Nowhere is it rough around the edges, every song belongs and deserves its place in the tracklist. AC/DC Powerage CD $8.99; X3CDAC04 2 reviews AC/DC Powerage CD $8.99; X3CDAC04 2 reviews This item is out of stock. While AC/DC had long since mastered the building of tension, and coiling songs like springs – 'Live Wire', 'She's Got Balls', 'Dog Eat Dog' and 'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be' are based to varying degrees on that technique – they'd never done so with such discipline as here ('Riff Raff', another explosion of released tension is rather different, in that the 90 seconds of intro are all tension, the body of the song is all ecstatic release; there's no build and release and build and release). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Powerage on Discogs. Powerage proved to be the end of one road for AC/DC. Rather than basing it around a colossal riff, the verses are carried on a simple, single guitar phrase over muted bass and drums; the choruses do not release the tension: that only comes after Scott howls out the title, and the whole band unwinds. In the AC/DC memoir AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll, former manager Michael Browning states, "I got a call one day from Malcolm and Angus. The album boasts the hit songs quot;Rock 'N' Roll Damnation,quot; quot;Riff Raff,quot; quot;Sin Cityquot; and quot;Gone Shootin'.quot; The original album was digitally remastered for a cleaner sound in 2003 for a vinyll pressing to kill for. On Powerage he stripped away the bawdiness, and reined in the malevolence: he seems more like an observer than a participant. However, the first UK pressing also includes different mixes than all later versions, most noticeably on "Down Payment Blues" (which excludes the bluesy coda heard on later pressings), "Kicked In The Teeth" (the opening chord was omitted on all other pressings but is present on the UK vinyl version) and "What's Next to the Moon" (which omits solos and backing vocals heard on later pressings). Powerage. For vinyl variations containing "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation", the single version was used, with "Riff Raff" having a fade out to accommodate the extra time on Side A. As well as the unparalleled joy of keeping the publication alive, you'll receive benefits including exclusive editorial, podcasts, and specially-commissioned music by some of our favourite artists. Another often overlooked aspect of the record is the high quality of Bon Scott's lyrics, with biographer Clinton Walker writing in his 1994 Scott memoir Highway to Hell, "'Gimme a Bullet' was perhaps Bon's most accomplished piece of writing to date, in which his penchant for hardcase metaphors finds even more genuine pathos and humour than it had before." Kicked in the Teeth Lyrics. Kicked in the Teeth. Many of AC/DC's early albums were altered for release in other markets, and this practice continued with Powerage, although it was the first LP to be released nearly simultaneously in both Australian and international markets and the first to use just one cover image for both. The song was packaged on a single-sided 12-inch single in the 1987 boxed set. Cold Hearted Man Lyrics. Powerage was a first in the sense that it debuted bassist Cliff Williams, but it really is more of a final curtain to the band's early years.It would be the last produced by Vanda & Young, the legendary Australian production team who also helmed hits by the Easybeats, and it was the last before AC/DC became superstars. Initial editions of the European (UK) LP release featured a different mix of the album. The song, which features handclaps and maracas and does not have a traditional guitar solo, was released in Britain at the end of May and went to #24, the best performance yet by an AC/DC single. The bluesy coda on "Down Payment Blues", is also excluded from this version. It's Keith Richards' favourite AC/DC album; when Axl Rose replaced Brian Johnson in the band, two tracks from it – 'Riff Raff' and 'Rock 'N' Roll Damnation' – suddenly appeared in the live setlist; it's the one the hardest, corest of hardcore fans always go on about, Even within the AC/DC camp, it appears to have a special status, albeit one that might baffle non-converts. With the first pressings of Powerage ready to go in the UK, the band complied and recorded "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation". Powerage is the most extreme AC/DC record. But the album was already at the point of production, so the European version of the album was released without said single, and a track called 'Cold Hearted Man' (which was on my copy of Powerage, the first album I ever bought) until it could be substituted for 'Rock 'N' Roll Damnation', which duly became the hit. Without the triptych of 'Down Payment Blues', 'Gimme A Bullet' and 'What's Next To The Moon', the more triumphant tracks (though it's all relative, here) wouldn't cut through the fog.  Edwin Faust of Stylus Magazine considers Powerage "AC/DC’s best album...because it isn’t simply about sex, drinking and tongue-in-cheek Satanism", but shows a band "growing up". Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. For the album of AC/DC cover songs, see, "Kicked in the Teeth" redirects here. Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Gone Shootin' 8. AC/DC For Those About To Rock CD $8.99; AC/DC - BLOW UP YOUR VIDEO CD Tracks: 1. On 'What's Next To The Moon', however, he produced something startling and allusive, mixing references to silent movies ("I tied my baby to the railroad track") and superheroes ("Heavenly body flying across the sky / Superman was out of town") in a revenge fantasy that ends with the narrator facing the brutal consequences of capture ("Hitting me with the third degree / Working on a thumbscrew"). We'll ship it as soon as it's restocked. And that's what he wanted for Powerage. What's Next To The Moon 7. It was the band's fourth studio album released internationally and the fifth to be released in Australia. You Might Also Like. AC/DC - Pandora. Williams, who could also sing background vocals, passed the audition and was asked to join the band. In December they played a set in front of a small audience at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City which was broadcast live over Radio WIOQ in Philadelphia and hosted by Ed Sciaky. As Mark Opitz told Fink: "You can hear Vanda and Young in 'Rock 'N' Roll Damnation'. There's no framing device, no sitars, no psychedelic whimsy. Riff Raff 5. It was the first AC/DC album to feature Cliff Williams on bass, and it was also the first AC/DC album not to have a title track (aside from the Australia-only High Voltage album).  In 1994, Bon Scott biographer Clinton Walker opined in his book Highway to Hell that "altogether, Powerage just seemed to lack the uncompromising coherence and relentless body and soul that was its predecessor's greatness." ", In 2005, Powerage was ranked number 325 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. Sales figures tell us they were right to do so. While 'Down Payment Blues' is the emotional heart of Powerage, the one where its central message – life is shit, poverty is shit, and what's the point of it all? The final two tracks, Up To My Neck In You and Kicked In The Teeth, also exemplify this new dynamic.Although both date back to the earlier Powerage sessions of six months before, only the latter sounds like it comes from an earlier era, Bon literally screaming over the intro about a ‘two-faced woman’ telling ‘two-faced lies’.. Keith Richards knows a thing or two about rock’n’roll. "What's Next to the Moon", with its allusions to Casey Jones and Clark Kent, as well as the elusive "Gone Shootin'" and the unapologetic "Down Payment Blues" ("I know I ain't doin' much, but doin' nothin' means a lot to me"), clearly show that Scott's writing, much like the band's sound, had evolved from the novelties of the group's early albums. The result was an album that seethes with barely controlled aggression. On 'Gone Shootin'' there's even a woman entirely free of sexual desire, who wants only oblivion. Spitzenpegel 100.0 % Bereichsqualität 100.0 % Kopie CRC 05B9A4A3 Kopie OK. Keine Fehler aufgetreten. Tracks: Rock'N'Roll Damnation, Down Payment Blues, Gimme A Bullet, Riff Raff, Sin City, What's Next To The Moon , Gone Shootin' , … Musically, Powerage contains some of the band's fiercest rockers, including "Down Payment Blues", "Riff Raff," "Kicked in the Teeth", and "Up to My Neck in You", and, as with previous albums, the songs were recorded as live as possible (on "Up to My Neck in You", Angus Young can clearly be heard changing from rhythm to lead for his guitar solo). It meant them sacking their manager, Michael Browning. The tension is ratcheted up by Scott's lyric. Up to My Neck in You Lyrics. "Gone Shootin'" was featured in the movie Beavis and Butt-head Do America. Tambourine to get the groove. It's perhaps the strangest song – missteps like 'Love Song' aside – in the AC/DC catalogue, and all the better for it. Dateiname K:\Audi\ACDC\1995 Australian Edition\1978 – Powerage\AC-DC – Powerage.wav. "Sin City", which the band would perform frequently in concert, explores the seductive charms and dangers of Las Vegas, while "Kicked in the Teeth" addresses a two-faced woman with "two-faced lies". But the highlight of "Powerage" is no doubt 'What's Next to the Moon,' which is sheer poetry from the view of a gritty rock and roller. It's an oddity both musically and lyrically: it's a song so stripped back it's barely there. However, Powerage would be the final Bon Scott-era studio album the band would record with the team of Harry Vanda and George Young, who had produced all of the band's albums up to that point (George was the older brother of Angus and Malcolm; he and Vanda had enjoyed their own pop success with the Easybeats in the 1960s), the feeling from Atlantic being that a more commercial producer might do wonders for the band's profile in the lucrative American market. Experimental? Their Sgt Pepper's? We have an official Gone Shootin tab made by UG professional guitarists. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation 2. Check out the tab » Backing track. Down Payment Blues. All other tracks appear in the order of the original Australian/US release. Obviously a lot of chemistry there being brothers. Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. What's Next To The Moon. If you love what we do, you can help tQ to continue bringing you the best in cultural criticism and new music by joining one of our subscription tiers. