AC/DC 1973 – 1980: The Bon Scott Years
Jeff Apter Early thunder from down under.
Another AC/DC book to add to the heap of those already published and piled as high as a Marshall stack, although this one’s better than some out there.
Author Jeff Apter has the credentials to recount the true war stories about one of Oz’s finest rock exports, but that’s not quite what this book offers. Instead it’s a chronological retelling of the band’s early years written in chunks, rather like a rock’n’roll diary, the material curated impressively from a huge number of sources, not least the vast amount of info on the internet, and listed in the back of the book. The result is a bit like reading an unofficial scrapbook of press cuttings, and lacks an authorial voice, but it more than makes up for it with plenty of momentum. Anyone new to AC/DC (seriously, who would that be?) could do worse than picking up a copy.