AC/DC - High Voltage
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Release date: 17 February 1975
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- It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
- Baby, Please Don't Go
- She's Got Balls
- Little Lover
- Stick Around
- Soul Stripper
- You Ain't Got a Hold on Me
- Love Song
- Show Business
Nudity, duck-walking and huge solos… Angus Young makes grown men weep in LA. Los Angeles (December 6)
- Jan 5, 2009
Rock 'N' Roll Train
- Oct 3, 2008
Let's not piss about. You can debate this and argue that but certain things we hold to be self-evident and one of those things is that [a]AC/DC[/a] are the fuckin' greatest.
- Feb 24, 2000
Band want late singer be honoured with a statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland
Rock giants digitally release 16 studio recordings and assorted albums for the first time
Late singer will be honoured with a statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland
AC/DC - High Voltage: Wikipedia Album Entry
High Voltage is the first internationally-released album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in May 1976. Eight of the album's nine songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. "Can I Sit Next to You Girl" was written by Young & Young.
Originally released on Atlantic Records, this edition of High Voltage has proven popular, selling 3 million units in the United States alone. However, the album was panned by some critics upon its release, including a review by Rolling Stone magazine that called it an "all-time low" for the hard rock genre. It was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.
Prior the to release of the international version of High Voltage, AC/DC had already released their debut album under the name High Voltage a year before. This album was released in Australia only and had a different track listing than the international release, which only included two tracks from the original album. The international release of High Voltage also had a different album cover than the original, featuring a picture of Angus Young as he appeared on the single for "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" released in Australia. A third cover was also used on the international version's original European release.
Most editions of the international album have a version of "It's A Long Way To The Top" that is shorter than the version on the original Australian release. The full length version is 5:12, while the edited version fades out early at 5:01. Vinyl editions of the international album contain the edited version. The 1994 remastered CD on Atco Records restored the track to the full length. The 2003 remastered CD on Epic Records reverts back to the edited version again.
High Voltage consists of songs previously released on AC/DC's first two albums, the first High Voltage album, and their subsequent album, T.N.T.. Tracks one through six and track nine on High Voltage are from the album T.N.T., while tracks seven and eight are from the original release of High Voltage.
All songs composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott, except where noted.
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" – 5:15
"Rock 'n' Roll Singer" – 5:03
"The Jack" – 5:52
"Live Wire" – 5:49
"T.N.T." – 3:34
"Can I Sit Next to You Girl" (Young, Young) – 4:11
"Little Lover" – 5:39
"She's Got Balls" – 4:51
"High Voltage" – 4:14
Bon Scott – lead vocals, bagpipes
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar/backing vocals
Mark Evans – bass/backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums
Harry Vanda – producer
George Young – producer
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Ridin' down the highway, goin' to a show
Stop in all the byways, playin' rock 'n' roll
Gettin' robbed, gettin' stoned, gettin' beat up
Broken boned, gettin' had, gettin' took
My daddy was workin' nine to five when my momma was havin' me
By the time I was half alive, I knew what I was gonna be
I left school and grew my hair, they didn't understand
They wanted me to be respected as a doctor or a lawyer man
Well if you're lookin' for trouble
I'm the man to see
If you're lookin' for satisfaction
I'm satisfaction guaranteed
I met this girl for the first time on Saturday night
Standing in the queue at the Odeon alright
Oh I took her by surprise
When I gave her one of my lines
I saw ya in the front row
Moving to the beat
Just movin' and groovin'
Killed me when I saw
She's got style that woman
Makes me smile that woman
She's got spunk that woman
Funk that woman