Riff Raff


‘I was thinking that Priest were as heavy as it got and that Kiss were up there right alongside of them.  That is when Schnoz put on If You Want Blood, You Got It.  The opening chords of ‘Riff Raff’ crashed out of the expensive ghetto blaster’s twin speakers and I knew right then and there that AC/DC were the heaviest band in the world.  My fuck, what a sound!”.  The Story of Rock and Roll – James Daubeney

Coming out of Australia in the early 70’s AC/DC set the rock world alight. In Bon Scott’s biography Highway to Hell by Clinton Walker he tells of how on AC/Dc’s first visit to the UK they were playing in a working mans pub. The place was pretty empty but after the first set is was completely empty. The band figured that they hadn’t gone down well at all and that really all they could do was order a couple of pints and comiserate. Suddenly the place was packed to the rafters. The few people who had been there at the start of the show had rushed out to call all of their mates. It was a sign of things to come and as Bon Scott put Angus on his shoulders for the first time it was pretty clear that this band were going to be huge. Check out http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/90439.Highway_to_Hell