Angus Young, the co-founder and iconic lead guitarist of AC/DC, has talked about performing live and the intense feeling he gets every time on stage while expressing the best feeling in the world.
During a recent interview he gave to Total Guitar, AC/DC legend Angus Young has explained the best part of the Rock & Roll as he recalled his stage experiences. Revealed that he feels on his own little cloud when he is up there on stage, Young said the adrenaline takes over his body every single time.
Calling it the best feeling in the world, Angus Young added that when it goes wrong, it’s like someone’s shoved a red-hot poker up your backside. Yet, the shows go so quick for him, he said. The actual hard part begins when he is off the stage and has to go back to how he is as a person. Young said that he feels like two different people sometimes.
Here is what Angus Young said about being on stage during the recent conversation:
“I’m on my own little cloud. Adrenaline takes over. It’s like when you take off in an airplane. It’s exhilarating. When you’re firing well, it’s the best feeling in the world. And when it goes wrong, it’s like someone’s shoved a red-hot poker up your backside.
But for me, the shows go so quickly. You’re on and you’re off, and then you have to go back to how you are as a person. That’s the hard part because once you go into being The Schoolboy it’s pretty hard to come off it. I’m like two different people – sometimes three!”
He continued and answered the question about who the third person is:
“That’s what I’m trying to figure out! I’ve been up there playing and thinking, what are those feet doing? I’m watching them to see which way they want to go. That’s all I ever do, follow the feet and the guitar. The duckwalk comes naturally.”
When asked whether it is still the best feeling in the world, he said:
“Yeah. When I put the uniform on, and the legs start shaking… I’m ready.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.