It's perhaps the strangest song – missteps like 'Love Song' aside – in the AC/DC catalogue, and all the better for it. Kicked in the Teeth Lyrics. While AC/DC had long since mastered the building of tension, and coiling songs like springs – 'Live Wire', 'She's Got Balls', 'Dog Eat Dog' and 'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be' are based to varying degrees on that technique – they'd never done so with such discipline as here ('Riff Raff', another explosion of released tension is rather different, in that the 90 seconds of intro are all tension, the body of the song is all ecstatic release; there's no build and release and build and release). Fink also notes that the band were having a hard time in Australia, which had not embraced Let There Be Rock, and that further fed into the album's bleak mood. AccurateRip Übersicht. Up to My Neck in You Lyrics. According to the Murray Engleheart book AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll, several songs that wound up on Powerage were started in July 1977 during the band's first rehearsals with Williams at Albert Studios, including "Kicked in the Teeth", "Up to My Neck in You", an early version of "Touch Too Much" (which would later appear on the follow up album "Highway to Hell"), and possibly "Riff Raff". Powerage has come to occupy such a huge place in AC/DC mythology that it's hard to look at it dispassionately. Gone Shootin' 8. Gone shootin' She's gone Gone gone gone Gone shootin' My baby's gone shootin' Gone shooting, how am I gonna get her down ... "Powerage" (1978) Rock 'N' Roll Damnation. Nowhere is it rough around the edges, every song belongs and deserves its place in the tracklist. And that's what he wanted for Powerage. They were very big on lots of Motown tricks.". They signed a singer and got a lyricist, as well." But by God, did Vanda and Young throw everything at it to make it a hit. Albert Studios there in Sydney was a great little rock and roll room...Great producers. The album boasts the hit songs quot;Rock 'N' Roll Damnation,quot; quot;Riff Raff,quot; quot;Sin Cityquot; and quot;Gone Shootin'.quot; The original album was digitally remastered for a cleaner sound in 2003 for a vinyll pressing to kill for. Track 1 akkurat gelesen (Zuversicht 7) [D1CDA9FF] Track 2 akkurat gelesen (Zuversicht 8) [445E54D9] In early 1978, the band returned to Sydney to record their next album. On Powerage he stripped away the bawdiness, and reined in the malevolence: he seems more like an observer than a participant. Download Pdf. 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But it's telling, too, that when a band comes along that wants to capture the sound of AC/DC – bands like Airbourne or Rhino Bucket – it's not Back In Black they try to recreate; instead it's usually as if they're trying to make the album AC/DC might have made between Powerage and Highway To Hell, where the sound and toughness of the former meets the accessibility of the latter. It had a 'harder' sound than the later version, with small variations in vocals, guitar tracks, or both, and occasionally extra sections and longer or shorter fades. Gimme A Bullet 4. However, Powerage would be the final Bon Scott-era studio album the band would record with the team of Harry Vanda and George Young, who had produced all of the band's albums up to that point (George was the older brother of Angus and Malcolm; he and Vanda had enjoyed their own pop success with the Easybeats in the 1960s), the feeling from Atlantic being that a more commercial producer might do wonders for the band's profile in the lucrative American market. We have an official Gone Shootin tab made by UG professional guitarists. 133 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in the US, eventually achieving platinum certification. 7.3K 8. It was the first AC/DC album to feature Cliff Williams on bass, and it was also the first AC/DC album not to have a title track (aside from the Australia-only High Voltage album). AC/DC - Pandora. powerage Merited for its song variety, artistic expression and sonic clarity, Powerage is favored by many aficionados to be AC/DC’s most accomplished performance in a studio setting. "Sin City", which the band would perform frequently in concert, explores the seductive charms and dangers of Las Vegas, while "Kicked in the Teeth" addresses a two-faced woman with "two-faced lies". As Scott puts it', with equal parts disgust and empathy, in the most economical description of the squalor of addiction ever set to record: "I stirred my coffee with the same spoon.". The result was an album that seethes with barely controlled aggression. It's the bleakness that makes Powerage. Eddie Van Halen and Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards have stated that Powerage remains their favourite AC/DC record. As a wholly independent publication, we rely entirely on our ad bookings to keep The Quietus going. It's the least flashy, the most gritty, the least concerned with its audience, and the driest: one wouldn't be in the least surprised to be told Steve Albini had spent his entire career as an engineer/producer/recorder trying to capture its sound. Atlantic felt Powerage was too hard for US radio, which was where the label wanted the band to be, and Malcolm and Angus Young were perfectly willing to shake up everything surrounding the band to become the biggest rock band in the world. This mix is still used on all AC/DC, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 23:12. Tracks: 1. Great work environment. Williams, who could also sing background vocals, passed the audition and was asked to join the band. Lyrics to Gone Shootin' by AC/DC from the Powerage album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! Gone Shootin… Just a real fiery, energetic work environment. 