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Powerage Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (April 29 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B00008WT5E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 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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AC/DC's fourth album is the lull after the triumph of Let There Be Rock and before the mighty peaks of If You Want Blood You've Got It and Highway to Hell. Powerage contains all the familiar AC/DC trademarks: Bon Scott's rather less than Yeatsian lyrical vision ("Rock & Roll Damnation," "Up to My Neck in You"), Angus Young's brilliantly minimal guitar playing, a rhythm section as relentless and efficient as an infantry regiment, and the astute production of former Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young; however, it lacks a truly transcendent moment, a "Whole Lotta Rosie" or a "T.N.T." Of course, even an average AC/DC album is an eloquent lesson in the fundamentals of rock & roll, and by that token Powerage still blows most opposition out of the water. Bon Scott's exultant declaration of working-class solidarity, "Riff Raff," is worth six Bon Jovi albums on its own. --Andrew Mueller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick W. Schubert on 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.
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Parmelee on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on June 24 2004
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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By Jacko Monteo on 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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By Keith on Feb. 13 2004
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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