I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.— Angus Young
The most unusual Angus Young quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs, but it doesn't stop people from going out and buying Dobermans.
I just go where the guitar takes me.
Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, 'Why? Mine works, doesn't it? It's a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.'
Once you're on stage you can't go back, even when things go wrong people expect you to stay there and entertain them. When all else fails, you've got to try tap dancing.
Actually, because I'm so small, when I strike an open A chord I get physically thrown to the left, and when I play an open G chord I go right. That's how hard I play, and that's how a lot of my stage act has come about. I just go where the guitar takes me.
When I'm on stage the savage in me is released.
It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show.
We want to appeal to everyone and get rich quick.
We want to be millionaires. I've got this plan to buy Tasmania you see.
I love the music from Nat King Cole, BB King, Albert King.
.. When I think of it, I wouldn't mind being renamed Angus King.
Oh, we've had our share of hotels bein' smashed and all, but that was a long time ago. You get lousy room service... I mean, there's no use throwin' a TV set out the window for the sake of throwin' a TV set out the window. But if you get a lousy picture then you have an excuse
Some people say we have thirteen albums that all sound the same.
That isn't true. We have fourteen albums that all sound the same.
I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church.
They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, 'Ah, he can play.' And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling 'turn it down!'
I honestly believe that you have to be able to play the guitar hard if you want to be able to get the whole spectrum of tones out of it. Since I normally play so hard, when I start picking a bit softer my tone changes completely, and that's really useful sometimes for creating a more laid-back feel.
I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, 'Geez, this is ridiculous.' You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man's Led Zeppelin.
You should hear me on my own. It's horrendous.I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, Geez, this is ridiculous.
That's usually what happens with AC/DC: you make an album, and then you're on the road flat out. And the only time you ever get near a studio is generally after you've done a year of touring.
I wouldn't know any newer bands. We're past the pimple stage.
With AC/DC, we've always started with rock, and we've just kept it going.
The critic's view is always , 'They just made an album and it's the same as the last one.' I'll have fifteen of them, anytime.
A lot of times you'll hear bands and it's a different sound coming out than what's on stage. Because you can clean it up through a PA and make it sound completely different than what they really sound like.
Yes, we're still five little people with a noisy attitude.
The best AC/DC cover I've heard? There was an all-girl cover band in America, the Hell's Belles.
A lot of people say, 'AC/DC - that's the band with the little guy who runs around in school shorts!'
I never bothered with cars. I was probably one of the few kids in school who didn't run around with hot-rod magazines. As I would be at home fiddling with my guitar, they would be fiddling with a car engine.
Soloing was pretty easy for me because it was probably the first thing I've ever done.
We're a rock group. we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird.
My part in AC/DC is just adding the color on top.
It's just rock and roll. A lot of times we get criticized for it. A lot of music papers come out with: 'When are they going to stop playing these three chords?' If you believe you shouldn't play just three chords it's pretty silly on their part. To us, the simpler a song is, the better, 'cause it's more in line with what the person on the street is.
I don't like to play above or below people's heads.
Basically, I just like to get up in front of a crowd and rip it up.