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Rare Pre-AC/DC Album Featuring Young Brothers To Be Reissued

Friday, March 21st 2014 12:53

The record also features Harry Vanda.

Marcus Hook Roll Band, which featured brothers Angus, Malcom and George Young alongside Harry Vanda, recorded one album and released three singles, but never performed live.

The album, "Tales Of Old Grand-Daddy" was recorded in 1973, shortly before AC/DC formed.

George Young explained “We had Harry, myself and my kid brothers, Malcolm and Angus. We all got rotten, except for Angus, who was too young, and we spent a month in there boozing it up every night. That was the first thing Malcolm and Angus did before AC/DC. We didn’t take it very seriously so we thought we’d include them to give them an idea of what recording was all about.”

The record was named after Jim Beam Old Grand-dad bourbon whiskey, which was supplied to the musicians in copious amounts by the album's producer Alan “Wally” Waller.

Richard Lush, the engineer at the studio in Sydney, added: "The sessions were great fun, fuelled with plenty of Old Grand-Dad bourbon. Angus Young drank milk. Angus and his brother Malcolm played guitars as well as Harry."

Tales Of Old Grand-Daddy will be reissued on June 2nd 2014 on CD, Vinyl and Digital Download.

You can see the track listing below:

CD & Download:
1. Can't Stand The Heat
2. Goodbye Jane
3. Quick Reaction
4. Silver Shoes & Strawberry Wine
5. Watch Her Do it Now
6. People and the Power
7. Red Revolution
8. Shot in the Head
9. Ape Man
10. Cry For Me
 
11. One Of These Days (Previously Unreleased)
12. Natural Man (1972 A-Side of Regal Zonophone RZ 3061)
13. Moonshine Blues (1974 B-Side of ‘Can't Stand The Heat’ BASF ‎– 06 19196-0)
14. Louisiana Lady (1973 A-Side of Regal Zonophone RZ 3072)
15. Ride Baby Ride (Previously Unreleased)
 
Vinyl:
Side 1
1. Can't Stand The Heat
2. Goodbye Jane
3. Quick Reaction
4. Silver Shoes
5. Watch Her Do it Now
 
Side 2
1. People And The Power
2. Red Revolution
3. Shot In The Head
4. Ape Man
5 Cry For Me

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