Book review by Gary Ellem – High Voltage : the life of Angus Young, AC/DC’s last man standing


High Voltage : the life of Angus Young, AC/DC’s last man standing  by Jeff Apter



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The library has a copy of the book (782.42166/APT) but I listened to the eAudiobook on Borrowbox.


This is a story of Angus Young, co-founder and last remaining original member of AC/DC who have been rocking around the world for over 40 years.


I can still remember seeing them perform on Countdown before they went onto become one of the biggest bands in the world. Their Back in Black Album is one of the all-time biggest selling albums of all time.


There have been quite a few books written on AC/DC (check the library’s catalogue) but Angus Young is the focus of this book. The youngest of eight kids, Angus was always going to be rock guitarist. The book deals with the bad becoming big in the UK and US, the death of lead singer Bon Scott, the making of the Back in Black Album plus all the other great albums, and the forced retirement and death of his brother Malcolm.


I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys rock music. The library also a number of other similar books including to name a just a few :


How to make gravy by Paul Kelly

Tomorrow never knows: Silverchair story by Jeff Apter

Blood, sweat & beers : OZ rock from the Aztecs to Rose Tattoo by Murray Engleheart

Working class boy by Jimmy Barnes

Working class man by Jimmy Barnes

Highway to hell : the life and death of AC/DC legend Bon Scott by Clinton Walker



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