I discovered AC/DC comparatively late in life. I got almost all of my early exposure to rock music through my elder brother; and although he later professed to be a huge fan of the band (we went to see them together once, at the NEC in Birmingham), he never had any of their records when were growing up. I didn't receive my introduction until the beginning of my second year at university, when I found my "studies" disturbed by one of the new kids down at the end of my landing blasting out some music indecently loud. I wandered down the hall to register mild complaint, but as I approached his door, I found that I was rather enjoying what he was playing. That Fresher and I became fast friends immediately. And my relationship with the exuberant Aussie rockers similarly got off to a flying start. (Embarrassing confession: that NEC concert I went to with my brother a few years later - I was en route between interviews for a couple of teaching jobs, so I went to the show wearing a pinstriped suit. I thought I might get torn limb from limb, but AC/DC fans are a surprisingly tolerant and inclusive bunch.)
I thought I'd already posted their Downpayment Blues on here as one of my 'Great Drinking Songs' - my theme song! But, in fact, I find so far I've only put Highway To Hell up on here. So, for this entry in my 'Blues Week', I've got to kick off with this - "I know I ain't doin' much, but doin' nothing means a lot to me."
I also can't resist including Ride On, a marvellous slow blues tune by Bon Scott (I've already posted that over on Froogville, but what the hey?!). I couldn't find a concert video of this, but here's a nice montage of clips of Bon and the lads in the early days.
Then I remembered What's Next To The Moon?, another of their bluesier numbers, and always a great favourite of mine. I just discovered an excellent set of live concert videos from the early Noughties, filmed at the Circus Krone in Munich, which includes a particularly good performance of this. (Album version can be heard here.)
And to sign off today, here's one of Angus' trademark live solos, from that same concert in Munich.