Angus Young, the co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of AC/DC revealed Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards’ reactions to the first time listening to the iconic AC/DC album Powerage during an interview with Triple M.
Powerage was the fourth studio album released internationally and the fifth studio album to be released in Australia by AC/DC and it was the first AC/DC album to feature Cliff Williams on bass, and it was also the first AC/DC album not to have a title track.
During a recent interview with Triple M, when the interviewer brought up their album Powerage, guitarist Angus Young revealed a story about Keith Richards, the co-founder, and guitarist of the Rolling Stones, when he listened to the album Powerage for the first time and apparently Richards wanted to hear it again immediately.
Here what the interviewer said:
“The title of the album is ‘PWR/UP.’ I’ve got a friend who plays in a band called Hunters & Collectors, and they have an album produced by a fellow called Waddy Wachtel, and he’s even told the boys that ‘Powerage’ is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums of all time…”
Here is Young‘s response:
“Yeah, Waddy, I know Waddy from – he was gigging, he did quite a bit of gigging with Keith Richards, with The Stones, so yeah, Waddy is a big guy.
He was the guy that actually turned on Keith for what he did. He played our album at the time and he said – because he was trying to see what we would really like – he played in that album, and Keith heard it once and then he said, ‘Put it on again.’
So it’s an album, he really loves that album, it’s a part of his ritual now that he’s got that album with him everywhere.”
You can reach the source of the statement here.