Great Rock Albums of the 70s: AC/DC- Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
I didn’t hear of this album until 1981 when it was re-released in the U.S. By that time, AC/DC had already climbed to the precipice of rock with killer albums like “Highway to Hell” and “Back in Black.” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” was originally released back in 1976, when practically no one outside of Austrailia knew who they were. This was a shame because back then, AC/DC definitely had the hunger which many acts who haven’t made it to the big time have and this album is living proof of that.
Like Judas Priest, AC/DC were an act that paid their dues throughout the 70s before making it big in 1979 and 80. I was one of the many, who after hearing either “Highway to Hell” or “Back in Black,” explored the early discography of this band. So, when this particular album came out, I immediately went out and bought it and I haven’t regretted it for one minute.
While the album showcases AC/DC’s hard rocking sound that millions around the world have come to love, it also shows a more humourous side to them. Listening to the lyrics of the title track and the double entendre behind “Big Balls,” which must still give the PMRC a stroke, brings a smile to my face each time I have listened to it over the past 30 years. “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” continues to be one of those lost treasures still enjoyed today.
1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
2. Love At First Feel
3. Big Balls
5. Problem Child
6. There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’
7. Ain’t No Fun (Waiting Around to be a Millionaire)
8. Ride On
Bon Scott- vocals
Angus Young- lead guitar
Malcom Young- rhythm guitar
Mark Evans- bass
Phil Rudd- drums
This is a classic album from one of the classic bands of all time. If you haven’t heard this album in a while, take it out and relive some great classic rock by a greatly loved band.
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