Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's a real sense of menace to "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," the title song of AC/DC's third album. More than most of their songs to date, it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet. But for as glorious as the title track was, the entire album served as a call to arms from a group that wanted nothing more than to celebrate the dirtiest, nastiest instincts humans could have, right down to the insurgent anti-authority vibe that runs throughout the record. Take "Big Balls" -- sure, it's a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's a real sense of menace to "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," the title song of AC/DC's third album. More than most of their songs to date, it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet. But for as glorious as the title track was, the entire album served as a call to arms from a group that wanted nothing more than to celebrate the dirtiest, nastiest instincts humans could have, right down to the insurgent anti-authority vibe that runs throughout the record. Take "Big Balls" -- sure, it's a dirty joke, but it's a dirty joke with class overthrow in mind. There's a sense on Dirty Deeds that AC/DC is storming the gates -- they're problem children sick of waiting around to be a millionaire, so they're gonna make their own money, even if they take down others as they go. That's what gives Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap its supercharged, nervy pulse; there's a real sense of danger to this record, something that can't be hidden beneath the jokes. Maybe that's why the album wasn't released in the U.S. until 1981, after Bon's death, after AC/DC had become millionaires -- if it arrived any earlier, it would have been too insurrectionist for the common good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998020214
  • Catalog Number: 80202
  • Sales rank: 10,142

Album Credits

Performance Credits
AC/DC Primary Artist
Bon Scott Vocals
Mark Evans Bass
Phil Rudd Drums
Angus Young Guitar
Malcolm Young Guitar
Technical Credits
Harry Vanda Producer
David Wild Liner Notes
Hipgnosis Cover Design, Original Sleeve Design, Original Photography
Paul Canty Sleeve Photo, Original Photography
Arnaud Durieux Memorabilia
George Young Producer
Ronald Scott Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    this band is seriously great long live bon scott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is just amazing one of my favorites by ac/dc the riffs the drums the bass the vocals all just great just great even the guitars sound great this band is one of the greatest enough said

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dirty deeds

    ac/dc rocks out another great album awsome songs like title track rocker problem child big balls there all great from the soft blues of ride on to the funny song big balls this is a great dirty funny cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Stuff!

    I am a big AC/DC fan, i dont really think They Have the originality of Led Zeppelin or Van Halen, but I do think they were Great. Bon Scott was real good, in the 70's he was only second to Robert Plant. This album is crazy, its not quite as good as Let there be rock, but it has its moments. I reccomend this to all true AC/DC fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this review is done dirt cheap

    The Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap album is the 2nd album released in the US. The album has 9 songs that you will like, my favorites are Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Big Balls, Problem Child, Love At First Feel, and Rocker! It's a must have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KC, just missed the 80's. I'VE GOT BIG BALLS!

    Man I wish I were around back then. This cd's got everything. One of AC/DC's greatest albums ever to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very good cd

    This is a AC/DC classic. Anyone who was into Bon Scott's blues rock will be into this. prime example of AC/DC before Bon croaked. I definetely reccomend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Sound - but contains shortened title track!

    The sound on this edition of Dirty Deeds Done Dirth Cheap is slightly better than the previous 1994 remastered release. However, while the 1994 cd contains the full version of the title track, this new digipack release inexplicably contains the shortened version of the song. Unexcusable!!!

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