Powerage was a first in the sense that it debuted bassist Cliff Williams, but it really is more of a final curtain to the band's early years. It would be the last produced by Vanda & Young, the legendary Australian production team and it was the last before AC/DC became superstars. Powerage continues with the riff-powered sound that AC/DC established on their previous record Let There Be Rock. However, on Powerage, the lyrics are sharper and the blues come out and become a larger part of the AC/DC repertoire.


1.Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 2.Down Payment Blues 3.Gimme A Bullet 4.Riff Raff 5.Sin City 6.What's Next To The Moon 7.Gone Shootin' 8.Up To My Neck In You 9.Kicked In The Teeth


Bon Scott - lead vocals, Angus Young - lead guitar, Malcolm Young - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Cliff Williams - bass guitar, backing vocals (all tracks except "Cold Hearted Man"), Mark Evans - bass guitar (on "Cold Hearted Man"), Phil Rudd – drums, percussion

Release date: May 5, 1978