by AC/DC

Original Release Date: 1978-05-05


Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young hit on a new level of songwriting maturation with 1978’s Powerage. You can hear it straight from the first track, “Rock ’n’ Roll Damnation”, which throws in some handclaps and back-up singers to flesh out their tale of eternal punishment, while “What’s Next to the Moon” pushes the band out of their lyrical comfort zone with its mythic storytelling. This album marks the debut of bassist Cliff Williams, who keeps the rhythm nailed down as Angus tears through complex new songs like “Riff Raff”. This would be the last album with Harry Vanda and older brother George Young on board as producers and their last before exploding into global superstardom.


  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

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerage
Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Remastered Special Edition Stereo (Gold, 180g, 50th Anniversary )
Label Columbia
Catalog Number 19658834601
Notes 50th Anniversary. Special edition . Gold coloured vinyl. Includes unique insert and custom labels. Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia February/March 1978. Remastered from the original master tapes. © 1978, 2003 J. Albert & Son (Pty.) Ltd. ℗ 1978 J. Albert & Son (Pty.) Ltd. Made in the EU. Runouts are etched. Pressing plant identified based on the runout areas. [Additional information about the faintly inscribed geometric marks:] In the runouts “A + A”, “J I +”, “1 - +” and “2 I T” are mirrored. [Printed on artwork:] Reverse side photo by Michael Putland archive. 19658834601-11
Discogs URL AC/DC - Powerage