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC book claims that George Young played bass on all tracks. However, "Powerage" is a totally different album all together. Needless to say, when AC/DC handed in Powerage to Atlantic, the label didn't hear a hit single, and this was meant to be the point at which the band started producing hit singles. AC/DC's third U.S. release, 1978's Powerage, followed the blueprint set by 1977's Let There Be Rock — tales of the hard life merged with lethal, cranked-to-ten, unpolished hard rock. This album is a must-have for fans of the band.Tracks:1.1 Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 1.2 Down Payment Blues 1.3 Gimme a Bullet 1.4 Riff Raff 1.5 Sin City 1.6 What's Next to the Moon 1.7 Gone Shootin' 1.8 Powerage has come to occupy such a huge place in AC/DC mythology that it's hard to look at it dispassionately. It's the least flashy, the most gritty, the least concerned with its audience, and the driest: one wouldn't be in the least surprised to be told Steve Albini had spent his entire career as an engineer/producer/recorder trying to capture its sound. While initial sales were somewhat disappointing, Powerage surpassed its predecessor, Let There Be Rock, by reaching No. The song became more widely available through the boxed set of Bon Scott-era vinyl LP albums in 1981. The footage was taken from a recording session in 1996 at London's VH1 Studios. Qty. Browning feared that Pattenden was too old and didn't fit the band's image, so he instead pushed for Englishman Cliff Williams, who had previously played with Home and Bandit. Fink also notes that the band were having a hard time in Australia, which had not embraced Let There Be Rock, and that further fed into the album's bleak mood. That meant George Young and Harry Vanda stepping aside as producers, to be replaced by first Eddie Kramer and then, of course, Mutt Lange. According to Browning, the Young brothers were seriously considering Colin Pattenden of Manfred Mann fame. That Powerage is the only AC/DC album title not to feature in a chorus of one of their songs speaks about one of the record’s key virtues: subtlety. 1 ... Gone Shootin' (Album Version) 8.  Kerrang! Download Pdf. As a wholly independent publication, we rely entirely on our ad bookings to keep The Quietus going. Which if you notice is just like [John-Paul Young's] 'Love Is In The Air'. As Scott puts it', with equal parts disgust and empathy, in the most economical description of the squalor of addiction ever set to record: "I stirred my coffee with the same spoon.". "That was unknown. The European vinyl edition (specifically, the first UK pressing of the LP) included "Cold Hearted Man", a song that was not previously released, and would not be released on any other AC/DC album until 2009's AC/DC Backtracks boxed set. AC/DC bring it home proudly with the mid-paced "Gone Shootin'", the rippin' "Up to My Neck in You", and the smash-mouth, chaotic closer, "Kicked in the Teeth". Gone shootin' She's gone Gone gone gone Gone shootin' My baby's gone shootin' Gone shooting, how am I gonna get her down ... "Powerage" (1978) Rock 'N' Roll Damnation.  The album has remained a favourite of Malcolm Young, who was quoted in AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll as saying, "I know a lot of people respect it. You'll look long and hard for extended modal electronica interludes, and you won't find any. Sin City 6. “Gone Shootin'” is the 7th song off of 1978’s Powerage. And yet, and yet, and yet …, And yet there's some germ of truth in what they say. The album was later remixed for the American market, with the new mix replacing the original European mix, and becoming the global standard. While 'Riff Raff' and 'Sin City' might be a good bit more downbeat than the centrepiece tracks of the previous album ('Let There Be Rock' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie'), they serve the purpose of breaking the tension: their original positions at the end of side one and the start of side two of the vinyl album as a buffer between the runs of unmitigated misery. Some cassette copies, such as the original Canadian issue, had an alternate track listing. 1978 Preview Editors’ Notes Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young hit on a new level of songwriting maturation with 1978's Powerage. Which, Fink writes in his book The Youngs, was what George Young – Malcolm and Angus's older brother, and the album's co-producer with Harry Vanda – had wanted, stirring the group into antagonism. Title: Powerage Format: CD Tracklist: Down payment blues Gimme a bullet Riff raff Sin City Gone Shootin ' Up to My Neck in You Kicked in the teeth. Hitherto, Bon Scott's writing had often been a strange alternation between seaside postcard bawdiness and almost psychopathic malevolence. They were very big on lots of Motown tricks.". There's such a different approach on this record that's hard to really pinpoint what it is, it's just focused and more solid. They used to have a sort of tit-for-tat thing going, but nothing that I would have ever thought was going to be gig-threatening." In truth, it's not all that much of a song – it's messy and old-fashioned compared to the rest of the album, with a riff that's barely evolved from the boogie of their earliest recordings. Bon Scott has said this song is about “a lady who took it upon herself to do whatever she wanted to do”. 133 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in the US, eventually achieving platinum certification. But by God, did Vanda and Young throw everything at it to make it a hit. Just a real fiery, energetic work environment. It's hard, too, to argue that Highway To Hell and Back In Black were anything other than great albums. 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