Angus Young

mcdonaldkd

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I've been on a bit of an AC/DC kick lately. The last day or so, I have been working on "Have a Drink on Me." There is a lifetime of great, greasy blues licks all through Angus' stuff that I never appreciated until I started breaking his solos down. This is a lesson I never expected but greatly appreciate!
 

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Oh yeah, I just saw them this summer and it was killer. I love Malcolm and Angus equally for different reason. My fav solo is 'Rock N' Roll ain't Noise Pollution'. Man, he is so far behind the beat (in a great way) on that one!!
 

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I've been on a bit of an AC/DC kick lately. The last day or so, I have been working on "Have a Drink on Me." There is a lifetime of great, greasy blues licks all through Angus' stuff that I never appreciated until I started breaking his solos down. This is a lesson I never expected but greatly appreciate!
awesome
i never really liked AC?DC
...but i learned to play back in black and you shook me all nite long.

..a lot of fun to play.
 

CALI68

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I've been on a bit of an AC/DC kick lately. The last day or so, I have been working on "Have a Drink on Me." There is a lifetime of great, greasy blues licks all through Angus' stuff that I never appreciated until I started breaking his solos down. This is a lesson I never expected but greatly appreciate!
I had a very similar experience lately when my band decided to play Highway to Hell. WAY more groove to that solo than meets the eye! Angus is a monster but VERY easily taken for granted since his solos are so familiar to our ears.

-Chris
 

sundaypunch

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awesome
i never really liked AC?DC
...but i learned to play back in black and you shook me all nite long.

..a lot of fun to play.
I have listened to Back in Black probably a thousand times. What still gets me is how strong that album is even if you were to leave off these two mega-hits.
 

SteveO

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I had a very similar experience lately when my band decided to play Highway to Hell. WAY more groove to that solo than meets the eye! Angus is a monster but VERY easily taken for granted since his solos are so familiar to our ears.

-Chris
Trying playing those solos while thrashing around like he does, it gets all the more impressive!
 

ABKB

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Great feel, great tone! No, he's not re-inventing the wheel, but who cares with phrasing like that.
 

Flinx

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I have listened to Back in Black probably a thousand times. What still gets me is how strong that album is even if you were to leave off these two mega-hits.
Back in Black is a masterpiece...Mal and Angus have tried to capture that lightening in a bottle and have always come up short...some good tries but that album was pure magic and will always be their highwater mark.
 

plagtr2

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Malcolm and Angus are the epitome of rock'n'roll. Simply the best.
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The Brothers are one of the main reasons I picked up a guitar in the first place. Rock & Roll, pure & simple.
 

sgthrasher

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+100000!!
They should be in Websters dictionary under Rock n Roll. End of story.

If it wasn't for them two cats I'd never picked up a guitar in the first place.
 

HoboMan

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Angus is the reason I play guitar.
I just spent the morning watching AC/DC YouTube videos.
 

mcdonaldkd

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I completely agree that Mal is the most underrated player going. My original post was about what great, greasy licks Angus plays, and that I never really appreciated how cool and thoughtful and playful those licks were until recently - when I started breaking down a few of his solos. I am working on "Have a Drink on Me" right now.

I should have probably said that learning to play an AC/DC song through - both rhythm and lead parts - is a really great overall lesson. Those songs sound so simple, but when you really try to re-create that sound and precision across all of the parts, good luck to you. These guys are just great players, and I am learning loads of stuff by breaking down their songs. As I said before, it is a welcome lesson that I did not really expect.
 




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