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Great Metal Albums of 1978: AC/DC- If You Want Blood; You Got It

Posted in 1978, Heavy Metal, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by 80smetalman

First, let me say from the last post that everything I heard about AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Bells is true, they were absolutely note perfect. With the young lead guitarist who played Angus Young to a tee, which included the striptease and the mooning to the audience, they totally kicked ass on the past Saturday night and it was almost as good as if AC/DC were there. No one could completely duplicate the great AC/DC.

As a result of a great night of classic, killer metal, I thought it would only be fitting to visit this live 1978 album from the masters. Most of the material on the album was recorded from their concert at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow on April 30 of that year. It covers many of the great AC/DC tracks from the first five studio albums including many of my own personal favourites like “Rock And Roll Damnation,” “Let There Be Rock” and “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be.” However, it is the live version of “Whole Lotta Rosie” that seals the deal for me. This is a killer live album and must be listened to by any true AC/DC fan.

Track Listing:

1. Riff Raff

2. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be

3. Bad Boy Boogie

4. The Jack

5. Problem Child

6. Whole Lotta Rosie

7. Rock And Roll Damnation

8. High Voltage

9. Let There Be Rock

10. Rocker

AC/DC

Bon Scott- lead vocals

Angus Young- lead guitar

Malcolm Young- rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Cliff Williams- bass, backing vocals

Phil Rudd- drums

“If You Want Blood; You Got It” is a classic live album where every track blows you away, enough said. It’s most likely why Hell’s Bells played at least 5 tracks from it, including the four I’ve mentioned. Therefore, I will post a shot of me going to see Hell’s Bells on Saturday night. Now that you’ve all seem my ugly mug, I hope it doesn’t put you off coming back. Ha!

Next post: The Sweet- Level Headed

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