AC/DC
Let There Be Rock


5.0
classic

Review

by Rudd13 USER (61 Reviews)
June 22nd, 2005 | 54 replies | 15,193 views


Release Date: 1977 | Tracklist


7 of 7 thought this review was well written

AC/DC- Let There Be Rock

1977- AC/DC were at the very top of their game. After coming back from their "Dirty Deeds" tour, the album which was currently selling thousands, AC/DC was just about ready to set sail into their next production. This being bassist Mark Evans' last recorded album, AC/DC's rythm section would never be the same. And thats neither good or bad. This is personally my favorite AC/DC album, and it contains one of the boys' greatest recordings ever. This is one out of the three selected albums to be included in the live compilation titled "If You Want Blood" that was to be released in 1978. Among this was Powerage, their huge Rock N' Roll hit, and Dirty Deeeds Done Cheap, Let There Be Rock's glorious predecessor.And put together, they make one HELL of a listen. But right now, let's dive into this review and learn a little more about these excellent tunes.


Lineup-
Angus Young- Lead Guitar
Bon Scott- Vocals
Malcolm Young- Rythmic Guitar
Mark Evans- Bass
Phil Rudd- Drums

Go Down- As far as intros to albums go, this one isnt at the very top, but then again, its not anywhere close to the bottom either. Very bluesy. This is probably the second dirtiest song in the album, Go Down tells about having some fun with multiple women. Classic. Filled with raunchy metaphors and a swinging solo, this song doesnt dissapoint. Enjoy the lyrics, people. (And thats including Bon's orgasm in the bridge.) 4/5

Dog Eat Dog- Here we see my buddy Phil lead the way with one of his rare flor-tom beats. The drums in this song is the highlight for me, cause Phil rarely uses tom-beats. Lyrics are about the rich and the poor. About the poor having it their way for once. "Hey Hey Hey, every dog has his day." The solo isnt anything very impressive, but it holds it's usual potential that makes you tap your foot. Malcolm's line may be very noticeable too. The soung fades out with Bon and Angus howling. 4.5/5

Let There Be Rock- Ok, I'm gonna try to keep this short, since its obvious what im gonna rate this song. Being one of AC/DC's most stand-out recordings, this song has its reasoning. The intro/main riff crawls around inside your head until Bon comes in. These excellent lyrics tell about the birth of Rock N' Roll. And is sung in the form of a sermon at a church. "In The Beginning, back in 1955..." just when you think the song is over, its not. And trust me, you wont want this to end. Praise The Lord! 5/5

Bad Boy Boogie- These have to be my favorite lyrics on the whole album. Its a short summary of Bon's life. It goes from his childhood, to his wild, perveted middle-age years, and explains how he never obeyed rules. The intro sneaks up on you on a very sudden note. The second chorus turns into one of the greatest solos ive ever heard from this side of AC/DC. And the bass is highly noticeable, which is fairly rare for poor Mark Evans. 5/5

Problem Child- Two ranuchy autobiographies back-to-back? Who would have thought. But this time, its Angus' turn. This tune doesnt stand out as much as Bad Boy Boogie, but its without doubt still worth a listen. The solo sounds like an imitation of Dog Eat Dog's, but sounds a little better. lyrics talk about Angus' chilhood, and i cant help but laugh when Bon sneaks "my mother hates me." into the outro. 4/5

Overdose- This is when the alum goes sour. Its reasoning, the song is painfully long, and doesnt have much to offer, the only reasons why i wouldnt skip past this song is just to listen to the catchy riff that leads the song into the verse. Lyrics tell about being addicted to just about everything, including a woman. well, duh. This is AC/DC at their filler-finest. 2.5/5

Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be- Ok, this is it. my favorite AC/DC song ever. Whats NOT to say about this song. The intro includes some small fills and its on its way. A small rest.... And into the song. HEY YOU! Bons vocals are at their strongest point in this song. He tells about the upsides and downsides of relationships. The solo clutches your attention and pulls you in. Highlight is once again the drums, cause what makes this song even better are Phil's fills (mad rhymes.) But if you really want to see this song shine, listen to the live version on If You Want Blood. Cause its 10 times better. This is AC/DC at its best. 5/5 10/5 Live

Whole Lotta Rosie- The boys are quite imfamous for this song. And it gets the award for the dirtiest song on the album. And its a quite explosive finish to a great album. Once again, the main riff is extremely addictive. And this one you wont be able to get out of your head for days, maybe weeks. Lyrics are of course about making love to the biggest, ugliest, fattest woman ever. And enjoying it too. The chorus appears to be very catchy, for every chorus you hear, youll get pulled deeper into the song.Tthe solo streams with glory, probably the second best on the album. And again, this song shines plenty more live. So if you get a chance, listen to it live. This song is my favorite outro to any AC/DC album ever, in my opinion. 5/5

I guess theres no words, only a one-digit number to describe how great this album is. I'd like to point out, that on the Australian version, Problem Child is replaced by a song called Crabsody in Blue, a song ive never been able to hear. But if youre an AC/DC fan, and like Bon's work better than Brian's, you must pick this one up right now. I hope the review didnt carry on too much or was very biased, but godamn it, this is AC/DC at their very godamn best.


5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Badmoon
June 22nd 2005



384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My favorite AC/DC album.

Pretty good review

Aeaon
June 22nd 2005



188 Comments


Bon Scott AC/DC albums are the best.

masada
June 22nd 2005



2733 Comments


Good Review.. not a 5/5, but definately a 4.5.

metalmaniac54
June 24th 2005



47 Comments


pretty good review- AC/DC ROCKS

Rudd13
August 10th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fly in the Wall is the most misunderstood and underrated AC/DC album. I think its great. :thumb: I should review it

masada
August 10th 2005



2733 Comments


Post-Back in Black AC/DC = t3h suck.

Rudd13
August 10th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

what??????This Message Edited On 08.10.05

masada
August 10th 2005



2733 Comments


I'm referring to Fly on the Wall.

Rudd13
August 10th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

mehhh.

Its wayyyyy too underrated. Makes me angryThis Message Edited On 08.10.05

Rudd13
August 10th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Live at Donington?

Rudd13
August 10th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I reccomend any Ac/Dc fan to get Live at Donington. Its an amazing show. Hey I should review that too....

angusmaster
August 10th 2005



23 Comments


It is great , and its pretty much the peak of there career and they do all the old favorites.

Rudd13
August 13th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hahaha. Maybe i will. Ill do Live At Donington soon.

Bonzo17
December 28th 2005



92 Comments


awesome review, and mate im an aussie and i have the aus version and crabsody in blue is a shit song so your not mising anything

angus_steel
February 17th 2006



11 Comments


Good review everything you said was true but Hell aint a bad place to be is one of there best ones not ther best one

tom79
April 9th 2006



3364 Comments


Second favorite AC/DC album next to Highway to Hell.

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

Rudd13
April 9th 2006



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Tom, do you have an MSN adress?

tom79
April 9th 2006



3364 Comments


yeah man. I'll put in profile.

acdc for ever
April 22nd 2006



20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

an excellent review for an excellent album. just a note, listen to "go down" and then listen to "high voltage". notice how similar they are.

p.s. AC/DC IS THE BEST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE!!!

anguspage007
May 19th 2006



64 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Angussteel, you are using the wrong there. It should be their, not there. There refers to a place or location, not people.



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