Posted On: Monday - February 15th 2021 8:39PM MST
In Topics:   Music
... but we'll need that Rock & Roll!
I'm pretty sure we have featured this AC/DC song before [FOUND IT!* - Ed] on Peak Stupidity. I listened to this song with my boy this evening, and it sure lifted my spirits. I don't know how it's all going to go down, but if we, real Americans, are to get back to the top in this country, we're going to need this kind of rock & roll behind us.
OK, the "hotel, motel" lyric reminded me of this song, as I wrote that last post. We've featured songs** by artists that have written songs bemoaning or celebrating the life of a rock & roller on the road in the post Rock & Roll Never Forgets. This is one I'd forgotten about that could have been in that post. Though the lyrics make this into one of the "bemoaning" songs, the music sure says otherwise.
If there's going to be a revolution, I want AC/DC to be on the soundtrack with It's a long way to the top.
This song is from 1975 and the band's T.N.T. album - here's another one from that album. Per this Australian News site article from 5 years ago, this video was made February 23rd in 1976, just about 45 years back. Do you see the Australia of 1976?! Look at that civilized white country they've got there, and that freedom - they just up and rented that flat-bed and filmed the video while going down Swanston Street in downtown Melbourne.
You don't hear much bagpipe rock, do you? Bon Scott, this singer and occasional bagpipe player, who started singing with AC/DC in October of 1974, died of some sort of drug thing just about 41 years ago today.
Bon Scott – lead vocals, bagpipes
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Mark Evans – bass guitar
Phil Rudd – drums
Our favorite youtube comment:
Kevin Pippin 6 months ago
My neighbor broke my window with a brick so he can hear this song better.
* Ha! That was from a 2 years back post, so I don't feel so bad for not being sure. I was my same self then, as I pasted in that SAME COMMENT off youtube. (Weirdly, youtube said then that it was a 4 m/o comment by a different guy, Richard Bain. Mr. Pippin worded it slightly differently. Sorry, Mr. Pippin, but Mr. Bain's wording is better.)
** The sentence is convoluted because I mean that we discussed those songs but featured other songs by the same artists simply because they were better.