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AC/DC FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the hard rock band AC/DC.

This FAQ about the hard rock band AC/DC was compiled and written by Phil Rose acdcfaq@yahoo.com w with numerous contributions by others.

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Suggestions, corrections, additions, omissions, etc. are encouraged. Email me at:
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I want to give credit to Felix Buebl, the original creator of the FAQ (he was also the driving force in the creation of the alt.rock-n-roll.acdc newsgroup). I would also like to give credit to Peter Gormley who took such great care of the FAQ. Since its creation, the FAQ has remained essentially unchanged. Peter decided to update it, and make it available to the newsgroup on a regular basis. He has also credited people for contributions where appropriate.

I will continue to make it available to the newsgroup and hope I make as good a job of it as Peter did.

-01 Origins of AC/DC
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford] ...
-02 Members of AC/DC - Past & Present
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford] ...
-03 Atlantic Records Bio's of band members (AC/DC)
Here's biographies of the band members that Atlantic printed in ...
-04 Angus' Age (AC/DC)
[Info taked from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford] ...
-05 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part1
*************Here's the liner notes from a ...
-06 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part2
-07 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part3: Info on a pre AC/DC compilation cd
-08 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part4: Info on new Bon Scott single
[The following info is taken without permission from the website ...
-09 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part5: Bon Scott before AC/DC by Vince Lovegrove
-10 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part6: Fraternity Compilation CD Issued In Australia
Yet another great compilation from Glenn, Peter and Kevin at ...
-11 Bon Scott - Pre AC/DC part6: Bon Scott Compilation on "See for Miles" label
[Info thanks to Glenn Robertson, http://crabsodyinblue.tripod.com]...
-12 Brian Johnson - Pre AC/DC
[Info taken from the Christian Graf Rock Lexicon, Taurus Press,...
-13 Bon Scott - How he died (AC/DC)
[Info take from Hell Ain't No Bad Place To Be by Richard Bunton &...
-14 Brian Johnson - How he became AC/DC's singer
[Info take from Hell Ain't No Bad Place To Be by Richard Bunton &...
-15 What other bands have members of AC/DC been in, and what otheralbums have they played on?
[Thanks to Kjell Danielsson , and Arnaud ...
-16 US LP Discography (AC/DC)
Here's a listing of AC/DC's US lp's with track listings, and ...
-17 Remastered US CD releases (AC/DC) part1
1994
-18 Remastered US CD releases (AC/DC) part2
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU) Atco 92412-...
-19 Remastered US CD releases (AC/DC) part3
BACK IN BLACK Atco 92418-...
-20 Remastered US CD releases (AC/DC) part4 2003 REMASTERS
Epic Records aquired the AC/DC catalog and released remasterd ...
-21 Australian LP's with different tracks than US (AC/DC)
[Thanks to Felix Buebl]...
-22 German LP's with different tracks than US (AC/DC)
[Thanks to Felix Buebl]...
-23 Rare AC/DC songs
There are several flip sides of AC/DC singles that are now no longer ...
-24 AC/DC Videos
Regarding videos: There are different standards for video playback ...
-25 AC/DC Books part1
AC/DC by Malcolm Dome Proteus Books ...
-26 AC/DC Books part2
Highway to Hell The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon ...
-27 AC/DC Books part3
AC/DC - The World's Most Electrifying Rock'N'Roll ...
-28 AC/DC Books part4: Music Books
Original Angus Young-An Annotated Guide To The Guitar Technique ...
-29 AC/DC Multimedia
-30 AC/DC Bootlegs
There are countless AC/DC bootlegs in circulation...so many ...
-31 AC/DC Fanzines
Three of the major AC/DC Fanzines are:...
-32 AC/DC Tributes
There have been several AC/DC tribute cd's released. They are:...
-33 AC/DC DVDs
NO BULL Elektra 40192 Released ...
-34 1991 Tour Set Lists (AC/DC)
[Thanks to Ronald ...
