook Me All Night Long.

  9. You know me. Unless they were the Beatles or Queen, I have little to do with that part of the century! Motown and jazz still rule…

    Dug up a poorly mastered collection of Nat Cole yesterday. I could immediately pick out the early, looser sessions from the “manufactured so that white people would buy them” songs. Really, I love them all, and I love everything he did, but when it comes down to cases, Nat behind the piano swingin’ Paper Moon and Straighten Up and Fly Right? The living end…!

    Still, nice to pay tribute to a less beloved band! Thanks, Roger. Amy
    PS I almost wrote a paean to Yuengling, but after drinking a Madison microbrew today, I couldn’t face it, ha ha ha.

  10. Are you people are geriatric or just yucking it up for this blog? AC/DC never was really that hard, they’re a group of guys who fought tooth and nail to get where they were going. That alone deserves some sort or respect I would think.
    If I could make a suggestion, I’d say, “Take your Metamucil, get on your fresh depends, make sure your cardiac meds are within reach, and go ahead and click this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW44a3ujZw8&list=ALBTKoXRg38BCp2w0At478hRK83XlNrQrL&index=4 it may be a little over the top for this rowdy group but I have faith that you’ll be able to handle it for at least a few minutes before palpitations or even worse something possibly stirring in your loins and driving you to debauchery and sinful thoughts of arousal brought on by something like “You Shook Me All Night Long”.
    I truly hope I’m in a comedy chat room because for someone to say, “Never been one of my favorite bands. In fact, the only song I really like at all is You Shook Me All Night Long” is almost comparable to saying, “I love fellatio but I refuse to do it because it’s just plain icky.”.
    Please obtain consent from your cardiologist before clicking the link I posted. That Pat Boone has been known to be quite the heart throb and I’d hate to have anyone stay up past 2000 hrs because of an uncontrollable arousal to the toe tapping beats coming from their hifi set up.
    For those who want to live on the edge and plan on possible staying up until 10pm, then by-golly, I’m proud of you and because you’re living so dangerously, here’s a rendition by Shania Twain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOX-UQNgtk Please, and I am begging you PLEASE, don’t just click that link. Work your way up to it with some Osmond songs and when you can successfully listen to Donny and Marie belt out, “I’m a Little Bit Country, I’m a Little Bit Rock and Roll”, then by golly it’s my most humble opinion that you may truly be living life dangerously and you may actually be that wacky, crazy, 40 something proud grandparent who can show their grand kids that Grandma or Grandpa can live it up and you’ll just show them by staying up until after the evening news and that if pushed you may even break out the big guns and listen to Pat Boone singing those wacky Rock AND Roll songs and that you were so far out there you may even push the limits and not only listen to the rock and roll music but by Jimminy’s you may even push the envelope and not only enjoy yourself but take a defiant stand and refuse to apply cold cream to your face before bed even though everyone around you knows that by refusing the cold cream you’ll most certainly be assuring yourself wrinkles by golly you’re living on the edge and if someone has ANYTHING they want to say about it then good googly woogly they can talk to the hand because the face is obviously ignoring them.
    I remain.

  11. Don – I thought long sand hard before approving your comment, because you are an ageist jerk. But I decided to leave your comment as is, because put your words say more than I need to. Hope you are as “with it at 80” as you think you’ll be.

  12. Roger, you’re only as old as you act/feel. I’ve got a seven year old daughter, still build cars and motorcycles, have a great love life, and haven’t had to “mellow” because of a number.
    I’m responsible, work hard, and ironically, you calling me an ageist jerk makes you just that doesn’t it? I mean ageism is the act of discriminating or prejudice isn’t it? Ironically, you’re utilizing some very inequitable terms to describe me without a hint of knowledge of who I am.
    Even more entertaining is that when the term ageism was coined it was used to describe those who discriminated against the elderly. I did ten years of trauma nursing, prn in nursing homes, psych nursing, and I would hazard a guess that I provided more loving care in a year than most people do in a lifetime to the sick and the elderly.
    I’ve no clue how “with it” I’ll be at 80 but rest assured, I’ll still keep an open mind.
    Thank you for the cogitation and eventual ratification of my previous post and thank you for reading this latest and ultimately educating yourself on the terms you so clumsily used and for realizing that their use is quite droll in itself wouldn’t you say?

  13. My objection was to you mocking the visitors of my site for not being as cool as you are.

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