I will give a hint and you guys have to guess who I am talking about, who is the guitarist that comes when someone mentions school uniform? I know that every one of you guessed it right, it is none other than Angus Young. Well, first of all, he is the only guitarist who wears a school uniform, and secondly, he not only is known for being a co-founder or guitarist of the rock band AC/DC but he is also famous for his uniform.
Angus and his brother founded AC/DC back in 1973 and clearly, it is one of the most popular and legendary rock bands of all time. Furthermore, we all are well aware of the struggles Angus and his brother Malcolm had before success embraced them.
With all the success and fame they have, it might seem that Angus does not have any regret about his band AC/DC so far. However, does he really not have any regret about the band? well, it seems that he does not have any regret about the band but he does regret the band’s track called “Love Song.” Now the question arises what did he regret about the song? that is what we will find out in this article.
Angus Young’s regret on AC/DC’s Love Song
Love Song is a track from AC/DC’s first studio album High Voltage and it was released back on April 30, 1976. It was their first album so it is pretty obvious that they were not recognized much. Furthermore, this song is not much popular even today.
Back in 2017, Angus was in an interview with the Vulture where he revealed, “I didn’t know if we were trying to parody love songs of the time, because Bon [Scott, the band’s then-vocalist] wrote the lyrics. I don’t even remember what the words are.”
As mentioned they were not much popular at the time so they wanted to get airplay which is the sole reason why they made this song. Young admitted, “I remember that song because the guy who worked for us at our record label told us that’s what was on the local radio at the time – very soft music. His thought we should release that song, because it’ll probably get some airplay. I remember thinking, ‘Who in their right mind would want this to go out?”
However, radio stations that knew the band did not play that song but they would play other songs from the band. Talking about this Young further said, “We were very fortunate, though, because all of the radio stations who had seen us live knew this was not who we were. So these stations started to flip the record over and play the other song, which was a cover of a blues standard called ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go’. We actually scored a hit from the B-side. That was the one saving grace of the song.”
If you love AC/DC for who they are (hard rock band) then you might be thankful that the radio stations did not play their Love Song because that is the reason they could become what they truly are. Because if that song would have aired and been popular then AC/DC might not have been the one we know today instead they might have been a soft rock band instead of hard.
And although the song itself is not band, it is still not the taste of AC/DC so Angus’ regret or frustration over this song is pretty reasonable. After all, they are known and popular for their hardcore rock music. Their songs like T.N.T, Thunderstruck, Black in Black, Highway to Hell, and others songs are globally popular and they are not only famous but an anthem of AC/DC.