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Dirty Deeds Done Cheap Original recording remastered, Import
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I started to type which tracks were the stand outs but theres not a weak track on this album.
Favourites are Love at first feel, Ride on and Aint no fun...
A must for any ACDC fans collection
Ok it is 'raw' - none of the clean produced Back in Black (still one of my favourites) but it is fantastic.
Dry, powerful and oozing quality - Bon at his best - as good as his fantastic Highway to Hell.
The band play in an 'older' rock and roll style but the DC drive is there. Angus may not shine through as he does later but that lets the tracks be balanced.
Above all, this just shows what a quality act AC-DC is and is a fitting tribute to Bon Scott - I hope he is down there, beer in one hand, women in another with this playing at full blast in the background.
I am not worthy...
And that is the difference between the very best riff merchants like AC/DC and the millions of also rans who would die to get anything near theirs (think Crue, Ratt, Twisted etc.,).
Bon Scott is one of those unique rock singers (like Freddie, Ozzy, and Morrison) who seems to be able to embody the songs. You feel as if he is singing to you directly from within his world. Always conflating sex with love (Love at first feel) he basks in his sexual potency and revels in demoniacal desire ('I lead a life of crime...'). Bon's world view is one in which everybody is corrupt, especially those offering love, frequently presenting himself as a gleeful sinner ('for a fee, I'm happy to be, your back door man').
Of course these points cover the entire Bon Scott era and Dirty Deeds is simply another essential classic among many.
While Angus is the star guitar player and Phil, Mark and Malcolm deliver the killer backing, Bon is my real idol in AC/DC. As a kid he was like a big brother and with lyrics like those in Ain't No Fun (waiting 'round to be a millionaire) he really identifies with you.
Songs like Dirty Deeds and the finger licking Squealer just ooze dirty sleaze.Read more ›
The reason this album is so well know, disproportionately so against others in the catalogue, is that the label initially refused to release this album in the USA. They only did so as a cash in after BIB became such a monster hit, as a result it was snapped up by fans wanting more. This has led to this album being more revered than many of their better records.
Now, all this said, it is absolutely not a bad album. There are some cracking tracks on this and I do think anyone who has a decent interest in AC/DC need to snap this one up, but not as one of the first purchases.
Track by track:
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - Rightly considered a classic. Dark, catchy, dangerous and tongue-in-cheek. (10)
Love at First Feel - Solidly okay track, Stripped down bluesy rock (7)
Big Balls - Your reaction to this song depends n your own viewpoint. If you can just let yourself go with the single-entendre nonsense and campery, it's a good chuckle of a track. If not, its base humour at its worst. I should hate it, but I don't. (7)
Rocker - It does what it says on the tin. A rock n' roll song about being a rocker. Dumb, fun and a good 'un. (8)
Problem Child - About as close to social commentary as AC/DC ever got - thankfully! Bon Scott has a great time on this, warning people to stay away cause he's so dangerous. (7)
There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' - More Status Quo than AC/DC in my opinion. It's fine but unspectacular.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is AC/DCs third studio album and the second to be released internationally, in 1976 (the same year as High Voltage was released). Read morePublished 27 days ago by Chunky Monkey
Not impressed at all.
For the amount you pay you would expect more content (lyrics etc.) to be on the print.
Wouldn't recommend it.
Absolutely brilliant, very different to their modern stuff though. Songs written with a bit of a naughty side.Published 2 months ago by E. Gironi
Definitely in the top 5 of AC/DC's best albums. Bon Scott's lyrics are on top form. In the song 'Big Balls' he sings about the kind of balls posh people gather at (think... Read morePublished 3 months ago by 42-39-56