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"Bon Appetite: A Tribute to the Bon Scott Years of AC/DC" (Perris; 2002)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

The title of this CD tells you virtually all you need to know: It's a collection of the early songs of AC/DC performed by bands other than AC/DC. As far as tribute go, it's a pretty straight-forward, play-it-as-it-was-recorded kinda of tribute CD. 

True, that kind of tribute CD can be kind of boring. Fortunately, this tribute is performed by members of bands that you probably like if you like AC/DC, so - while not exactly enthralling - it's still pretty good listening. 

You've heard the songs and you know the bands - here's the track list so you know what you're getting into:
"Rock N' Roll Damnation" with members of Britny Fox
"Highway to Hell" - with members of Dangerous Toys
Gone Shootin' - 
Touch Too Much - with members of Every Mother's Nightmare
Dirty Deeds - with Derek St. Holmes of Ted Nugent fame
Walk All Over You - with members of Every Mother's Nightmare
Ride On - with members of Every Mother's Nightmare
It's a Long Way to the Top - with Dave Evans (original AC/DC lead vocalist)
Jailbreak - with members of Cherry Street
TNT

This CD also contains the somewhat bizarre feature of ten additional "sample" tracks, most averaging about 90 seconds from original pieces by the bands involved. Thankfully, you can program CD players these days because there's nothing more annoying than a song that starts in the middle and ends before it's over. 

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 

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