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I remember AC/DC when they played at a small club in Sydney called Chequers.

They were the house band every Saturday night for months in 1974 - 75 before they were "discovered".

My good mate Mark and I would travel the 20 miles every week to check them out.

AC/DC went on to play the other "big venues" like The Bondi Lifesaver, The Stagedoor & Selinas etc.

One night the Lifesaver there was a band called Rose Tattoo playing featuring Pete Wells on slide guitar.

Pete was formerly the bass player for another good band called Buffalo.

Sadly, Pete passed away last year after battling prostate cancer.

Anyway midway through the set Angus & Bon joined in they all played some of the best "old" rock and roll since Zep.

That was in 1976 and I haven't seen them live again even to this day, they have played a couple of times since but there always seemed to be something else to do.

May be next time.

To me they were an ok band, but hardly legendary and better suited to small venues.

Mainly because they never mixed it up and played other styles.

IMHO they never really reached their potential.

I've watched the DVD's and witnessed all the stage effects but nothing new that hasn't been done before.

As someone pointed out earlier, Bon went the same way as Bonzo did.

Death by misadventure.

I think the 90s' hit them in the face pretty hard and so did bon scott dying

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I saw ac/dc in omaha,nebraska during there heatseeker tour with white lion as there opening act. I believe i was 13 or 14 at the time, great time great show.

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i had a private concert with ac/dc......well kinda. they played my home town in 1975. they were just starting out. baby please dont go was the single, i think the high voltage album was just released. anyway, only myself, my boyfriend and a handfull of others turned up at the gig. they still did a full set, and it rocked. we were allowed backstage and chatted with all the guys. i even got to try on angus's hat! they were cool, and i felt bad for them that they didnt pull a crowd. all the other nerds were into abba etc......

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I've always liked Back In Black, Let There Be Rock and their cover of Ballroom Blitz

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I've always liked their cover of Ballroom Blitz

I'd love to hear that!

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i had a private concert with ac/dc......well kinda. they played my home town in 1975. they were just starting out. baby please dont go was the single, i think the high voltage album was just released. anyway, only myself, my boyfriend and a handfull of others turned up at the gig. they still did a full set, and it rocked. we were allowed backstage and chatted with all the guys. i even got to try on angus's hat! they were cool, and i felt bad for them that they didnt pull a crowd. all the other nerds were into abba etc......

If you'rer talking about Gosford, I had some mates who went to that too! :)

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ACDC realy is one of the greatest bands of all times. . . . . I love them. . . . and especialy Angus Young. . . man i love himmm. . . . His bluesy_Classical guita solos are brain busting. . . . . My favourite ACDC songs are Bcack in Black, Who Made Who, Thunderstruck and many others. . . . They realy Rock. . . . . Cant say that Brian Johnson is better then Bon Scott, but for me his voice sounds more bluesy then Scotts. . . . . . But Bon realy Rocks. . . . He started the whole new adge of rock Voice and inspired many in rock music. . . . . I love Him tooo. . . . . . AcDc Rocks and alwasy will. . . . . .

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There really isn't any substitute for Bon, but the band had to find someone and up came Brian's name :)

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If you'rer talking about Gosford, I had some mates who went to that too! :)

no, a much smaller town in central west of nsw.

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The Bon Scott era is where it's at.

Albums are way too inconsistent with Johnson, other than Back In Black, which was written with Bon in my as the singer, and I don't think it's a coincidence.

Highway to Hell is their best, followed closely by Dirty Deeds, then BiB.

I don't think they have covered Ballroom Blitz. In this day and age, it was probably a mislabel on limewire, or somethin.

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no, a much smaller town in central west of nsw.

Tha lads toured Australia high and low.....whereabouts was that gig??! :)

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Tha lads toured Australia high and low.....whereabouts was that gig??! :)

cowra. its out past bathurst. i was born there. i was in my first year of high school in 75!

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i had a private concert with ac/dc......well kinda. they played my home town in 1975. they were just starting out. baby please dont go was the single, i think the high voltage album was just released. anyway, only myself, my boyfriend and a handfull of others turned up at the gig. they still did a full set, and it rocked. we were allowed backstage and chatted with all the guys. i even got to try on angus's hat! they were cool, and i felt bad for them that they didnt pull a crowd. all the other nerds were into abba etc......

That's fantastic! What an exciting experience that must have been. And all these years I've been feeling a bit smug about seeing them in '79 - you have me beat by 4 years! :D

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One of the most electrofying shows I've ever experience in my life!

Saw them in a Uni arena seating about 5,000 they opened the show with this song

and Instead of appearing on stage, Angus came out from the back of the arena riding on the shoulders of this huge guy that looked like he was from the WWF working their way through the crowd to the stage. What a way to open a show. F%&#ing kicked our arses all night long!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X80Qjh9Yivs&feature=related

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That's fantastic! What an exciting experience that must have been. And all these years I've been feeling a bit smug about seeing them in '79 - you have me beat by 4 years! :D

haha! but id willingly, gladly exchange my ac/dc for your led zeppelin! :D

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I was hanging out at my brothers house awhile back and my other brother said that my little 2yr old nephew looked liked angus young, the way he was dressed with shorts etc. Anyway, i sing -tnt, i'm dynomite...in a goofy voice and it makes him smile and laugh.

I think ac/dc was a great rock band, would love to see them put an album together of past collective strength, influence. Its interesting when these bands that have been around for so long, can actually be influenced by themselves.

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cowra. its out past bathurst. i was born there. i was in my first year of high school in 75!

Ah yes.....Bathurst...I used to watch Brock and Moffat race in the town :):)

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I was hanging out at my brothers house awhile back and my other brother said that my little 2yr old nephew looked liked angus young, the way he was dressed with shorts etc. Anyway, i sing -tnt, i'm dynomite...in a goofy voice and it makes him smile and laugh.

I think ac/dc was a great rock band, would love to see them put an album together of past collective strength, influence. Its interesting when these bands that have been around for so long, can actually be influenced by themselves.

It's the typical aussie school uniform! :)

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It's the typical aussie school uniform! :)

oh yeah, i know. Ofcourse he didnt have the hat on, but it was sort of similar and just being that he is such a little kid.

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Ah yes.....Bathurst...I used to watch Brock and Moffat race in the town :):)

hey dragster where are you from?

the boyfriend that i attended the concert with is a muso, he played in an ac/dc tribute band the following year. they were called STATIC, and were based in orange. he wore tha school uniform and hat. but he had an S on the front ( for his name ). i thought it was soooo cool!

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I was wondering if any of you are AC/DC fans as well? Zepp and AC/DC are my favorite bands at this very moment and I could listen to their songs for days.

Which are your fav. AC/DC songs? Did you see any of their concerts? What do you think about AC/DC's guitarist, Angus Young? Do you think Bon Scott was better than Brian Johnson?

Discuss anything related to AC/DC!

I saw AC/DC in 79 at the Zeppelinfeld in Nuerenburg, Germany. My favorite song is Ride On. And I think Bon Scott was twice as good as Brian Johnson.

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NO BULL - DIRECTOR'S CUT

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AC/DC's 1996 video "No Bull" will be re-released as director's cut in September 2008 on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Special Features:

- Region 0

- Cover You In Oil - from Goteborg, Sweden

- Down Payment Blues - from Daytona Florida

- "Angus-Cam" Versions Of: Shoot To Thrill / Hail Caesar / Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution / You Shook Me All Night Long

Source

Original Promo Poster:

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