-35 What's "The Jack" about? (AC/DC)
The Jack is an Australian term, slang for Venereal Disease (like ...
-36 Why wasn't Malcolm on the 1988 tour? (AC/DC)
At the time there were two reasons (rumours) as to the nature ...
-37 What kind of guitars do Angus and Malcolm play? (AC/DC)
Angus plays one type of guitar, a Gibson SG....
-38 Is 'Who Made Who' an AC/DC Greatest Hits cd?
Who Made Who is the soundtrack to the Steven King movie ...
-39 What are some WWW (World Wide Web) sites for AC/DC?
There are many excellent AC/DC websites. My best suggestion is ...
-40 What is Bon saying at the end of High Voltage? (AC/DC)
Something like: ...
-41 What are "Lurex Socks"? (AC/DC)
[Thanks to Ken Hillcoff]...
-42 Does AC/DC do a version of "My Favorite Things"?
[Thanks to Kyle Bichan <> and Ryan Vickmark ]...
-43 Are those real bagpipes on 'Its A Long Way To The Top'? (AC/DC)
Yes, those are real bagpipes on 'Its A Long Way To The Top (If ...
-44 Where did AC/DC get their name?
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford, & ...
-45 Does Malcolm play lead guitar on any AC/DC songs?
Yes. During an online chat in 1995, Angus confirmed that ...
-46 Is Rosie in the song 'Whole Lotta Rosie' a real person? (AC/DC)
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford]...
-47 Is Ruby in the song 'Go Down' a real person? (AC/DC)
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford]...
-48 Why does Angus wear the schoolboy suit? (AC/DC)
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford]...
-49 Wasn't there supposed to be an AC/DC comic book from Marvel?
Yes, it was mentioned in an MTV 'Week In Rock' story about ...
-50 What is Bon saying at the end of 'Night Prowler'? (AC/DC)
Bon says Shazbot...nano nano. This was Robin Williams' ...
-51 Is there a version of 'Back In Black' with Bon on vocals? (AC/DC)
[Info taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford]...
-52 Who are the "Dutch Damager" and the "Gorgeous Glaswegian" credited on the 'Flick Of The Switch" album? (AC/DC)
They are Harry Vanda and George Young, who lent AC/DC a hand ...
-53 Are Dave Evans and Mark Evans related? (AC/DC)
No.
-54 Why did Dave Evans/Mark Evans/Phil Rudd/Simon Wright/Chris Slade leave the band? (AC/DC)
[First 4 entries taken from 'Shock To The System' by Mark Putterford]...
-55 Did I hear some AC/DC lyrics in the movie "Mad Max"?
Yes. At the beginning of the movie, the Night Rider ...
-56 What is the "smoke" that Bon refers to in "Ain't No Fun..."? (AC/DC)
The smoke is an Australian slang term for the big city. When ...
-57 I really like the sound that Vanda & Young got on the early AC/DC albums. Did they produce any other Australian hard rock bands at the time that I might like?
There are two other noteworthy hard rock bands that Vanda & ...
-58 Brian Johnson and Jackyl? (AC/DC)
Brian Johnson appeared on stage with the hard rock group ...
-59 Who are the nephews of the Young brothers that are in rock bands? (AC/DC)
Stevie Young: Guitar player who had a band called 'Starfighters' ...
-60 What does Bon say on the live version of "The Jack" from IYWBYGI? (AC/DC)
On the live album If You Want Blood.... after Bon sings She told ...
-61 Brian and Cliff rocking in Florida? (AC/DC)
Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams appeared at a fundraising concert ...
-62 What bands have been support acts for AC/DC?
-63 What's this about an AC/DC postage stamp?
It is true. AC/DC are one of 12 Australian rock'n'roll artists ...
-64 AC/DC's original singer has a new cd?
[Info thanks to Glenn Robertson, http://crabsodyinblue.tripod.com]...
-65 AC/DC did a version of the Little Richard song Lucille?
There is a bootleg single with the Bon tunes Carry Me Home and ...
-66 So how many songs came out of the Stiff Upper Lip sessions? (AC/DC)
According to news reports at the end of the sessions, 17 songs were ...
-67 What is BOD? (AC/DC)
[Thanks to To The Top for this explanation.] ...
-68 Does Bon Scott sing a version of "Back In Black"? (AC/DC)
NO. What you heard is from the Thunderbolt tribute, with Joe ...
-69 Is there a reference list of acronyms for AC/DC songs?
Yes there is...here's an alphabetical listing...thanks to DOOF ...









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