Everyone and anyone that knows me will tell you that I am an AC/DC nut. They'd be right.
I first heard them in 1978. I was at the local youth club disco and listening to the usual disco stuff, some Mud, Slade and Sweet being thrown in for the glam rock fans. Then, BAM! I heard them. Little did I know that they would have such a profound effect on me, one that I still carry today, some 36 years later.
Whole Lotta Rosie  from the Let There Be Rock album was the first song I heard. My leg just started moving along to the rhythm, worse case of restless leg syndrome anyone would ever likely encounter.
Powerage, for me, and many other hardcore AC/DC fans, stands out there as one of the finest rock n' roll albums ever recorded. It still stands up today. For me, Gone Shootin'  pretty much defines what AC/DC are all about - the groove.
Well, because I want to is the simple answer.
AC/DC have been, and still are, a huge part of my life, they are my natural antidepressant, better still, one doesn't endure side effects when listening to AC/DC.
AC/DC, thankfully, continued and soon found a replacement vocalist in Brian Johnson.
Johnson had had previous chart topping success in the UK with Geordie, their most successful single release being All Because Of You which entered the top 10 in the UK charts.
Being an AC/DC fan has its downside. The years between studio albums can be tedious. They keep themselves to themselves and rarely do interviews [unless they are promoting a tour or album].
They've kept my interest going for 36 years, they are, without doubt, the finest rock n' roll band of all time.
I thought I'd just mention them before my blog hits one million views. They helped shape me into the person I am today.
I salute them.
Better than any mind altering drug.