Angus Young has named his favorite AC/DC album. Ultimate-Guitar.com transcribed the legendary guitarist’s chat with Swiss radio station SRF 3, in which he revealed, “Let There Be Rock, for me, is the album. The reason why I like Let There Be Rock is because my brother, George (Young), who was producing it — he had me and (our brother) Malcolm — he was sitting with us and he said, ‘What sort of album do you wanna do this time?’ And Malcolm just looked at me, and he said, ‘We just want an album that’s just gonna be pure hard rock guitar.'”

Angus went on to explain, “And I thought that was great because everyone else in the world was into whole other genres. There was punk music, there was New Wave. . . It was all this other stuff that was coming out, and I just thought, ‘This is pure magic.’ And that album defined AC/DC in my eyes. That’s when I went, ‘This is a great band.'”

FAST FACTS

  • Let There Be Rock, AC/DC’s fourth album, was released on March 21st, 1977.
  • Although considered a stiff at the time in the U.S., with the album stalling at Number 154 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the set reached Number 18 in the UK.
  • The album, which is best remembered for its title track and “Whole Lotta Rosie,” has gone on to earn double platinum certification in the States.

DID YOU KNOW???

  • In addition to topping the Billboard 200 albums chart in the U.S., AC/DC’s latest album Power Up has hit Number One in 21 other countries.
  • AC/DC’s previous studio set, 2014’s Rock Or Bust, topped out at Number Three in the U.S.
  • The band’s last U.S. Number One was 2008’s Black Ice.

CHECK IT OUT: AC/DC in April 1978 performing “Let There Be Rock” live in Glasgow, Scotland: