Sunday, June 1, 2008

Before AC/DC: Bon Scott The Early Years 1967-1972 Due For Release July 8, 2008

Bon Scott. of course, was the lead singer of AC/DC from 1974-1980. He drank himself to death soon after the massive success of Highway to Hell and was followied by Brian Johnson, from Glam rock band Geordie.

Bon was always a little our of control, spending time in jail at 15 years old and being rejected from the Aussie Army for being 'socially maladjusted'.

His first band, at 16, was the Spektors. At 18 he formed The Valentines making the charts with 'Everyday I Have to Cry" and "Juliette"

In 1970 he went prog, joining Fraternity in Adelaide (renamed "Fang") and supported Status Quo. He then joined "Mount Lofty Rangers" but only briefly due to a motorcycle accident

IMV/Blueline are releasing some of Bon's music from this period: Bon Scott: The Early Years 1967-1972. Due July 8, 2008

1. To Know You Is to Love You - The Valentines, Valentines
2. She Said - The Valentines, Valentines
3. Every Day I Have to Cry - The Valentines, Valentines
4. I Can't Dance With You - The Valentines, Valentines
5. Peculiar Hole in the Sky - The Valentines, Valentines
6. Love Makes Sweet Music - The Valentines, Valentines
7. I Can Hear the Raindrops - The Valentines, Valentines
8. Why Me? - The Valentines, Valentines
9. Sooky Sooky - The Valentines, Valentines
10. Getting Better - The Valentines, Valentines
11. Ebeneezer - The Valentines, Valentines
12. Hoochie Coochie Billy - The Valentines, Valentines
13. My Old Man's a Groovy Old Man - The Valentines, Valentines
14. Nick Nack Paddy Wack - The Valentines, Valentines
15. Julliette - The Valentines, Valentines
16. Annabelle - Fraternity
17. Welfare Boogie - Fraternity
18. Hemming's Farm - Fraternity
19. Sommerville R.I.P. - Fraternity
20. Getting Off - Fraternity

Image: Courtesy IMV/Blueline

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don Coleman, Canada's Premiere AC/DC Vocalist, has recorded a song to celebrate the life and spirit of Bon Scott former frontman for AC/DC. The song 'Women, Whiskey & Rock'n'Roll' has been airing daily in Australia on the Rebel FM Network (40 stations is Queensland / NSW ) plus two stations near Fremantle, Western Australia - where there was a concert to unveil a statue of Bon Scott - PERTH 107.3 FM and 89.7 FM (still airing on Pippa Kidman's show) on weekly shows. Each day there are more Australian, Canadian, European and American FM Stations coming onboard to air the song.

The song launched on WRUW FM 91.1 in Cleveland, Ohio ( home of the R&R Hall of Fame) complete with an on air interview with Don Coleman, on a show dedicated to the memory of Bon Scott. Also on the show where Susan Masino, published author of 'Let There Be Rock' a book on Bon and AC/DC, and President of the Bon Scott Fan Club, Doug Thorncroft, who both love the song. The song aired on the Newcap FM Network on K-Rock 105.5 in Charlottetown, PEI, along with an interview with Don, as well as FM Stations in St. John 98.9 FM (morning and afternoon 'drive time' programs), NB and Moncton 106.1 FM, NB, Canada. Most recently it aired on C103 FM Moncton on their "Indie Files Show", In Toronto Canada on thatradio, plus several Internet FM Radio Stations. It has just received requests to air in Scotland, Ireland and England plus stations in Louisiana and Minnesota. Just this week it was requested by a station in Canada's far north in Iqaluit. The song will also be part of a compilation CD to help raise funds for the Australian Cancer Council. The song along with the 'homage' video is also now on AC/DC's website - . Don will be doing more media interviews with various Music Magazines & Stations in the coming weeks.

Other notable reviews came from Vince Lovegrove ( former bandmate of Bon's in the 'Valentines'), Aussie Legend - Kevin Borich, 'Angels' drummer Buzz Bidstrup who performed at the concert to unveil the statue, in their re-formed band the 'Party Boys'. They all think the song is a 'ripper'. I received a request for the song from longtime friend of Bon and longtime bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Daisley who thinks Don did a great job on the song.

Don has been receiving many offers from : England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA, to front many bands and to tour.

You can listen to the song by visiting the dedicated site at . You can also see the video that goes with the song by going to YouTube and searching "Don Coleman". There's also performance footage of Don's AC/DC Tribute material.