THE ALBUM SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock (1977)
Are you ready for some loud raunchy nasty rock 'n' roll? If so then LET THERE BE ROCK!!! This is the best of the Bon Scott era AC/DC albums, released 35 years ago in 1977. It reached number 154 on the US Billboard Album charts. This, the bands 4th studio album, was the last to feature bassist Mark Evans. The title track 'Let There Be Rock', 'Bad Boy Boogie', a shortened version of 'Problem Child', 'Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie' are the highlights, and that's nearly the whole album. Bon Scott and the boys are in your face throughout the whole record, showing just how bad these boys are. One of the things about this record I like best is that it shows the youth of the band, how raw they approached their music, and it shows in the musicianship just how hard these boys were willing to work to please their audience. It definitely has that 70's hard rock feel to it, which is fantastic. Highly recommended, especially if you haven't heard this album before. After you hear it again (or for the first time) you will declare "LET THERE BE ROCK"!!!