Special Sub-Topic: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
|When was the album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' released in Europe?|
1976. The international album was released the same year as in Australia. The US, however, had to wait five years for this awesome album.
|Who produced the album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'?|
Harry Vanda and George Young. Harry Vanda and George Young were the same two guys who produced 'High Voltage'. Incidentally, George Young is Angus and Malcolm Young's older brother.
|What was this album certified in the USA?|
6x Platinum. A certification of 6xPlatinum equals six million albums sold. The album sold more than 15 million worldwide.
|'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' was the ____ most-sold AC/DC album in the USA.|
third. The album sold less than 'Highway to Hell' (1979) and, of course, 'Back in Black' (1980). It became so popular because it was released in the USA soon after 'Back in Black'.
|How many singles were released from the original international album?|
2. The singles were 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' and 'Love at First Feel'. The Australian version of this album had a different track listing and set of singles.
|Some radio stations in Australia and Europe were not allowed to play the song 'Big Balls'.|
t. Some censors felt that the song had a double meaning. If you look at the lyrics to the song, however, you can see that 'balls' refer to fancy parties.
|What is special about the song 'Problem Child'?|
It appears on another studio-album. 'Problem Child' also appears on the 'Let There Be Rock' album. On the 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' album, when the song's final solo ends, the band starts the main riff again. In the 'Let There Be Rock' version, it just ends after the final solo.
|The AC/DC trademark lightning appears on the international album cover of 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'.|
f. The word 'AC/DC' is written with a "/" and not with the famous lightning, because it was released before the band members had started using the lightning. Also, the text is pink instead of the more common red.
|What position did the single 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' reach on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in North America?|
4. The other song that placed on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart from this album was 'Big Balls'. 'Big Balls' went to number 26.
|Fill in the missing word:
'_____ shoes, cyanide
T.N.T. Done dirt cheap!
High voltage. Done dirt cheap!'|
Concrete. Bon Scott is very creative lyrically when it comes to dealing with problems. This song was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott, and recorded in 1976.
|How many things do you need to be a rocker, according to the lyrics of 'Rocker'?|
8. The things, according to the song, are:
1) slicked back hair
2) skin tight jeans
3) Cadillac car
4) a teenage dream
5) lorex socks
6) blue suede shoes
7) V8 car
|What kind of touch does Bon Scott have in 'Squealer'?|
Magic. The lyrics state:
'...Squealer, oh baby hard to stop
Squealer, got too much
Squealer, I think I got a magic touch!'
|What does Bon Scott have on the patches of his old blue jeans in 'Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)'?|
Patches. As he says: 'And I got patches on the patches on my old blue jeans'. The album was released by Albert Productions.
|'Got myself a ___; ride on, going the wrong way.' What does Bon Scott have in the song 'Ride On'?|
One-way ticket. 'And I got myself a one-way ticket, ride on, going the wrong way, ride on, gonna change my evil ways, ride on, one of these days.'
Try to listen to the song if you want hear a quiet AC/DC ballad. It is actually pretty good, in my opinion.
|Who wrote all the songs on the album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'?|
Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. As almost always, Bon, Mal and Angus wrote all the songs on the album. The album was recorded from January to July 1976.
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