Released in Europe on June 23, 1977, October 14, 1977 in USA. Recorded at Albert Studios in Sydney, Australia. Produced by Harry Vanda and George Young.
The song 'Whole Lotta Rosie' (translated as 'Entirely Rosie') tells of one of the many girls had by singer Bon Scott, particularly the forms 'abundant'.
- Go down
- Dog eat dog
- Let there be rock
- Bad boy boogie
- Problem child
- Hell Is not a bad place to be
- Whole lotta Rosie
The original European version, the song 'PROBLEM CHILD' was replaced by 'CRABSODY IN BLUE'
All songs written (Young / Young / Scott)
Angus Young - Guitar
Malcolm Young - Guitar
Bon Scott - Item
Mark Evans - Bass
Phil Rudd - Drums
It differs from the published version in the rest of the world from the cover and the tracklist. In fact it is present, as in the first European versions, the song 'CRABSODY IN BLUE' instead of 'PROBLEM CHILD'
SONGS PUBLISHED AS A SINGLE
- Let there be rock
- Dog eat dog
- Whole lotta Rosie
- Problem Child
Review of Diego "GibsonSG"
Raucous, violent, dirty, immortal, laden, without mercy ...... 1000 different adjectives are not enough to describe what is probably the greatest Hard Rock albums of all time.
"Let there be Rock" un'assalto sound, a declaration of war in a time when, in 1977, the music world took a lot of different folds, from punk to new wave, and disco. While the blood genres, such as Rock'n Roll, Blues, Rhithm 'n Blues and even Jazz, were preparing to cross the biggest crisis ever, culminating in 1979, AC / DC, with an album Hard Rock of the most violent and "beaten" of all time, made itself heard, finally in the United States, already half long coveted.
AC / DC, coming from a musical reality not exactly in step with the times, or the Australian, had already made records of great respect, but, unlike the English and American competition, their style was slightly more "old", a little '"back", at least when compared to the bands in Europe and America.
It was only when they moved to England in 'April 1976 and came into contact with a more modern musical reality, they could then process the new disk with the freshest ideas, make their current Boogie madman, and affect an album- masterpiece.
Yes, because if "Back in Black" is their greatest album from a sales point of view, maturity, class and quality of composition, however, is to "Let there be Rock" due to the palm of masterpiece, because broke the world record as a bolt from the blue, a veritable assault hoarse, and no one could imagine that a Boogie band of hard alcohol, from Australia and working with a genre so already widely exploited, could come out with a product so renewed, so rough and brilliant, but at the same time attached to their roots of Rock 'n' boogie.
And many over the years, have praised this rumorossimo 33 rpm, Tony Iommi to Pete Townshend to Slash, considering it a true masterpiece. The case of "Back in Black" was different, the album came out after a period of increasing maturation and constant adaptation to what the chart of demanding rock, while still dictating the law, and prefixing a sound that everyone in the years to come , they would use as the main reference.
But we enter the heart of the album, the departure is immediately furious, "Go Down" is having fun in his incessant Boogie, a song with a great groove, which reveals just like AC / DC have now found their precise identity. Here, the guitars lay down the law, the song sounds like a shuffle, but it is not, are the guitars with their rhythmic give meaning to this song, Phil Rudd almost take away the scepter of principal conductor of the rhythm, in testimony as the Young brothers succeed in transforming a song, with its very personal arrangements.
"Dog eat dog" is a song very simple and straightforward, a "wonder of three agreements" as written by Mark Putterford. This song, along with "Go Down", again along a route known to AC / DC, in short, so far everything is normal, but innovations are coming, "Let there be Rock" is the third song, which gives the kick-off at the turn, and the legend. Biblical passage, in the true sense of the term, a colossus in the career of AC / DC, the song that best represents the philosophy behind their music.
A song that does not allow breath, sezine rhythmic bass and drums, they create a sound carpet indestructible granite, on it the guitars of Young have never been so cruel and furious, the solos are textbook, Angus Young proves to be a virtuous of its kind, with an imagination and a taste shared by few.
And above this unstoppable crescendo, Bon Scott, improvised prophet sings the story of the Rock, with a biblical flavor and absolute, in short, a song that only contains all the energy, thought and the soul of rock 'n roll here played by one of the bands of greater authority in the field.
With "Bad boy boogie" AC / DC is definitely fall in their new identity, a song tied to their origins, but with a fresh, renewed and for the first time, very heavy, "angry", a cry of war, and while Bon Scott sings of being a bad guy, the real evil comes from guitars of the Young brothers, one complements the other, cross each other, support, their parts in unison mixed together create a veritable wall of sound , Malcolm Young is a machine, and combined with the ultra-compact rhythm section of Phil Rudd and Mark Evans, then becomes deadly, and Angus is increasingly histrionic and epileptic, here in its most incandescent solos ever.
"Overdose" is a small leap backwards, surely the most underrated song, but that really has charisma to spare, in his gait so typically 70 Rock, and even here the band does not save energy, Bon sings his way to a ' man in love, while the band unleashes a style very "on the road" for a song to a certain extent "suffered", the less musically playful album, where the band sits for a moment, waiting for the last furious tracks . To say also that the voice of Bon Scott, in this album improves, becomes less thin, and begins to acquire a lot more personality, an improvement in gradually increasing, until the climax of "Highway to Hell".
At this point, a song already known to fans (European) AC / DC, the "Problem Child", another immortal masterpiece of the band, originally appeared in "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", a song that actually does, however, make a leap Back to the album, having a sound that is very compact, we find a piece with a different sound, clearly coming from a 'another album. The song replaces "Crabsody in Blue", present in the Australian version, in my opinion much more suitable, in terms of sound and context.
A slow blues and dripping sweat, with a text of the most ironic and always explicit, as part of a Bon Scott increasingly alluring and daredevil, as opposed to an Angus, who plays one of his own suffered more than ever. The last two tracks on the album are part of the legend, even today among the most anticipated moments live, "Hell Is not a bad place to be" and "Whole Lotta Rosie." Two of the tracks in the absolute most beautiful and immortal, AC / DC, who therefore say of two songs of this magnitude?
The first in the context of this album is further cooled style, a new musical dimension that is able to donate to the band, that sense of authority, that talent carried to extremes, with a Bon Scott, who accompanies us in hell, and there prepares elaborate the final rush, which had never equal.
I refer of course to "Whole Lotta Rosie", the song definitely the wildest ever recorded by Angus and Associates, a continuous nervous chase between a womanizer and fluffy Bon Scott more than ever, and a glowing band with Angus here is a true master.
The piece is triggered, fast, an erupting volcano, with the guitar of Angus on the final explodes in a single, fast and tense, a test to master, great confirmation of a talent continues to grow, that win a place in history , as a true icon of rock guitarist and one of the best that this genre has ever had. Indeed, probably the biggest.
In essence, the album is as I said, un'assalto sound gun cotton, which does not spare the listener even a moment, a party to the sound of pounding, really angry and Hard Rock honest, on this record, in its absolute highest artistic expression.