These two songs have you coming, and going. But which one’s better?
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What with the rumors flying earlier this week about the health of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, I was pretty sure I’d be writing an obit/appreciation piece by now.
Composed of material clipped from AC/DC’s first two albums, TNT and High Voltage — which were only distributed in the band’s home base of Australia — this collection, also called “High Voltage” signaled their introduction to a worldwide audience.
So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.
Kiss’ return to Australia in the first concerts of their 40th year together had Gene Simmons reminiscing about a long-ago tour with local legends AC/DC, featuring original frontman Bon Scott before his death in 1980.
Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.
When Jackyl’s self-titled debut came out, I absolutely hated it. I was in the waning days of my “more notes=better music” listening phase.
There are moments when it all comes together on one concert bill, when the opening act works seamlessly to get the crowd ready for the headliner. Then, there are the other times. These times.
Of the two recently released AC/DC DVDs, Live at River Plate is by far the least interesting to me. I’m much more intrigued by the long-awaited DVD/Blu-Ray release of Let There Be Rock, featuring original singer Bon Scott. But this is the one Sony has presented me with, so here we go.