I got this when I came out in the UK a few months ago. I'm a big fan of Phil's playing and AC/DC in general. the lead single is OK, but....... in my opinion the album is terrible to be honest.
It's Phil plus two local musicians he met in a pub (allegedly) and to be frank, it sounds like it. Great for a Phil completist but it's not going to win any prizes
I appreciate your comment. I think Phil shows courage "to have a go" on a solo project besides the mastodon of AC/DC...
You're right to say that BJ Wilson laid down some tracks but these were never used, however the drum parts that appear on the album on the album are all Phil. Simon W appears on the promo clips and then toured but the playing is Phil's and audibly so.thanks mate...sorry!...
heard Procol Harum Drummer B J wilson drummed for Flick of the switch but they used Simon Wright' s track for the album...when Ruddy walked out of the studio.
I recently read the same thing , the reason being he didn't join the band full time was that he had an Italian passport and could not travel overseas with the band .I only just learnt it was not Phil Rudd playing on the 1975 High Voltage album. I grew up my whole life, and only found yesterday (due to the current TV promotion of the book "the Youngs - History of AC DC"), thinking that Phil Rudd was drumming on that original album. Was a guy called Tony Currenti who played with various other Vanda and Young projects.
I guess a lot of you know this already, but I was surprised as I thought the style on that 1975 album defined the simplicity of Phil Rudd - but it wasn't him....
(Tony said he played every track on the album except Baby Please Don't Go)
I recently read the same thing , the reason being he didn't join the band full time was that he had an Italian passport and could not travel overseas with the band .
The story was in news.com with a link to either the Daily Telegraph or the Advertiser but I can't find it now , perhaps not the most reliable source . As for the passport I can't verify that as it was mentioned in the same story for 2-3 days ago .I think you'll find the simple fact that High Voltage was recorded in '74, before Rudd joined the band ('75) as being the sole reason why he didn't play the sessions.
Not sure why he'd have an Italian passport though. He was born here in Melbourne and was of Lithuanian descent. I can understand a passport from either of those two nations, but Italian seems a bit dubious. Any link to the source?
PFOG, just to clear up any confusion it's Tony Currenti who had an Italian passport and therefore travel issues, not Phil Rudd!I recently read the same thing , the reason being he didn't join the band full time was that he had an Italian passport and could not travel overseas with the band .
+1.Here's hoping the press are up to their usual tricks and the headline reads far worse than the actual charges.
'Attempting to procure' is the actual charge, so unfortunately it probably is as bad as it looks. Innocent until proven guilty and all that, but it would explain his absence from the recent London album photoshoot.Wow. He's just been charged by NZ police for trying to procure a murder along with assorted drug offenses.
Here's hoping the press are up to their usual tricks and the headline reads far worse than the actual charges.