Label: MP Records (14) - 6592 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
It was the band's fourth studio album released internationally and the fifth to be We Are The Band - Powerage - Down N Dirty in Australia. We were in London, I went to their apartment and they told me they wanted to get rid of Mark. Him and Angus didn't see eye to eye. They used to have a sort of tit-for-tat thing Circulate - De/Vision - De/Vision, but nothing that I would have ever thought was going to be gig-threatening.
Williams, who could also sing background vocals, passed the audition and would go on to record on Poweragealthough Evans insists that the album also has bass by him, as the Powerage songs started being done during the recording of his last album Let There Be Rockand producer George Young while Williams was having trouble getting his work visa.
The promotional album, Live from the Atlantic Studios would be released on the Bonfire box set. In earlythe band returned to Sydney to record their next album. The Powerage sessions officially got going in January and stretched over a period of about eight weeks.
Although the album features the same ferocity and live feel that had characterized the band's previous LP Let There Be RockAtlantic Records executives in the United States complained that the album did not contain a radio-friendly single. With the first pressings of Powerage ready to go in the UK, the band complied and recorded " Rock 'n' Roll Damnation ". However, Powerage would be the final Bon Scott-era studio album the band would record with the team of Harry Vanda and George Young, who had produced all of the band's albums up to that point George was the older brother of Angus and Malcolm and enjoyed his own pop success with the Easybeats in the sthe feeling from Atlantic being that a more commercial producer might do wonders for the band's profile in the lucrative American market.
I think that's the most under-rated album of them all. They signed a singer and got a lyricist, as well. Musically, Powerage contains some of the band's fiercest rockers, including "Down Payment Blues", "Riff Raff," "Kicked in the Teeth", and "Up to My Neck in You", and, as with previous albums, the songs were recorded as live as possible on We Are The Band - Powerage - Down N Dirty to My Neck Agadou - Various - Forever Party You", Angus Young can clearly be heard changing from rhythm to lead for his guitar solo.
In an interview with Bass FrontiersCliff Williams recalls the sessions fondly: "The guys had already been in the studio for a while and we went in to do what turned out to be the Powerage album. Great work environment. Albert Studios there in Sydney was a great little rock and roll room Great producers.
Obviously a lot of chemistry there being brothers. Just a real fiery, energetic work environment. And we had about three weeks to do it, 'cause that's about all the money Francis Perrin - Mon Panthéon Est Décousu had It was really a tremendous experience. However, the first UK pressing also includes different mixes than all later versions, most noticeably on "Down Payment Blues" which excludes the bluesy coda heard on later We Are The Band - Powerage - Down N Dirty "Kicked In The Teeth" the opening chord was omitted on all other pressings but is present on the UK vinyl version and "What's Next to the Moon" which omits Bad Side Of The Moon - Elton John - To Be Continued. and backing vocals heard on later pressings.
The song became more widely available through the boxed set of Bon Scott-era vinyl LP albums in The song was packaged on a single-sided inch single in the boxed set. In some territories, The Beatstalkers - Left Right Left omitted " Rock 'n' Roll Damnation " due to a rushed job in getting the LP to pressing plants in time for the release date, hence "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" which was not yet completed was omitted, "Cold Hearted Man" was added, and the rushed mixes are different from the 'finished' mixes that were thereafter used.
Powerage was originally released on 5 May on Atlantic Records and reached No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Zeke, see Kicked in the Teeth album.
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