AC/DC - If You Want Blood
NME.COM feature on AC/DC - If You Want Blood album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
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AC/DC - If You Want Blood: Wikipedia Album Entry
If You Want Blood is the first live album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released in the U.S.A. on 21 November 1978. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
The album was recorded live during the 1978 Powerage Tour and contains live versions of songs from AC/DC's T.N.T., Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and Powerage albums. It is the last Bon Scott-era AC/DC album produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, who also produced the band's first five studio releases. The album was ranked number two on Classic Rock magazine's readers' poll of "50 Greatest Live Albums Ever".
The album was re-released in 1994 on Atco Records and in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.
AC/DC's concert at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow on 30 April 1978, Scotland was used for the bulk of the recorded material that appeared on the album. It can be clearly heard during "The Jack" when Bon Scott sang "Any virgins in Glasgow?". This concert will also be remembered for the encore when AC/DC came back on stage dressed in the Scottish Football strip. The songs "Dog Eat Dog" and "Fling Thing" were also performed during the night of the concert but eventually removed from the album. "Rocker" was also performed, but the guitar solo performed in the middle of the song was cut out. The live rendition of "Dog Eat Dog" was released as the b-side of the single "Whole Lotta Rosie/Dog Eat Dog" in November 1978. It was later released worldwide on the 2009 box set Backtracks
On the Australian version of the LP, it stands "All tracks recorded live during Australian, U.K. & American tours."
A song with the same title, "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)," appeared on AC/DC's next album, Highway to Hell, and later on their soundtrack collaboration for the film Iron Man 2.
The song appeared in the film Empire Records, when the whole cast sings and dances to it in the store where the movie takes place.
The song also appears in the film The Dukes of Hazzard.
The concert was entirely shot in film but the entire footage has never been released. Eventually, "Riff Raff" and "Fling Thing/Rocker" segments were made available on the AC/DC Family Jewels DVD. Footage was also used on the "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" promotional clip also available in Family Jewels. Also more concert footage was later made available on the Highway To Hell Live Concert DVD. More segments from the concert (the songs "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation," "Dog Eat Dog," and "Let There Be Rock") were made available on the DVD Plug Me In, released in 2007, a couple months after the previously mentioned Highway To Hell DVD. The segment "Bad Boy Boogie" was included on the Bonus disc on the three-disc edition of the DVD.
Despite the fact that there was no official release of the concert, there is a DVD available called "Let There Be Rock" from the German FNM Label. (Falcon Neue Medien) (4:3 PAL)It contains the footage of a broadcast from BBC Scotland TV who broadcasted the concert. On the DVD appears 37 minutes of the concert: (titles as printed on DVD)
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