AC/DC 1973 – 1980: The Bon Scott Years

Jeff Apter Early thun­der from down un­der.

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff Stuff - Essi Bere­lian

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.

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