The best and worst of AC/DC, according to Angus Young

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AC/DC has grown to become an iconic force in hard rock over the years. Originating in Australia with Bon Scott as the original lead singer, the band has deep ties to the British rock scene. Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who are from Glasgow, Scotland, played crucial roles in shaping the band’s sound. After Bon Scott’s tragic passing in 1980, English vocalist Brian Johnson stepped in as the new frontman.

During the late ’70s and early ’80s, AC/DC introduced their hard rock sound to Australia, inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Their global domination came with hits like ‘Back in Black’ and ‘Highway to Hell’. Today, Brian Johnson and Angus Young still lead AC/DC, delighting fans with their timeless hits.

The band is supported by Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams on drums and bass, respectively. Stevie Young, Malcolm Young’s nephew, joined as the rhythm guitarist in 2014. Each member has their favorite song to perform during their electrifying live shows.

Brian Johnson cherishes the band’s early ’80s material, particularly ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’. He recalls the nerves of recording it but was thrilled by the positive feedback from the band, especially Malcolm Young.

Angus Young’s favorites include ‘Riff Raff’ for its challenging guitar work and ‘Thunderstruck’ for its overall excellence in lyrics, delivery, and production. However, he’s not a fan of ‘Love Song (Oh Jene)’, criticizing its departure from AC/DC’s signature sound in favor of radio-friendly music. Fortunately, their B-side ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go’ saved the day with its traditional blues vibes.

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