Post by maninasuitcase on Nov 19, 2017 9:12:10 GMT
Sad news indeed. The family has had two sons pass away recently with George Young (1946-2017) going in October. George was the founder of the Aussie band The Easybeats who hit the big time with 'Friday on My Mind' in 1966.
RIP to both Young brothers.
Honestas non est optimum consilium est: consilium non solum est.
I saw them a few times, ALWAYS full on! Always rated Malcolm as a true rhythm player. Just plugged in and did his job with no fuss. I'm pretty sure the band will stop now. Powerage, If You Want Blood and Highway To Hell are just brilliant albums. Back in Black isn't an album I care for, too soon after Bon with Brian Johnson a poor replacement in my opinion.
AC/DC were a great rock band without going over into pure heavy metal.
I liked their good run of hit singles in the late 70s-early 80s period, which spanned the changeover from Bon Scott to Brian Johnson who were both powerful, charismatic vocalists. Alongside them was the distinctive 'schoolboy' character of Angus Young.
Underpinning all of this was the drive of brother Malcolm.
Brilliant rhythm guitarist and he always kept everything solid. Superb riffs and distinctive backing vocals as well. AC/DC were a band the punks found favour with too.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"