AC/DC had 2 major arcs in their career…the Bon Scott years and the Brian Johnson years. I am firmly in the Bon camp (no disrespect to Mr. Johnson, because his legacy is golden, too). Their first live album, 1978’s If You Want Blood You’ve Got It, was a single disc slab of hard rock dynamite. The mix is as raw and in-your-face as any live album in the history of rock, just pure energy and electricity; guitars, bass, drums, and the howling whisky drenched glory of Bon Scott at his finest. Angus and Malcolm Young’s riff fueled explosiveness and the granite bedrock 4/4 time primal stomp of Cliff Williams’ bass and Phil Rudd’s drums fill all these AC/DC classics with incredible power. Let There Be Rock, Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be, The Jack, High Voltage…all crushers, no weakness. This album was the first one that made my dad get up and leave the room! As a teenager that was important…it let me know I had found something that spoke to me. It speaks to me still and always will!
Written By Braddon S. Williams