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AC/DC 4/29/2003

Review

Powerage was a first in the sense that it debuted bassist Cliff Williams, but it really is more of a final curtain to the band's early years. It would be the last produced by Vanda & Young, the legendary Australian production team who also helmed hits by the Easybeats, and it was the last before AC/DC became superstars. As such, it's perhaps the most overlooked of their '70s records, also because, frankly, it is the most uneven of them. Not that it's a bad record -- far from it, actually. There are a few genuine classics here, most notably "Down Payment Blues" and "Up to My Neck in You," and there's a real appeal in how Bon Scott's gutter poems of excess are reaching a mythic level; there's a real sense that he truly does believe that rock & roll leads straight to hell on "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation." But overall, the record is just a bit too wobbly, one where the parts don't add up to a record as hard and addictive as before -- but there's still plenty worth hearing here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Rock 'n' Roll Damnation AC/DC 3:36
  3. 2 Down Payment Blues AC/DC 6:0
  4. 3 Gimme a Bullet AC/DC 3:20
  5. 4 Riff Raff AC/DC 5:11
  6. 5 Sin City AC/DC 4:43
  7. 6 What's Next to the Moon AC/DC 3:29
  8. 7 Gone Shootin' AC/DC 5:0
  9. 8 Up to My Neck in You AC/DC 4:12
  10. 9 Kicked in the Teeth AC/DC 3:53

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