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Powerage [Import]

Ac/Dc Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 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

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Old School May 29 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good, down and dirty old school rock and roll. Loving Bon Scott. Get the first 5 albums and you won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great March 8 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars god make acdc July 16 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an overlooked masterpiece Nov. 6 2007
Format:Audio CD
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 better. There is an energy flowing through the songs that can't help but make you want to go to the fridge, get a cold beer, and have fun. This album absolutely rocks from start to finish (although the last couple of songs are slightly sub-par) and deserves to be mentioned in the same breath with classics Back In Black and Highway To Hell. If you like AC/DC, you are guaranteed to like Powerage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the seemingly countless albums that are SO underrated (Such as South Of Heaven, Ram It Down, and Psycho Circus). Although I do like Brian Johnson as a singer better than Bon, that doesn't mean this is not a good album. All the songs are good, in true AC/DC style and with those little sounds in Angus' guitar that makes you go "Oh, yeah, that's an AC/DC song", even though youv'e never heard it before. Whatever, all the songs are great and I feel this is one of the most underrated albums ever.
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