Saturday, November 29, 2014

AC/DC singer reveals inspiration behind You Shook Me All Night Long

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson reveals some of the inspiration behind the band’s 1980 classic, “You Shook Me All Night Long.”

“The boys had a title,” Johnson tells Absolute Radio [transciribed by hennemusic]. “Malcolm and Angus said, ‘listen, we got this song, it’s called Shook Me All Night Long. That’s what we want the song to be called.’ And if you listen to the chords, [the chorus] just fell into place so I can’t claim any credit on that thing.”

“It was as quick as it had to be, which was that night,” said Johnson about the first song he wrote with the band. “I guess I had to try and impress somebody.”

“It was just a thing that came at the time,” he added, “and I still think it’s one of the greatest rock and roll riffs I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Johnson and AC/DC have been making the rounds doing media interviews to promote the December 2 release of their new album, “Rock Or Bust.”

The group have introduced the project by releasing videos for the lead single, “Play Ball”, and the title track.

See also:

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AC/DC premiere Rock Or Bust video
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