I’m a bit in doubt if this is the best AC/DC album I have when it comes to the music – or if I should choose Black in Black, T.N.T or High Voltage for that nomination. Yes, I know Highway to Hell scored most nominations and platinum 7 times, but on my list it doesn’t rate that high. But anyway, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the only AC/DC album I have left, which is an original Australian release from Albert Productions, and kind of precious of that reason. With the tattooed arm cover and slightly different track list, compared to the international releases.
It is recorded from December 1975 to March 1976 at Albert Studios in Sydney and released in Australia on 20 September 1976. The international version came 3 months later with the cover with blindfolded people outside a hotel. It’s the third studio album with AC/DC and released only 10 months after T.N.T – and same year as the international version of High Voltage.
I like AC/DC and I have listened a lot of hours during time. Unfortunately never experienced them live. But they don’t reach my top list of bands in this fantastic world of music, so this will probably be their only album presented here in the Dandyvinyl section. They will come later in 50 Years Today as their albums reaches 50 years. One concert I would have loved to experience is Let There Be Rock, and the title video is must see and listen one. Though it has no relevance for Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap I will embed it here anyway. Enjoy 🙂
Bon Scott – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Mark Evans – bass guitar
Phil Rudd – drums