9 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Years of musical knowledge and understanding had passed between Angus and Malcolm Young by the time High Voltage announced the arrival of a new Australian take on rock. The brothers’ hours of performing and working together and obsessing over Chuck Berry and early heavy rock ’n’ roll insured that the songs on this album would be locked-down and and road-tested. With Bon Scott on board, this 1976 American release (technically a compilation of two Australian albums) reduced rock ’n’ roll down to rhythm, riffs and raunch. Scott sounds positively feral on “Rock ’n’ Roll Singer” while “T.N.T.” and “Live Wire” laid down the template for the band’s future: primal, monstrous riffs and sneering lyrics riddled with innuendo.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Years of musical knowledge and understanding had passed between Angus and Malcolm Young by the time High Voltage announced the arrival of a new Australian take on rock. The brothers’ hours of performing and working together and obsessing over Chuck Berry and early heavy rock ’n’ roll insured that the songs on this album would be locked-down and and road-tested. With Bon Scott on board, this 1976 American release (technically a compilation of two Australian albums) reduced rock ’n’ roll down to rhythm, riffs and raunch. Scott sounds positively feral on “Rock ’n’ Roll Singer” while “T.N.T.” and “Live Wire” laid down the template for the band’s future: primal, monstrous riffs and sneering lyrics riddled with innuendo.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
459 Ratings

459 Ratings

seahawkscout ,

FINALLY

I've been waiting for AC/DC to come to iTunes forever. High Voltage was a fantastic beginning to AC/DC's fantastic catalog. Angus Young's screeching riffs combined with Bon Scott's wailing lead to a blues-saturated rock-fest that is impossible not to love.

Kup ,

My Favorite

Though their formula has changed little over the years - here is where it all began and remains my favorite. Straight forward blues based guitar rock with that AC/DC humor in all its glory…….

Ry Postell ,

Hurray!!!

I am so excited for AC/DC to finally be on iTunes! This is by far their best album and one of my favorite albums of all time!

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