If You Want Blood You’ve Got It is the first live album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released in the U.S.A. on 21 November 1978. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
The album was recorded live during the 1978 Powerage Tour and contains live versions of songs from AC/DC T.N.T., Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and Powerage albums. It is the last Bon Scott-era AC/DC album produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, who also produced the band first five studio releases. The album was ranked number two on Classic Rock magazine readers’ poll of “”50 Greatest Live Albums Ever””.
Rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t get much better than Angus Young’s timeless and unending riffs. With some extra wattage and the energy of the live setting, hits from the first five AC/DC records like “Riff Raff,” “Problem Child” and “Whole Lotta Rosie” are all present on the frenetic ‘If You’ve Want Blood You’ve Got It.’ The performance is symbolic of a band ready to dominate the global stage and they did just that, releasing ‘Highway to Hell’ next.
Label: Atlantic – K 50532, Atlantic – (SD 19212)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Hard Rock
A1 Riff Raff
A2 Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
A3 Bad Boy Boogie
A4 The Jack
A5 Problem Child
B1 Whole Lotta Rosie
B2 Rock N Roll Damnation
B3 High Voltage
B4 Let There Be Rock
Record Company – Warner Communications
Published By – EMI Music Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Distributed By – WEA Records Ltd.
Bass – Cliff Williams
Drums – Phil Rudd
Guitar – Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Producer – Vanda And Young*
Vocals – Bon Scott
Written-By – Young*, Scott*, Young*
AC/DC concert at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow on 30 April 1978, Scotland was used for the bulk of the recorded material that appeared on the album. It can be clearly heard during “”The Jack”” when Bon Scott sang “”Any virgins in Glasgow?””. This concert will also be remembered for the encore when AC/DC came back on stage dressed in the Scottish Football strip.
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