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Classic Album Review: AC/DC | High Voltage

The comp that introduces the band's template of sleazy three-chord boogie-rockers.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Warner’s loss is a metal fan’s gain. When Australian riff-rock legends AC/DC recently signed a deal with Sony, they took their catalog along. Over the coming months, most of it is getting refurbished and re-released. Here’s the first batch. For those about to rock, we salute them.

 


AC/DC
High Voltage

FIRST RELEASED: 1976.

HIGHLIGHTS: A compilation that introduced schoolboy-suited guitarist Angus Young and leather-lunged shrieker Bon Scott to North America, High Voltage lays the groundwork for the band’s career with sleazy three-chord boogie-rockers like The Jack, She’s Got Balls, Rock ’n’ Roll Singer, the similarly themed It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll) and the undeniable classic T.N.T. Oi!

EXTRAS! EXTRAS! Like the rest of this series, this disc comes in a high-quality carboard digipack with a 16-page booklet of liner notes and vintage pix. No new tunes, though.

 

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