High Voltage Original recording remastered
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The collection of early tracks that introduced the U.S. to AC/DC! Includes T.N.T.; The Jack; Live Wire; High Voltage , and more.
In 1976, when the Eagles, Peter Frampton, and Heart ruled the rock airwaves, along came five scruffy young men (the lead guitarist was maybe all of 18 and dressed in a schoolboy's uniform) from Australia playing some of the rowdiest, hardest, dirtiest rock of all time. Screaming "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)," singer Bon Scott teased like a braggart. Sensing the rock community's growing dissatisfaction with bloated, epic-scaled bands, AC/DC were indeed a high-voltage act: their drummer nailed the beat with fury, their bluesy guitar riffs mutated into something metallic and sharp-edged, and Scott's vocals took the shrillness of early Robert Plant to a leaner and meaner place. "Live Wire" is one of the most electrifying hard rock songs imaginable, "High Voltage" and "TNT" are the musical equivalent of touching exposed nerves with a rusty fork, and "Jack" proves that white rock dudes can, contrary to popular belief, get down. Whew! --Lorry Fleming
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"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (5:16) (4/5): A powerful track with a catchy riff. Describes the challenges of the rock 'n' roll life.
"Rock 'n' Roll Singer" (5:04) (4/5): A defiant track showing dislike of the "normal" crowd that disapproves of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
"The Jack" (5:52) (3/5): A playful track with a bluesy tone.
"Live Wire" (5:50) (4/5): Another strong track with a screaming chorus.
"T.N.T." (3:34) (5/5): The best song on this album. The Young brothers' blasting guitars compliment the vocals, the whole band gets in on the singing, it has a strong chorus, and feautures Bon Scott's scream and singing voice.
"Can I Sit Next To You Girl" (4:12) (3/5): This song showcases Bon Scott's voice.
"Little Lover" (5:37) (3/5): Another more bluesy song which again showcases Bon's voice and attitude.
"She's Got Balls" (4:51) (3/5): A slightly odd song, which is, apparently, a tribute to Bon Scott's wife.
"High Voltage" (4:03) (4/5): A song that that captures the AC/DC spirit and is similar to "Rock 'n' Roll Singer" in its defiance. A powerful, loud, overall great track.
Back when they had Bon Scott at the helm, ACDC was one of the finest classic hard rock acts in the world. It's just a shame that on February 19, 1980, his life was cut tragically short. But, the music that he made with the band back in the old days more than lives on. What many fans don't know is that the band's first two albums released in Australia are actually a little different than the versions that got released in America. In Australia, there were two different albums - T.N.T. and High Voltage. In America, only High Voltage was released, though it actually ended up being quite different from its Aussie counterpart - The Australian T.N.T. album is actually more like the American High Voltage album than the album called High Voltage that got an American release. Hope I cleared that up. However, in recent years, some of this material that never made it to America before got an American release in the form of the '74 Jailbreak EP and the Bonfire box set. Well, sorry about that long intro. Read on for my review of the album.
The first thing you'll notice about this album is that the tracklist is almost NOTHING like the American version of the album! Only a few of the tracks on this album are available on the American version. Among these are the classic rocker Bon wrote about his wife, She's Got Balls. Most of these tracks were released in America in the form of the '74 Jailbreak EP. Among these ones are Baby Please Don't Go, Soul Stripper, and You Ain't Got A Hold On Me. Sadly though, some of these songs never made it to America in any shape or form. These tracks include Love Song and Stick Around. It's a shame these songs never got an American release, because they really are good tracks.Read more ›
1.It's A Long Way To The Top (if You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)-Despite having a long name,this is a great song and it got them many places in the music industry.10/10
2.Rock 'N' Roll Singer-Not the best from ACDC,Bon Scott doesn't sound great on this,but it still stands out.8/10
3.The Jack-These lyrics are so friggin cool.10/10
4.Live Wire-A popular song that is really good but it still doesnt seem as enjoyable as some of the other songs.9/10
5.T.N.T.-My personal favorite,this has got to be one of my favorite songs of all time.It never gets old and has great guitar riffs,the bass is amazing,drums are super good,and Bon Scott is at his best.10/10
6.Can I Sit Next To Your Girl-Probably the worst song on the record it gets very catchy in a bad way.6/10
7.Little Lover-Definitly not their best,but OK.8/10
8.She's Got Balls-Cool name,Cool band,Cool song.10/10
9.High Voltage-My third favorite on this album...it is really a true acdc classic.10/10
The final score for AC/DC's High Voltage gets:81 out of 90.This is a truly great cd and the cd your looking at is digitally remastered so you should get it.PEACE OUT!
Most recent customer reviews
Good, down and dirty old school rock and roll. Loving Bon Scott. Get the first 5 albums and you won't be dissapointed.Published on May 29 2014 by Amazon Customer
I'm a long time fan of AC/DC but never got around to buying this album for some reason. It's a must have if you prefer the Bon Scott Era of AC/DCPublished on May 15 2013 by Ernest Hawkes
This is my first AC DC album I bought and believe me, I'm so glad that I made the right choice. This wondeful CD is full of powerful guitars mixed but a beautiful and very strong... Read morePublished on April 19 2007 by J-C Potvin