Phil Rudd Reveals His Absolute Favorite Angus Young Riff
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Guitar player Angus Young of AC/DC performs during the AC/DC Rock or Bust Tour - Washington, DC at the Verizon Center on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BT PR)
It is considered the norm inside bands all the drama and resentment against each of the members. But not all bands are cut from the same cloth, and there are several, AC/DC specifically, that is great and respectable towards their bandmates – just ask drummer Phil Rudd.
On November 28, 2014, AC/DC released their sixteenth studio album, titled Rock or Bust. The album was met with widespread critical praise for its expertly produced sounds and lyrics. In addition to being the first album to include Stevie Young on rhythm guitar (he joined the band when Malcolm Young had to leave due to health problems), this album is also notable for its hits, “Play Ball,” “Rock the Blues Away,” and the album’s title track.
In an interview, Rudd explained his favorite hit in the album, which he picked “Rock or Bust.” “I probably like ‘Rock Or Bust’ as much as any of them,” Rudd explained. “It was ten days; it was in and out, in this day in age where it can take six months to get a couple of tracks down, depending on how you go about it. I love ‘Hard Times,’ and the guitar sound on ‘Emission Control’ is out of it, man – it’s the best guitar sound I’ve ever heard.”
Rudd always made sure to give credit where credit was due, just as when he praised Young’s incredible and unparalleled riff in this song.
Listen to the song below.