High Voltage is my favorite AC/DC album, and the song “High Voltage” is one of my favorite songs on there. I think its a near perfect rock and roll song, the only thing nicking it up for me is the pre-chorus when Bon Scott chants, “HIGH…HIGH…HIGH…” Always sounded a bit cheesy to me, but goddamn when that refrain kicks in, the song explodes in rock and roll overdrive. The rest of the song is a funky little number with patented tongue in cheek AC/DC lyrics about embracing an idealized rock and roll lifestyle. This version is a live TV performance from 1975 on Australia’s “TV Week King of Pops Awards.” It’s a classic AC/DC performance with Angus vamping around and Bon losing his crazy jacket. I also love the general presentation TV shows used to have for rock bands in the 60s and 70s. A big well lit stage with a live band, dramatic camera angles, and just an all around simplistic approach. It’s the perfect setting for the strait ahead yet outrageous rock and roll band like AC/DC.
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