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Malcolm Young September 27, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, Uncategorized.

Last year in Classic Rock (I read it so you don’t have to) there was a surprisingly – well – open overview of AC/DC which noted that rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was in a way the man behind the scenes, particularly but not exclusively in relation to business matters. Indeed in many ways it could be said that it was his band and he appears to have had remarkable control over hiring and firing and so on. Interestingly not a man given to interviews. Be that as it may, a genuinely great musician in his own way, as AC/DC are a genuinely great band in their way.

This week came the sad news that due to a now protracted illness he was leaving AC/DC on a permanent basis. One can only hope that this isn’t entirely accurate and he returns to full health.

We’ve had two This Weekend’s I’ll mostly be Listening to them, one from yours truly and one from IEL which capture different facets of the group. But here’s Young himself doing his thing, one during the Bon Scott era and the other with Brian Johnson on vocals.

Sin City

If You Want Blood


Back in Black

This claims to be the rhythm guitar track to Let There Be Rock. It could well be.


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