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Live album · 1978

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1. Riff Raff (5:59)
2. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (4:10)
3. Bad Boy Boogie (7:29)
4. The Jack (5:48)
5. Problem Child (4:40)
6. Whole Lotta Rosie (4:05)
7. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation (3:41)
8. High Voltage (5:05)
9. Let There Be Rock (8:33)
10. Rocker (3:24)

Total Time 52:42


- Bon Scott / vocals
- Angus Young / guitar
- Malcolm Young / guitar, vocals
- Cliff Williams / bass, vocals
- Phil Rudd / drums

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13 October 1978 (INT)
21 November 1978 (US)
27 November 1978 (AUS)

Recorded live at Apollo Theatre, Glasgow Scotland, 30, April, 1978.

A remastered version was released in 2003 by Epic Records.

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"If You Want Blood You've Got It" is a live album by Australian hard rock act AC/DC. The album was released through Atlantic Records in October 1978 in the UK and December 1978 in the US. The 10 tracks were recorded on the 30th of April 1978 at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow. More tracks were recorded but not used for the album.

AC/DC have always felt most comfortable in a live setting, which is why many of their studio albums are recorded as "live" as possible. AC/DC were never an act who spend months in the studio and that working method have always kept them sharp and their live performances tight and convincing. There is no better proof than "If You Want Blood You've Got It" that this is true. It´s sweaty, heavy and hard rocking bluesy rock´n´roll done the AC/DC way...and that´s a damn loud and entertaining way. Lead vocalist Bon Scott is in top form and I will argue that he sounds even better here than he does on the studio recordings. Full of energy and humour...what a powerhouse. The instrumental performances are also of high quality with an Angus Young "on fire" leading the show on top of an extremely tight rythm section and those loud distorted chords from brother Malcolm. The extented solo sections in "Bad Boy Boogie" and "Let There Be Rock" are blistering to say the least and thankfully they never overstay their welcome.

It´s a consistently great album but I can mention "Riff Raff", "Bad Boy Boogie", "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be", "The Jack" and especially "Whole Lotta Rosie" as some of the highlights. "If You Want Blood You've Got It" would actually make a great starting point to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. It certainly doesn´t make the early studio albums by the band redundant (they are all worth a purchase), but it provides a good insight to the brilliance of AC/DC in a live environment and a good representation of "classic" tracks from the early albums. A 4.5 star (90%) rating is fully deserved.
For me there are three AC/DC albums that are essential : "Highway To Hell" , "Back In Black" and this live document "If You Want Blood You've Got It".I had this one on vinyl back in the day and let me tell you that in the early eighties it was in constant rotation in my house.I've said before that AC/DC became my favourite band almost instantly after hearing "Highway To Hell" for the first time.I have seen AC/DC live twice.The first time at the CNE in Toronto for the "Who Made Who" tour.The thing that sticks out most in my mind about that concert was when the band went off for their break Angus stayed out and played until the band returned.I was in awe.I found out from the newspaper a couple of days later that the reason he did that was because "Who Made Who" turned gold in Canada first.It was a gift to the fans.I wouldn't see them again until Sarsstock at Downsview Park in Toronto.THE ROLLING STONES had put this concert together to help Toronto's economy after the negative effects of the Sars outbreaks.They asked AC/DC to help and they obliged.AC/DC had been opening for the STONES in Europe and they had developed an admiration for the Ozzies work ethic and the way the audiences loved them.RUSH would also play at this event and many other bands in this all day affair.There were between 450,000 and 500,000 people there including me.Afterwards everyone i talked to said AC/DC stole the show and i agreed even though my favourite band at this time was RUSH.Interesting that of the 12 songs AC/DC played 8 were from the Bon Scott days.That was surprising but so enjoyable.It was funs when the STONES finished up the night with their last song AC/DC came out and played with them including Mick and Angus trading barbs by way of vocals(Mick) and Guitar(Angus).It was really funny watching them go at it.I think my favourite track on this live album is "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be".I just love this song but then this whole album is like a greatest hits of the Bon Scott era. Thanks for letting me remember the good old days guys and i have to mention the You Tube video i watched tonight from 1978 of this band doing "Let There Be Rock".Absolutely incredible.Angus you are a god.

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