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Powerage [Original recording remastered]

AC/DC Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
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1. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation
2. Down Payment Blues
3. Gimme A Bullet
4. Riff Raff
5. Sin City
6. What's Next To The Moon
7. Gone Shootin'
8. Up To My Neck In You
9. Kicked In The Teeth

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite AC/DC Album. May 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
Albums like LET THERE BE ROCK, HIGHWAY TO HELL, and BACK IN BLACK have long overshadowed POWERAGE in terms of overall sales and popularity. However, song-for-song, POWERAGE is the strongest collection, in my opinion.
WHY?
Well, to begin with, LET THERE BE ROCK, may contain more well known classics, such as "Problem Child", "Rosie", and the title track. But, it also contains more forgettable material like "Go Down" and "Badboy Boogie". On the other hand, there simply isn't a weak cut on POWERAGE. Plus, the production is better.
HIGHWAY TO HELL and BACK IN BLACK are classics, no doubt about it. However, I feel that Mutt Lange seriously robbed the band of its power with his slick production techniques. Compare HIGHWAY TO HELL to POWERAGE and the songs are about as equally good. But, POWERAGE, while well-engineered, has a rawness and intensity to it that Lange's pop-friendly production does not. HIGHWAY may be easier to digest, but POWERAGE is tougher and more unrelenting.
BACK IN BLACK is automatically docked points in my book because Bon isn't on it. I mean no disrespect to Brian Johnson, but Bon was the definitive AC/DC frontman, hands-down. And, again, I think Lange drained much of the intensity out of some excellent songs in order to achieve a sound that was more easily accepted by the masses. I know, alot of AC/DC fans will argue that BIB sounds "HUGE". Granted, it's very well engineered and produced, but, to me, it sounds way too glossy. This sound may work well for Def Leppard, but it just neuters AC/DC's sound. I think that Young and Vanda had a better understanding of how AC/DC should sound on record.
So, there you go. Take or leave this review, but don't skip POWERAGE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best AC/DC album ever recorded. April 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
I dont understand how the official reviewer could say that this album is "average".To me all the songs are great and even though nothing here could really work as a single thats part of its appeal.There are songs on here are longer and better than most of the ones on High Voltage and Highway To Hell.Dont get me wrong I like those 2 albums a lot but to me this is the best AC/DC album of the Bon Scott era.Simply put the songs on here all rock and rock hard.Rock N Roll Damnation is one of the best hard rock songs ever recorded,Down Payment Blues and Gimme A Bullet have some of Bon's finest vocals,Riff Raff,Gone Shootin(which has some of the best rythm guitar on any AC/DC album) and Sin City are the 2 best songs on the album.Whats Next To The Moon,Up To My Neck In You and Kicked In The Teeth are all about attitude to the nth dedree. Overall this album is a masterpiece and even better than the classic Highway To Hell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece June 24 2004
By Dan
Format:Audio CD
Despite the fact that this album is one of the most underrated AC/DC albums out there, every track on this album is worth a listen, or most likely a few more.
the highlight songs on this album are:
Rock n Roll Damnation
Sin City
Riff Raff
Gone Shootin
Whats Next to the Moon
the production is raw, and this album shows AC/DC on a high pedestal. the lineup is:
Angus Young: lead guitar
Malcolm Young: rhythm guitar
Bon Scott: vocals
Cliff Williams: Bass ----- his debut with AC/DC
Phil Rudd: Drums
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3.0 out of 5 stars Powerage June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
AC/DC's third U.S. release, 1978's Powerage, followed the blueprint set by 1977's Let There Be Rock -- tales of the hard life merged with lethal, cranked-to-ten, unpolished hard rock. It also marked the studio debut of bassist Cliff Williams (who replaced Mark Evans), which would unfortunately prove not to be the last time a member of the band would be replaced -- due to either choice, or in Bon Scott's case, death. Although Powerage contains only one true AC/DC classic, the gloriously sleazy anthem "Sin City," the album's lesser-known material is often just as exhilarating. Both "Rock n' Roll Damnation" and "Riff Raff" would be featured in concert on the ensuing tour, while "Down Payment Blues," "Gimme a Bullet," and especially "What's Next to the Moon" remain among AC/DC's most underrated rockers. The album's last few songs are obviously filler, but it doesn't prevent Powerage from being an early AC/DC classic. Powerage would also prove to be the last album produced by Vanda and Young for nearly ten years; the band's next few mega-hit releases featured newcomer Robert John "Mutt" Lange behind the boards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Actually 4 1/2 Feb. 13 2004
By Keith
Format:Audio CD
Malcom and Angus both cite this as their favorite studio album, and while one might assume it`s just because they`re sick of being lauded for "Back in Black", after a few listens you begin to see why. The songs on "Powerage" aren`t as instantly identifiable or radio-friendly as their better-known material, but there isn`t a bad cut on the record, and it`s a wonder how some of them have been so overlooked. "Damnation" is the band at it`s best, with a simple but effective guitar part accompanying Scott, who stretches his vocal chords to their absolute limit. Another top-shelf track is "Riff Raff", which is like "Whole Lotta Rosie" on overdrive". Throw in the bass-heavy thump of "Gimme a Bullet" and the sprawling "Gone Shootin`", and you`ve got nothing short of a classic hard rock album. "Sin City" is also a criminally underrated track from this band. In fact, it`s amazing that even fans of AC/DC are largely unaware of this album, since I`d rate it as their best second to, of course, BIB.
Not a great jumping off point for beginners or casual fans of the band, but no true AC/DC-phile`s collection is complete without "Powerage"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 8 days ago by frank hibbert
4.0 out of 5 stars Old School
Good, down and dirty old school rock and roll. Loving Bon Scott. Get the first 5 albums and you won't be dissapointed.
Published 3 months ago by Maiden Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I bought this as a gift. The person was very pleased. It came before it was expected. I would suggest anyone who loves acdc to order this album. Nothing sounds better the vinyl.
Published 5 months ago by Breianne Livingstone
5.0 out of 5 stars god make acdc
get out your guitar and rock on with acdc before its to late and your already dead this is good music from acdc great cd all good songs on it
Published 13 months ago by clayton astoforoff
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic AC/DC
I always enjoy hearing the growl of the late Bon Scott. I bought this for "Sin City", one of my favorites from their pre-80's work, and probably the best one on there. Read more
Published on Dec 27 2010 by Liz. C
5.0 out of 5 stars an overlooked masterpiece
Although this album is seldom mentioned among AC/DC's best, it just may be their finest hour. The production is fantastic, the songs are great, and Angus Young has never sounded... Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2007 by Don Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
This is one of the seemingly countless albums that are SO underrated (Such as South Of Heaven, Ram It Down, and Psycho Circus). Read more
Published on July 2 2004 by Offensive Donkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Did anybody hear this the all the way???
From the begging, those shuffle chords of Rock'N'Roll Damnation gives you and idea of what a rocking album we are talking about. Read more
Published on May 11 2004 by Alejandro Caputi
5.0 out of 5 stars P.S
I forgot to mention, the only downfall is this re-issue should have included the song "Cold Hearted Man" which was only released on a couple of particuler European... Read more
Published on March 17 2004 by Micheal Hunt
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