10. That meant George Young and Harry Vanda stepping aside as producers, to be replaced by first Eddie Kramer and then, of course, Mutt Lange. Tabbed by: Vinny A. The Powerage sessions officially got going in January 1978 and stretched over a period of about eight weeks. Sin City 6. In 2007, a studio version of the song, with Brian Johnson on vocals, was included on the second disc of Plug Me In. In December they played a set in front of a small audience at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City which was broadcast live over Radio WIOQ in Philadelphia and hosted by Ed Sciaky. A lot of real rock and roll AC/DC fans, the real pure rock and roll guys. [7] The album has remained a favourite of Malcolm Young, who was quoted in AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll as saying, "I know a lot of people respect it. It was the band's fourth studio album released internationally and the fifth to be released in Australia. Crucially – I've made this point before, but it bears repeating: Powerage is the only AC/DC album entirely free of sexual innuendo. "Gone Shootin" might have the best groove of any AC/DC song and sees Angus dropping down with an incredible, bluesy solo. AC/DC Powerage CD $8.99; X3CDAC04 2 reviews AC/DC Powerage CD $8.99; X3CDAC04 2 reviews This item is out of stock. AC/DC's third U.S. release, 1978's Powerage, followed the blueprint set by 1977's Let There Be Rock — tales of the hard life merged with lethal, cranked-to-ten, unpolished hard rock. Spitzenpegel 100.0 % Bereichsqualität 100.0 % Kopie CRC 05B9A4A3 Kopie OK. Keine Fehler aufgetreten. Check out the tab » Backing track. Kicked In The Teeth Credits: Produced by Harry Vanda & George Young Recorded at Albert Studios in Sydney, February-March 1978 On 'Gone Shootin'' there's even a woman entirely free of sexual desire, who wants only oblivion. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Powerage on Discogs. ", AllMusic gives Powerage a rating of three and a half out of five stars, stating that while "it is the most uneven of" AC/DC's 1970s material, the album still contained a "few genuine classics", specifically mentioning "Down Payment Blues" and "Up to My Neck in You". Tonebridge. The final two tracks, Up To My Neck In You and Kicked In The Teeth, also exemplify this new dynamic.Although both date back to the earlier Powerage sessions of six months before, only the latter sounds like it comes from an earlier era, Bon literally screaming over the intro about a ‘two-faced woman’ telling ‘two-faced lies’.. Keith Richards knows a thing or two about rock’n’roll. After a 12-date European tour opening for Black Sabbath in April, bassist Mark Evans was fired from AC/DC on 3 May 1977. Tracks: Rock'N'Roll Damnation, Down Payment Blues, Gimme A Bullet, Riff Raff, Sin City, What's Next To The Moon , Gone Shootin' , … "What's Next to the Moon", with its allusions to Casey Jones and Clark Kent, as well as the elusive "Gone Shootin'" and the unapologetic "Down Payment Blues" ("I know I ain't doin' much, but doin' nothin' means a lot to me"), clearly show that Scott's writing, much like the band's sound, had evolved from the novelties of the group's early albums. Up to My Neck in You 9. Needless to say, when AC/DC handed in Powerage to Atlantic, the label didn't hear a hit single, and this was meant to be the point at which the band started producing hit singles. GONE SHOOTIN' Lyrics (1978) (Young, Young & Scott) Feel the pressure rise Hear the whistle blow Bought a ticket of her own accord To I dunno Packed your heart in a travellin' bag And never said bye bye Something missing in the neighbourhood Of her cryin' eyes I stirred my coffee with the same spoon Knew her favourite tune Gone shootin' On 'Gone Shootin'' there's even a woman entirely free of sexual desire, who wants only oblivion. That Powerage is the only AC/DC album title not to feature in a chorus of one of their songs speaks about one of the record’s key virtues: subtlety. Powerage. In an interview with Bass Frontiers, Cliff Williams recalls the sessions fondly: "The guys had already been in the studio for a while and we went in to do what turned out to be the Powerage album. It's an oddity both musically and lyrically: it's a song so stripped back it's barely there. And yet, and yet, and yet …, And yet there's some germ of truth in what they say. That's about the closest we ever got to an experiment." In some territories, Powerage omitted "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" due to a rushed job in getting the LP to pressing plants in time for the release date, hence "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" (which was not yet completed) was omitted, "Cold Hearted Man" was added, and the rushed mixes are different from the 'finished' mixes that were thereafter used. Tambourine to get the groove. There's no framing device, no sitars, no psychedelic whimsy. Down Payment Blues 3. [10] Kerrang! Which if you notice is just like [John-Paul Young's] 'Love Is In The Air'. The European vinyl edition (specifically, the first UK pressing of the LP) included "Cold Hearted Man", a song that was not previously released, and would not be released on any other AC/DC album until 2009's AC/DC Backtracks boxed set. The song was packaged on a single-sided 12-inch single in the 1987 boxed set. “Gone Shootin'” is the 7th song off of 1978’s Powerage. Which, Fink writes in his book The Youngs, was what George Young – Malcolm and Angus's older brother, and the album's co-producer with Harry Vanda – had wanted, stirring the group into antagonism. Dateiname K:\Audi\ACDC\1995 Australian Edition\1978 – Powerage\AC-DC – Powerage.wav. It was the band's fourth studio album released internationally and the fifth to be released in