The 1977 release of 'Let There Be Rock' finally brought together the proficiencies of AC/DC onto one electrifying rock'n'roll album, capturing not only their prowess in the studio but also the feel of their extraordinary live performances. The album opens with the foot-stomping 'Go Down' (dedicated to super-groupie, Ruby Lips) and incorporates one of Angus Young's (lead guitar) best overdriven solos to date. The likes of 'Dog Eat Dog', 'Bad Boy Boogie' and 'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be' clearly show that the band are water-tight and know how to combine a pure rock'n'roll groove with sheer power. 'Let There be Rock', the title track is a furious, breakneck anthem extoling the virtues of what matters most; straight up, no nonsense, hard, rock'n'roll. (Whilst recording this track Angus' Marshall stack caught fire but the producer left the tape rolling in order to capture such a monumental solo). The infamous 'Whole Lotta Rosie' winds up the album, (a dedication from Bon Scott (vocalsl) to a special female friend of 'larger proportions') in style.
Consistently heavy riffs from Malcolm Young alongside the rock solid drums and bass of Phil Rudd and Mark Evans, punctuated by the most blisteringly wild solos ever to come out of a Gibson SG make this album an absolute classic. Bon Scott's signature squeal and camp improvisations sit perfectly with the heavy power grooves of the rest of the band.
Enough said, go and buy this now! It's a piece of rock history.