Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC (International Version)

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Ok, so the next AC/DC album in my collection is the International Version of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

My particular copy must be the U.S. version because on the inside cover it says it was originally released on March 23 1981, the first release of the International version was in 1976 according to this Wikipedia article.

Here is a playlist I tried to put together from videos I found on YouTube… but for some reason half of them won’t play inside a playlist? To see all of the videos I found for this album scroll down and watch each one individually. Continue reading

High Voltage by AC/DC (International Version)

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The International version of High Voltage by AC/DC was their third studio album and was the bands first internationally released album. It was released on the 28th of September 1976.

I personally think this album, along with T.N.T. are so incredibly good, I find it hard to believe these guys nailed it so early in their careers with most of the tracks on these albums becoming all time Rock classics, such as, It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll), Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer, Live Wire, T.N.T. and High Voltage.

This version of High Voltage went platinum 3 times and has sold more than three million units in the United States alone. Which is not bad for an album that was considered an all time low for rock music by Rolling Stone magazine’s Billy Altman.

Still with the same band members as T.N.T. including… Continue reading

T.N.T. by AC/DC

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Late last year I started listening to one of my very earliest Rock influences all over again, AC/DC, so I decided I would start doing some short review posts of their albums.

Initially I wanted to start off with their very first album, which is the Australian version of High Voltage released in 1975, but unfortunately getting my hands on a copy of the album is proving to be quite difficult.

So I thought while I was waiting to get my copy, which I might have to borrow off my brother to do the review post, I would start with the second album T.N.T.

T.N.T. was released in December 1975 with the following band members…

  • Bon Scott – lead vocals, bagpipes on “It’s a Long Way to the Top”
  • Angus Young – lead guitar, backing vocals on “T.N.T.”
  • Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Evans – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Phil Rudd – drums, percussion

Below is a video Playlist that I put together of the album. The songs on the album and in the playlist below are…

  1. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer
  3. The Jack
  4. Live Wire
  5. T.N.T.
  6. Rocker
  7. Can I Sit Next to You Girl
  8. High Voltage
  9. School Days (Chuck Berry)

I tried to get the best videos I could find, with the band playing live with Bon. When I couldn’t find any live footage I tried to pick the best slideshows with photos of AD/DC’s early days with Bon Scott. Continue reading

The Derek Trucks Band Songlines Live – DVD Review

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Before I get into sharing my opinion about this DVD, I’ll post some of the standard info regarding the song list, venue, when it was recorded etc… I have also added a video playlist of many of the tracks from the concert. Click play once on the video below and sit back and enjoy Derek and his band while you read my thoughts on this DVD.
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The Derek Trucks Band’s Songlines Live DVD was shot live at The Park West in Chicago, Illinois on January 26, 2006. The DVD was later released on April 6 2006.

Unfortunately not all of the tracks found on the DVD are published on YouTube so I couldn’t add them all to the playlist. The following tracks have been left out of the playlist… Continue reading

Review of Throttle Twister by Barrett Tagliarino

This review of the album Throttle Twister by Barrett Tagliarino was first posted on Amazon.com, but seeing how I wrote it, I thought it was only fair that I get to post it here as well.

Hope you enjoy the review.

I loved this album from the first time I played it, and I would have to say that the last time I heard an album that I enjoyed this much would have to have been one of Bruce Dickinson’s solo albums. (Chemical Wedding)

This album from Barrett has such a unique sound to it, but at the same time brings back so many fond memories of my early metal and hard rock’n days as a young rocker.

With each of the licks played to absolute perfection, Barrett makes his guitar sound like any one of the great guitarists of our time, it is hard to believe that more people haven’t heard of Barrett.

The album itself covers a multitude of genres, from blues to metal and has some fantastic bass lines that add to the incredible melodies that Barrett plays on his guitar.

Since finding out about Barrett I have been going through some of his teaching books and I am amazed at how good his knowledge of music and the guitar is, and this CD is a great testimony of that skill and knowledge played out in a practical hands on arena.

If your into the guitar then I would be confident in saying that you will enjoy this album no end, it isn’t your typical Malmsteen/Satriani style instrumental album where all you hear is a constant barrage of high pitch notes played a million beats per minute, this album has a lot of character and distinct phrasing played into it, you can definitely tell that there has been a lot of thought and effort gone into producing these tracks.

One more thing that really impressed me about the album was the different tones and sounds that Barrett extracts from his instrument (pure guitar- not effects) and has included into each of the tracks, a wonderful example of using the guitar to it’s full potential.

Well done Barrett, can’t wait for the next album. 5 Stars.

You can purchase this album from Amazon in MP3 and CD formats, I thoroughly recommend it and have already suggested it to a couple of my friends.