My whole life, I’ve had to listen to my dad bang on about the Easybeats. “George Young and Harry Vander from the Easybeats are the only reason there’s an AC/DC”. “They sold more albums in Australian than The Beatles”. “Your mother’s a terrible cook.” I’m not sure what the third one has to do with the Easybeats, but I just felt like I needed to round out his top 3 topics of conversation.
Reading an AC/DC biography, I learned that the first statement is absolutely true. Without the guiding hand of their big brother George, Angus and Malcolm Young would never have had the business brains to make their band one of the biggest in rock history. I still have no idea if the Easybeats really sold more records in Australian than the Beatles and this is no forum to discuss my mum’s culinary skills. So, if for no other reason than to maybe have a fresh response next time my dad insists on talk about this band, I listened to Good Friday. (more…)