‘Prolific’ is a word that doesn’t seem to do justice to the early days of AC/DC. Their first nine albums were released in the span of just six years. Now that I’ve taken the time to look back more thoroughly at those early years than I ever have before, I realise something. Those first few years and first few albums were a band still figuring out who they were, what their sound was, what they were good at.
Like a comedian taking a rough premise to the stage, then hoping the punch lines come to them under the heat of the spotlight, AC/DC basically put their rehearsals and formative growing pains out there for the world to hear. One of those formative years that I think could be seen as a clear bridge between the heavy blues oriented really early years, and the more heavy rock-reliant boom years, is Let There Be Rock. (more…)