AC/DC Star Looks Back

(Bazillion Points) Former Bon Scott era AC/DC member Mark Evans recently discussed his new book Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC, with GuitarWorld.com. Highlights of the interview were submitted to us and you can read them below.

Mark Evans on drummer Phil Rudd: "I've seen AC/DC play a number of times on different tours when Phil wasn't in the band and I don't think people realize how important Phil is to the band. I'm probably the worst person to comment on this, because when I hear AC/DC in my head it's always Phil playing. All respect to Simon [Wright] and Chris [Slade], but it sounded like a different band to me. Phil's the heartbeat of that band, along with Malcolm, of course. In my mind he's an indispensable part of AC/DC, no question about it."

Recording High Voltage, Dirty Deeds, and Let There Be Rock: "The three studio albums I did with the guys-the Australian T.N.T., which eventually became part of High Voltage; Dirty Deeds; and Let There Be Rock-were all recorded in a two-week period.... It's amazing to think in those three years, we recorded basically three albums in a six-week period. It's pretty mind-numbing when you look at how albums are recorded today. But it was because of time; that was the maximum amount of time we could attribute to recording. I remember talking to the guys, and for the Australian version of High Voltage, they would have to go into the studio after gigs at like midnight to record the album. There's nothing wrong with the band's work ethic. They've never been scared of working hard, let me tell you!"

On Angus Young's classic schoolboy uniform: "It wasn't always a bowl of strawberries for us. When that schoolboy thing started, there was a lot of eyebrows raised. But you know right at the start, the schoolboy persona is the one that won over-but there there was a number of personas that Angus had. He was Zorro for a while, then he was Super Angus with a big "A" and a cape, and he used to come out of a telephone box. He had a gorilla suit. He was a fireman for a while with a fireman's hat-there was a whole bunch of personas, but the one that actually stayed and made sense was the schoolboy. Probably because of his size; he's a tiny little guy." Read the full interview here.

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