Former AC/DC singer Dave Evans called out the accusation that Angus Young was a 16-year old teen boy when he joined AC/DC in a recent The Metal Voice interview. An AC/DC singer revealed a ‘brand new’ Angus Young photo a couple of weeks ago.
When asked about the myth that Angus was 16 years old and still in school when he joined AC/DC.
“Angus was about 19 years old,” Evans said, “We put his age down to 16 years old because he was so little. George Young wanted us to look different from the other bands in Australia. So they told us Angus was going to wear a school boy outfit put his age down to 16 to relate to he kids, as we had lots of school gigs at the time. The school boy uniform was made for him by his sister. Angus was not going to school, he had a job he was 19 years old.”
Thesundots posted on Reddit last week, “I BELIEVE Ballbreaker contained some of their best rock n roll songwriting. And although they themselves weren’t thrilled with Rick Rubin, the production gave us a completely new and interesting sound that i’m so grateful for. Not to mention the artwork ties it together perfectly. Love that album.”
He added, “The artwork for Black Ice and Rock or Bust felt a little too generic and didn’t rope me into the atmosphere of the albums. It took me much longer to appreciate those album after they were released, i think for that reason (although I love them a lot now).”
Nakken commented, “No matter how much I try I just can’t get into Rock or Bust or Black Ice. It’s just so unbelievable boring and generic blues/rock with uninteresting melodies. People always talk about how great it was that they returned to their roots with those albums but to me it sounds completely lost of new ideas or even just good old blues. And yes even the artwork is boring. Ballbreaker and even Stiff Upper Lip are miles better IMO but still not close to TRE and the ones before that.”
Ashbyashbyashby chimed in, “They’re old dudes working within a pretty narrow set of parameters set out by their previous work.”
Nakken wrote, “I been a fan since the 80s and the only parameters that has changed is their age and I see no hindering in them trying the 70s bluesy vibe again like when they started out. You could argue that this is what they are doing and then it’s just a matter personal taste of course. Forget about style though I just think they can make ‘catchier’ songs.” An AC/DC singer finally announced a new 2020 album recently.