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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Rudd ...
Himself - Drummer
Bon Scott ...
Himself - Lead Singer
Cliff Williams ...
Himself - Bassist
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Himself - Rhythm Guitarist
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The movie features AC/DC live at the Pavillion De Paris on December 9, 1979, during the tour that would be singer Bon Scott's last. After almost ten minutes of glimpses at the backstage life, the real movie starts as the band is introduced playing live on stage. Although the band is still in their '70s minimalist era with few stage effects and pyrotechnics, the live performance is considered one of the best and most energetic of their career. The live concert is intercut with quasi-fictional interviews with the members of the band. The interviews took place in Reims, France, two days before the concert. Written by Anonymous

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T.N.T was preformed during this show, but the cameramen did not film it because they personally did not like the song. However the audio recording can be found on the album of the same name featured in the 1997 box set Bon Fire. See more »

Quotes

Interviewer: Bon, the other boys of the band say that you're great, but a little special... do you know what they mean by that?
Bon Scott: I'm a special drunkard... I drink too much.
Interviewer: What do you think they really mean?
Bon Scott: I don't know, could be anything.
Interviewer: Do you feel you're a star?
Bon Scott: No. I see stars sometimes, though.
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Bad Boy Boogie
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
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The real thing.
11 August 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This gig in Paris is a crash course in what rock music is all about. A lot of music goes by the name 'rock' nowadays, but THIS is the real thing. Do not accept cheap imitations! Plug in, crank it all the way up and play 'till you drop (which Angus does repeatedly). Live registrations don't always capture the excitement and energy of a concert, but this one does.

The late but great Bon Scott gives one of his last performances. A lot of material is from the 'Highway to Hell' album, arguably the best Bon did with AC/DC. This line-up was responsible for true rock-classics such as the title-song, 'High Voltage', 'TNT', 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and the song that sums it all up : 'Rocker'. This stuff is so essential. If you've seen the movie 'School of Rock', you know why.


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