Label: Atlantic - ATL 50 323 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Repress • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
It was the band's third LP released in Australia and second in Europe in but was not released in North America untilmore than one year after lead singer Bon Scott's death. In April, the band went on their first tour of the U. German band Accept later released it as a single and named their second album after the song. However, hampered by visa problems and a lack of interest from Atlantic Records in the United States, the band returned to Australia to finish their third album.
The title track would become one of the band's most famous songs, with the narrator inviting people experiencing problems to either call him onan actual phone number in Australia in the s then properly formatted as FM - 36 translated to FM on the rotary dial or keypador visit him at his home, at which point he will perform assorted unsavoury acts to resolve said problems.
Situations in which he offers assistance include those involving lewd high school headmasters and significant others who are either adulterous or who persistently find fault with their partners. One of the cartoon's characters was named Dishonest John, and carried a business card that read, "Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. Special rates for Sundays and holidays. Inafter the album was released in the U.
Their attorney told the Chicago Tribune that Rocker - AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap song's digits were followed by what to his clients sounded like an "8", thus creating the couple's phone number. Another fan-favorite from the album is " Ride On ".
The lyrics concern a man ruminating on the mistakes he has made in a Början På Allt - Petter - Början På Allt while drinking. A recording of it would later surface on the Bon Scott Forever Volume 1 bootleg. In concert, Scott would often introduce "Problem Child" as being about Angus.
Oh yeah, get your fuckin' jumbo jet off my airport! A modified international edition was released on Atlantic on 17 Decemberalthough the label was unhappy with its vocals and production.
According to bassist Mark Evansband manager Michael Browning told him he assumed Bon Scott would be fired as a Cloud Connected - In Flames - Reroute To Remain. I managed to claw it back in.
Thank God. The tough rock acts only got what little airwave attention they did because they'd built up a fanbase through years on the Samba De Los Angeles - Gilberto Gil - Samba De Los Angeles / Maracatu Atomico. It was a brutally simple catch Americans were said to have trouble understanding Bon, and if the people working with the band couldn't make out the lyrics, how was his voice going to work on the all-important U.
In hindsight, these concerns seem preposterous, considering that the LP, finally released in the States in Marchwould become the second highest-selling Bon Scott album and is considered one of the band's classics.
At the time, Doug's argument was purely financial. Back in Black had already sold over five million copies. Because of those numbers, Doug told me Dirty Deeds would sell at least 2 million. God knows how many albums For Those About to Rock would have sold had Doug waited for that to come out. Following the American success of Highway to Hell in latecopies of the album began to appear as imports in the US. Some of these were the original Australian edition on Albert Productions; however, Atlantic also pressed the international version in Australia, and many of these were also exported to the US.
Strong demand for both versions in the wake of the even greater success of Back in Black led the US division of Atlantic to finally authorize an official US release in April It went straight to 3 on the Billboard album charts.
The international release had significant variations from the original album. Rock in Peace " were jettisoned in favor of "Rocker" from the Australian album T. A promo-only singlewith " Show Business " as its B-side, was released to radio stations in the US at the time. These appearances included a live performance of the album's title track, as well as a music video for "Jailbreak". Two songs on the international album were edited from the full-length versions on the original Australian album.
The full-length "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" has the title of the song chanted four times, starting atbut on the edited version the chant is heard only twice. Rocker - AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap means they trim off the Chuck Berry licks and title chanting to the end; however, both these full-length versions were restored on the Atco Records remastered CD of the international album.
The most recent CD edition by Epic Records goes back to the edited versions, as originally on the and international vinyl editions. The uncut versions of both songs were released on the box set Backtracks. On the original version of "Rocker", included on the Australian T. Conversely, all international editions of the "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" album have a slightly shorter version where the song fades out at before the cut.
Allmusic gives the album five out of five stars and proclaims "it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott The subject matter is standard-issue rock rebellion; Scott pauses only once to briefly contemplate the consequences of his night stalking in 'Ride On. They Rocker - AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap later reverted to the shortened versions for the Epic remastered versions of the album with "Big Balls" remaining in its longer version.
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