It's hard, too, to argue that Highway To Hell and Back In Black were anything other than great albums. The song, which features handclaps and maracas and does not have a traditional guitar solo, was released in Britain at the end of May and went to #24, the best performance yet by an AC/DC single. Some versions omitted "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" from the track-list, but all included "Cold Hearted Man", albeit in a different sequence than on subsequent pressings. We have an official Gone Shootin tab made by UG professional guitarists. Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Title: Powerage Format: CD Tracklist: Down payment blues Gimme a bullet Riff raff Sin City Gone Shootin ' Up to My Neck in You Kicked in the teeth. The footage was taken from a recording session in 1996 at London's VH1 Studios. In some territories, Powerage omitted "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" due to a rushed job in getting the LP to pressing plants in time for the release date, hence "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" (which was not yet completed) was omitted, "Cold Hearted Man" was added, and the rushed mixes are different from the 'finished' mixes that were thereafter used. But by God, did Vanda and Young throw everything at it to make it a hit. While 'Down Payment Blues' is the emotional heart of Powerage, the one where its central message – life is shit, poverty is shit, and what's the point of it all? Initial editions of the European (UK) LP release featured a different mix of the album. AC/DC bring it home proudly with the mid-paced "Gone Shootin'", the rippin' "Up to My Neck in You", and the smash-mouth, chaotic closer, "Kicked in the Teeth". That meant George Young and Harry Vanda stepping aside as producers, to be replaced by first Eddie Kramer and then, of course, Mutt Lange. However, Powerage would be the final Bon Scott-era studio album the band would record with the team of Harry Vanda and George Young, who had produced all of the band's albums up to that point (George was the older brother of Angus and Malcolm; he and Vanda had enjoyed their own pop success with the Easybeats in the 1960s), the feeling from Atlantic being that a more commercial producer might do wonders for the band's profile in the lucrative American market. In December they played a set in front of a small audience at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City which was broadcast live over Radio WIOQ in Philadelphia and hosted by Ed Sciaky. Musically, Powerage contains some of the band's fiercest rockers, including "Down Payment Blues", "Riff Raff," "Kicked in the Teeth", and "Up to My Neck in You", and, as with previous albums, the songs were recorded as live as possible (on "Up to My Neck in You", Angus Young can clearly be heard changing from rhythm to lead for his guitar solo). It's perhaps the strangest song – missteps like 'Love Song' aside – in the AC/DC catalogue, and all the better for it. The hit single secured, the pressure was on to go to the next level. The bluesy coda on "Down Payment Blues", is also excluded from this version. This mix is still used on all AC/DC, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 23:12. It's an oddity both musically and lyrically: it's a song so stripped back it's barely there. Tracks: Rock'N'Roll Damnation, Down Payment Blues, Gimme A Bullet, Riff Raff, Sin City, What's Next To The Moon , Gone Shootin' , … View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Powerage on Discogs. In the AC/DC memoir AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll, former manager Michael Browning states, "I got a call one day from Malcolm and Angus. magazine listed the album at No. AC/DC's third U.S. release, 1978's Powerage, followed the blueprint set by 1977's Let There Be Rock — tales of the hard life merged with lethal, cranked-to-ten, unpolished hard rock. Gone shootin' She's gone Gone gone gone Gone shootin' My baby's gone shootin' Gone shooting, how am I gonna get her down ... "Powerage" (1978) Rock 'N' Roll Damnation. AC/DC Powerage on LP!. Hitherto, Bon Scott's writing had often been a strange alternation between seaside postcard bawdiness and almost psychopathic malevolence. The album was later remixed for the American market, with the new mix replacing the original European mix, and becoming the global standard. Which, Fink writes in his book The Youngs, was what George Young – Malcolm and Angus's older brother, and the album's co-producer with Harry Vanda – had wanted, stirring the group into antagonism. 26 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[11]. And we had about three weeks to do it, 'cause that's about all the money we had...It was really a tremendous experience.". ", AllMusic gives Powerage a rating of three and a half out of five stars, stating that while "it is the most uneven of" AC/DC's 1970s material, the album still contained a "few genuine classics", specifically mentioning "Down Payment Blues" and "Up to My Neck in You". In a 2011 interview with Joe Bosso that appears on MusicRadar, Evans reflected on his ousting from the group: The band finally toured America for the first time in the summer of 1977, focusing on smaller markets at first but eventually playing CBGB in New York City and the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation 2. Riff Raff 5. As Mark Opitz told Fink: "You can hear Vanda and Young in 'Rock 'N' Roll Damnation'. Him and Angus didn't see eye to eye. Support tQ's work by becoming a subscriber and enjoy the benefits of bonus essays, podcasts and exclusively-commissioned new music. "[9], In 2005, Powerage was ranked number 325 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. GONE SHOOTIN' Lyrics (1978) (Young, Young & Scott) Feel the pressure rise Hear the whistle blow Bought a ticket of her own accord To I dunno Packed your heart in a travellin' bag And never said bye bye Something missing in the neighbourhood Of her cryin' eyes I stirred my coffee with the same spoon Knew her favourite tune Gone shootin'