AC/DC - Live on BBC, 1976All right, all right – settle down. I know that you, my faithful readers, get tired of me posting music only I find interesting. But how fun would things here be if all I ever posted was Zeppelin boots?
In appreciation of your patience, I found an old AC/DC live recording for you; something originally broadcast by the BBC back on July 8, 1976. The location was the Paris Theatre in London, which the Beeb used to use for live performances. AC/DC were on their first tour of the U.K., the “Lock Up Your Daughters” tour.
The sound quality here is very good. The performance of the band itself, though, is an interesting contrast to the AC/DC that would appear a couple of years later on the If You Want Blood live album. The audience here is sedate, almost polite, and the band itself rips through the five songs mostly staying faithful to the album sound and with little of the snarl of later performances. You’d think they were trying to make a good impression or something.
A couple of the tracks performed at this show, “Soul Stripper” and “Baby, Please Don’t Go” were released on AC/DC’s debut Australian album, but didn’t show up here in the States until the 1984 ’74 Jailbreak. Also be warned that you’re going to hear Pete Drummond chat between each of the songs.
Pete Drummond Introduction.mp3
It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll).mp3
Baby, Please Don’t Go.mp3