Malcolm Young (1953 – 2017)

HMO salutes Malcolm Young, AC/DC’s legendary rhythm guitarist, who has passed away aged 64. As the driving force behind the band’s unmistakable sound and phenomenally successful career, it’s impossible to over-estimate the importance and influence of his work. A huge loss.

[AC/DC – Live Wire]

19 thoughts on “Malcolm Young (1953 – 2017)”

  1. Oy. Sad day. Truly one of the most remarkable rhythm guitarists in the history of rock and roll. Angus made me appreciate the blues solo, and Malcolm taught me the importance of holding down the rhythm, driving it all forward. Genius.

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  2. I just commented over at Hubner’s place that Malcolm was the glue that kept all the elements together.

    I don’t like much AC/DC beyond Bon, but it’s clear that they could continue without him… Malcolm not so much. His playing is something else.

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    1. I’m not a huge fan since Bon either. Like some albums and really respect them but not really a big band for me.

      They have carried on without him already though? I wouldn’t buy into it but it’ll be interesting to see if there’s any more activity from the camp now.

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      1. Recorded the last album, but hasn’t been part of the live thing? Angus to go down the Santana Supernatural route? Or continue as the tribute act with Axl or other guests… ?

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      2. I don’t think he recorded the last one. Thought he just wrote for it. Still, I don’t think it would be the same without his writing and playing. But if folk are still happy to pay for the ‘brand’ who knows what will happen? I’ll pass at any rate.

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      3. That’ll be it. I didn’t pay too much attention to the credits, as it just wasn’t doing much for me. Like you, I’m unlikely to buy into whatever comes next. But then, I’m not the biggest fan, anyhoo… I like a few albums a lot, but that’s about it.

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