Dirty Deeds
Mark Evans
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Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC
Mark Evans
Bazillion Points
Paperback
288 pages
December 2011
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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The name may not be as familiar as Bon Scott or the Brothers Young, but Mark Evans was there as the bass player for AC/DC back in 1975. In this, the first book written by an AC/DC insider, Evans covers everything from the dynamics between Angus and Malcolm Young and the band's boisterous frontman, Bon Scott. Mark talks about the early struggles the band went through as he details life on the road, in the studio, and the music that was happening around him.

Here is an excerpt on Bon Scott:

Bon was used to calamity. Before joining AC/DC he endured a long stay in an Adelaide hospital after a near-fatal motorcycle crash. Bon was always willing to show me the bloodstains on the inside of his black leather bike jacket, courtesy of that smash. It was a favorite jacket of his and showed up in quite a few photos over the early years. It was a funky black leather number; Bon had sewn fake leopard-skin patches on the shoulders. He was handy with a sewing needle, that boy.
And here is a remarkable tale about Beatle George Harrison:
George started to pick out a few Beatles bits and pieces, including the barre-chord intro to 'I Feel Fine.' George started playing the opening to 'Norwegian Wood,' a stunning guitar piece. Then he sang the lilting lyric, 'I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.' At this point I thought I was going to pass out. His voice was as clear as a bell, soulful, with great warmth. I didn't know he was such a finger singer, but then again, he didn't get much of a crack with Lennon and McCartney to contend with. He finished his bit of 'Norwegian Wood' and told us, 'That's one of John's tunes. It's a beautiful number.' No shit, George.
There are a lot of very cool anecdotes here. Evans was there from the beginning, and for anyone into AC/DC, Dirty Deeds is one you have to read.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Steven Rosen, 2012

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