Thursday, May 22, 2014

Preview pre-AC/DC recordings by Angus and Malcolm Young

Angus, Malcolm and George Young

A preview of three of the first recordings made by AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, set to be reissued on June 2nd, is now available.

The brothers appeared on Marcus Hook Roll Band’s 1973 release, “Tales Of Old Grand Daddy.”

The group was put together by Harry Vanda and George Young of The Easybeats (and, later, Flash And The Pan).

The main sessions for “Tales Of Old Grand Daddy” took place during July/August 1973 in Sydney, Australia. A key ingredient was supplied by producer Alan “Wally” Waller - Jim Beam Old Grand-dad bourbon whiskey - hence the album name.

“We had Harry, myself and my kid brothers, Malcolm and Angus,” said George. “We all got rotten, except for Angus, who was too young, and we spent a month in there boozing it up every night. That was the first thing Malcolm and Angus did before AC/DC. We didn’t take it very seriously so we thought we’d include them to give them an idea of what recording was all about.”

Check out “Ride Baby Ride” at Billboard (here), “Louisiana Lady” at Rolling Stone (here), and “One Of These Days” at MSN (here).

The members of AC/DC are currently in a Vancouver recording studio working on a new album. Guitarist Malcolm Young is sitting out the sessions due to health issues, and there’s speculation that his nephew, Stevie, is helping out during his absence.

See also:

AC/DC singer drives a Bugatti Veyron on Cars That Rock series
AC/DC singer shows off 1965 Lola on Cars That Rock preview
Stevie Young joins AC/DC in Vancouver
AC/DC singer shows off Ferrari on Cars That Rock series preview
Search AC/DC at hennemusic