#2 - #2/2016


Blast from the past

In 1976 no one in Sweden had heard of AC/DC. Still, the band showed up in the country on a tour that has become legendary. From the media there was only one man who cared about the future superstars: Hans Hatwig of the now classic poster magazine Poster. Here he tells us all about his mythical day with Angus in Stockholm dotted with shenanigans in plenty.



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It was love at first feel

We asked author Anders Hedman to pick a part from the book about the Swedish tour of ’76, ”AC/DC Love At First Feel”. The first tour outside the British Commonwealth took the band to some unusual locations. One of the more unusual was a big racetrack just outside small rural town Anderstorp in the south of Sweden, where the band peformed some very heavy decibels before a very puzzled audience.



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They turned the amps up high

They turned the amps up high, the crowd really touched the sky. Arwel Owen recalls his memories from the ”Rock Or Bust” video shoot.



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In rock we trust, it's Bob or bust!

London, early October 2014, and AC/DC enter the studio with their video director David Mallet to record videos for “Play Ball” and the title track from their forthcoming album “Rock Or Bust”. At the last minute, the band is told that Phil Rudd will not be there and another drummer must be found at extremely short notice.



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I could be in a rock'n'roll dream

We asked Phil Lageat, editor in chief of the monthly Rock Hard France and AC/DC die-hard fan since 1978, if he could write a concert review from the first club gig AC/DC made in Europe 2003. It all started in Sydney where a known band invited Angus and Malcolm on stage for a bit of jamming, let me quote the frontman: ”Welcome... Angus and Malcolm”



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Geordie hits Hebburn

The superfan Karl Miller continues his story from being on the road following the caploving frontman in his old band Geordie. In the previous issue Karl wrote about the first gig in Newcastle. Now Karl takes us through a small sweaty pub in northern England and through some great historical places in the history of AC/DC.



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On the road with... Dazgoulash



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Solodallas - The truth behind the raw sound of AC/

We asked the guitar guru ”Solodallas” to tell the Overdose readers about the secret behind the power of AC/DC, their guitar sound. In this first article Fil takes us back to the beginning, back to 1978..



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A long time ago in Newcastle...

Ken Brown has been friends with Brian Johnson since the early days. They met back in 1967 and ended up playing together in bands in and around Newcastle. This is his story about playing the social clubs, learning songs from the musical "Hair" and watching Brian transform into a rock and roller.
 



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Angus on the ball

David McMacken is the guy behind the album cover for AC/DC´s “Ballbreaker” (1995). He started out in Los Angeles in the late 60´s, where he graduated from Art Center college of Design in ´67. Early work included bands like The Byrds and Poco. He also did “200 motels” (1971) and “Overnite senasation” (1973) for Frank Zappa and later on album covers for Angel, Kansas and Warrant, to name a few. These days he lives in Oregon. Overdose tracked

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Breaking balls in New York City

For the album “Ballbreaker”, AC/DC decided to record in New York at the famous Power Station studio. Rick Rubin, who had previously worked with the band on the song “Big gun”, was the producer and Mike Fraser the sound engineer. Rory Romano ended up being Fraser´s assistant for the recordings in New York and here he tells the story of those troubled sessions at Power Station.
 



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Interview with Mike Fraser

Mike Fraser, who started out working on “Ballbreaker” as the sound engineer, but also ended up getting a co-producer credit, tells the story of the recordings of the album. It started out with quite a few difficulties in New York and it wasn´t until they moved to LA, that things got back on track.



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Meet the fans... Joshua Smith



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Making of Rock or Bust

Video footage from the set of Rock or Bust in 2014.



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Let There Be Rock - Live in Dublin 1996

An amazing pro-shot clip of Let There Be Rock filmed on June 26, 1996 in Dublin, Ireland.



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Ballbreaker - Live in Sydney 1996

Ballbreaker, recorded live in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Entertainment Center in November of 1996.



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She's a Teaser

Pro-shot footage of Geordie performing Shes a Teaser in 1974.



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The Jasper Hart Band - Overload

The Jasper Hart Band featuring Brian Johnson on vocals - Overload.



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