Friday Loud: AC/DC – Shoot to Thrill
Yes! It’s time for another edition of Friday Loud on Running Wolf’s Rant. Today’s epic tune to get you psyched up about Friday and the weekend ahead is brought to you by legendary Australian rockers AC/DC. The song I’ve chosen is “Shoot To Thrill”.
AC/DC have been around since November 1973. The bands was founded in Sydney by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young (who were born in Glasgow, Scotland). Besides them, the current members of the band are Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson. The band’s first lead vocalist, Bon Scott, died in 1980 in London after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. Other former members include Dave Evans, Larry Van Kriedt, Colin Burgess, Neil Smith, Ron Carpenter, Russell Coleman, Noel Taylor, Peter Clack, Rob Bailey, Mark Evans, Simon Wright and Chris Slade.
Angus Young adopted his characteristic school-uniform stage outfit in the early days of the band. His sister Margaret came up with the idea. Before this he also tried other costumes like Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, and a parody of Superman (named Super-Ang). He’s still wearing a school boy uniform during their shows and he turned 58 years old this year, pretty damn impressive if you ask me. I’m pretty sure that if you look under “Angus Young” in the dictionary that you’ll find the description to be either “Old School” or “Rock ‘n Roll”.
AC/DC’s song “Shoot to Thrill” was originally released in 1980 on their “Back in Black” album. It was re-released in 2010 for the Iron Man 2 soundtrack (which was comprised of AC/DC songs). This song has been used to promote multiple films (like XXX: State of the Union, Red 2, Talledega Nights) and the Call of Duty 3: Modern Warfare game. It’s definitely one of the best “Get Up and Go” kind of tunes and I’m pretty sure that this will have you tapping your foot in front of your office desk in no time.
Live footage for this video was shot at the AC/DC concert at River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2009. What do you think of “Shoot to Trill” and AC/DC in general? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome.
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