“AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm’s illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply “rock and roll“.
The paragraph above is what Wiki says about ACDC however to me they would have to be the best rock and roll band of all time. Now I don’t say that lightly as there are many contenders however as a musician these guys really knew about how to write great roll and roll riffs that captured the audience.
Me personally I don’t listen to them much. My taste is more towards jazz/rock however having played in bands for 30 years or so people love this stuff. Like the Stones and Dire Straits they just had that something that separated them from the rest.
“Pioneers of heavy metal…” don’t think so but really fantastic rock music played by a really tight band with a great lead guitarist and as a guitar player one of my many idols. If I was looking for heavy metal pioneers I would look to the big four as they were known at the time, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin but this is taste and there is no accounting for it.
Track 1 on side 1(showing my age here) is this,
Now as a former player, when you get hot and sweaty the ability to play becomes harder, trust me, I’m a nurse.
The title track is here,
Back in Black
My favourite is here,
You Shook me all Night Long
The full album is here
For me, I like this stuff down the pub after a night out, a few drinks and a dance. Enjoy patrons, I will.