Powerage

Label
Epic
Release date
19 Dec 2007
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
46:39

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Rock and Roll Damnation 3:36 1,050
1 Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 3:36 148,944
2 Gimme a Bullet 3:20 68,496
3 Down Payment Blues 6:04 66,524
4 Gone Shootin 5:00 8,245
5 Riff Raff 5:12 108,064
6 Sin City 4:43 130,937
7 Up to My Neck in You 4:12 62,482
8 What's Next to the Moon 3:30 59,901
9 Cold Hearted Man 3:33 39,415
10 Kicked in the Teeth 3:53 72,449

About this album

Powerage is the fifth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in May 1978. It is also AC/DC’s fourth international studio album. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.

It was originally released on Atlantic Records, and reached #133 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in the US, eventually going platinum there. The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.





Overview

Powerage is the first AC/DC album to be released nearly simultaneously in both Australian and international markets, and the first to use just one cover image for both. It was also the first to feature the same track listing on all versions, with the exception of European vinyl editions. These included “Cold Hearted Man”, a song that has not been officially released on any other AC/DC album, and some omitted “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation”.

Powerage marked the studio debut of bassist Cliff Williams. It was the band’s last Bon Scott-era studio release to feature production work by Harry Vanda and George Young.


Track listing

Australian / US & all CD releases
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” – 3:37
“Down Payment Blues” – 6:03
“Gimme a Bullet” – 3:21
“Riff Raff” – 5:11
“Sin City” – 4:45
“What’s Next to the Moon” – 3:31
“Gone Shootin’” – 5:05
“Up to My Neck in You” – 4:13
“Kicked in the Teeth” – 4:03

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  • HistoryOvHell

    Definitely the best AC/DC album.

    2 Oct 10:17pm Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    One of their best albums.

    9 Jul 3:03pm Reply
  • metalanarchist6

    The late great Bon Scott. None better!

    6 Jul 4:54pm Reply
  • Lowbacca

    one of their best, bedecked with an iconic album cover

    20 Jan 10:10am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    shhhh... the hipsters will never find us here.

    12 Jan 5:27am Reply
  • Elowson

    Their best album!

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    great album

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • cicerometallica

    Bon scott rock's

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • gospeljoe

    We're trying to get a statue to Bon Scott put up in his Scottish home town. Follow us here to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bon-Scott-Statue-Kirriemuir/269001339883417 https://twitter.com/BonScottStatue

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • alfred129

    My rating 8.7 out of 10

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • screamin_jesus

    Best AC/DC album IMO

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • grandfunk49

    Great album!!!!!!

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dunquesilvia

    riff raff

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • IBrokeTheOath

    I'll never understand why their best album is so under appreciated.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Powerage is the first AC/DC album to be released nearly simultaneously in both Australian and international markets, and the first to use just one cover image for both. It was also the first to feature the same track listing on all versions, with the exception of the European vinyl edition (specifically, the first UK pressing of the LP). This version included “Cold Hearted Man”, a song that was not previously released, and would not be released on any other AC/DC album until 2009′s AC/DC Backtracks box set, but which became more widely available through the box set of Bon Scott-era vinyl LP albums in 1987, the first reissue of a set first released in 1981.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    The first UK pressing also includes different mixes than all later versions, most markedly on “Down Payment Blues” (which excludes the bluesy coda heard on later pressings) and “What’s Next to the Moon,” which omits solos and backing vocals heard on later pressings. Within the 1987 box set, the song was packaged on a single sided 12-inch single. In some territories, Powerage omitted “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation”. This was 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 than the ‘finished’ mixes that were thereafter used. Powerage marked the studio debut of bassist Cliff Williams. It was the band’s last Bon Scott-era studio release to feature production work by Harry Vanda and George Young.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • joshmattg

    This album should be way higher

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MistahJohnson

    Up there with Highway to Hell and Back in Black.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • 2DamnHype

    Most underrated album.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ericshep

    and its a rock and roll damnation! take the chance while you still got the choice!

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
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