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AC/DC – Powerage [Australia]


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Original Australian release. Powerage was a first in the sense that it debuted bassist Cliff Williams, but it really is more of a final curtain to the band's early years. It would be the last produced by Vanda & Young, the legendary Australian production team who also helmed hits by the Easybeats, and it was the last before AC/DC became superstars. As such, it's perhaps the most overlooked of their '70s records, also because, frankly, it is the most uneven of them. Not that it's a bad record — far from it, actually. There are a few genuine classics here, most notably "Down Payment Blues" and "Up to My Neck in You," and there's a real appeal in how Bon Scott's gutter poems of excess are reaching a mythic level; there's a real sense that he truly does believe that rock & roll leads straight to hell on "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation." But overall, the record is just a bit too wobbly, one where the parts don't add up to a record as hard and addictive as before — but there's still plenty worth hearing here. Track listing: 1. Gimme A Bullet 2. Down Payment Blues 3. Gone Shootin' 4. Riff Raff 5. Sin City 6. Up To My Neck In You 7. What's Next To The Moon 8. Kicked In The Teeth

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