Australia. Initial editions of the European (UK) LP release featured a different mix of the album. [8] In 1994, Bon Scott biographer Clinton Walker opined in his book Highway to Hell that "altogether, Powerage just seemed to lack the uncompromising coherence and relentless body and soul that was its predecessor's greatness." Powerage is the most extreme AC/DC record. We were in London, I went to their apartment and they told me they wanted to get rid of Mark. – is laid out in full, 'What's Next To The Moon' is the album's strangest and most compelling track, the one where the claims that Powerage is experimental bear the most truth. Browning feared that Pattenden was too old and didn't fit the band's image, so he instead pushed for Englishman Cliff Williams, who had previously played with Home and Bandit. There's such a different approach on this record that's hard to really pinpoint what it is, it's just focused and more solid. Support tQ's work by becoming a subscriber and enjoy the benefits of bonus essays, podcasts and exclusively-commissioned new music. "Bon was a street poet – he described it as 'toilet wall' poetry," former AC/DC manager Michael Browning explained to Peter Watts of Uncut in 2013. Him and Angus didn't see eye to eye. If you love what we do, you can help tQ to continue bringing you the best in cultural criticism and new music by joining one of our subscription tiers. 'Sin City' is a growling and dare I say forewarning look at Las Vegas infidelity, while 'Up to My Neck in You' and 'Gone Shootin' (a true classic) are superb. Without the triptych of 'Down Payment Blues', 'Gimme A Bullet' and 'What's Next To The Moon', the more triumphant tracks (though it's all relative, here) wouldn't cut through the fog. The song became more widely available through the boxed set of Bon Scott-era vinyl LP albums in 1981. Kicked in the Teeth. I think that's the most under-rated album of them all. powerage is somewhat a second rate version of let there be rock but of course sin city is always classic and the long forgotten but really good gone shootin until it appeared on the beavis and butthead movie not all that bad i guess. They used to have a sort of tit-for-tat thing going, but nothing that I would have ever thought was going to be gig-threatening." Cold Hearted Man Lyrics. Powerage was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. [1] Edwin Faust of Stylus Magazine considers Powerage "AC/DC’s best album...because it isn’t simply about sex, drinking and tongue-in-cheek Satanism", but shows a band "growing up". Down Payment Blues. What's Next To The Moon 7. For vinyl variations containing "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation", the single version was used, with "Riff Raff" having a fade out to accommodate the extra time on Side A. It meant them sacking their manager, Michael Browning. "What's Next to the Moon" features great lyrics and an equally great chorus, whereas "Up to My Neck in You" is the definition of the word Rock N … Riff Raff 5. Please whitelist our site in order to continue to access The Quietus. "My brother George said: 'Your first album and your second album, these are a lot of songs you've had for years, and you've worked on them and refined on them, so when you hear them you go: That's a band playing that.' The bluesy coda on "Down Payment Blues", is also excluded from this version. Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. As well as the unparalleled joy of keeping the publication alive, you'll receive benefits including exclusive editorial, podcasts, and specially-commissioned music by some of our favourite artists. Crank it up for the full fury of hard rock at it's primal best. Sales figures tell us they were right to do so. Title: Powerage Format: CD Tracklist: Down payment blues Gimme a bullet Riff raff Sin City Gone Shootin ' Up to My Neck in You Kicked in the teeth. The hit single secured, the pressure was on to go to the next level. For example, "Sin City" was the first song on side 1, while "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" was the first song on side 2. Many of AC/DC's early albums were altered for release in other markets, and this practice continued with Powerage, although it was the first LP to be released nearly simultaneously in both Australian and international markets and the first to use just one cover image for both. What's Next To The Moon. Powerage was a first in the sense that it debuted bassist Cliff Williams, but it really is more of a final curtain to the band's early years.It would be the last produced by Vanda & Young, the legendary Australian production team who also helmed hits by the Easybeats, and it was the last before AC/DC became superstars. However, "Powerage" is a totally different album all together. Loaded with sex, drugs, satanic panic and plenty of fight, it remains an iconic album from 1978. 9. This album is a must-have for fans of the band.Tracks:1.1 Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 1.2 Down Payment Blues 1.3 Gimme a Bullet 1.4 Riff Raff 1.5 Sin City 1.6 What's Next to the Moon 1.7 Gone Shootin' 1.8 The hooks. If that doesn't work, please visit our help page. The album was later remixed for the American market, with the new mix replacing the original European mix, and becoming the global standard. Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Powerage, still, is peerless. To find out more, click here. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC book claims that George Young played bass on all tracks. The promotional album, Live from the Atlantic Studios would be released on the 1997 Bonfire box set. "[9], In 2005, Powerage was ranked number 325 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. 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