Originally Posted by unfunkyfooted
local (North Carolina) heavyweights Nantucket did AC/DC's "Long Way To The Top" before AC/DC themselves did - i THINK. they toured together a lot along with Mother's Finest (the mightiest band you've never heard of). it's still my favorite version.
Unfunk, the song was written and first played by AccaDacca.
Another cover ... an Oz institution - John Farnham - did a cover of Long Way to the Top
. Somehow he does an extremely well-played and faithful cover that almost completely fails to capture the spirit of the original.
How could this happen? Because these are his roots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0c55lXRAeg
His second wave of popularity with a more grownup image and style is still pure middle class pro-establishment (even with pat anti-war message), unlike the working class bad boys of ACDC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOZTSvrHs&ob=av2e
... neat track, though.