Angus Young

Angus Young


3/31/1955, Glasgow, Scotland

Birth Name

Angus McKinnon Young


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Angus was brought up in Glasglow's east end in the area of Cranhill along with his older brothers, Malcolm and George Young. He started to play guitar when he was five years old, a local kid had one and Angus would play it during visits. He got his…more


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    • Angus: When we started, we didn't care about gettin on the radio and we didn't care what people said about us...We just went out and played rock music.

    • Angus: In those days girls were only interested in...well, not us.

    • Angus: We never thought of ourselves as a 'heavy metal band' we've always regarded ourselves as a rock band. The big difference we've always thought we had a lot more feel for rock, we always went out for songs, not riffs or heavy, heavy sounds. But every now and again it does come on like a sledge hammer.

    • Angus: The trouble is, we can't play everything or we'll be onstage all night... and we don't wanna end up like Pink Floyd, growing old onstage!

    • Angus: Style, I didn't think we had any! I just plug in and hit the thing really hard. That's my style...or lack of one!

    • Angus: Its just rock and roll. A lot of times we get criticized for it. A lot of music papers come out with: 'When are they going to stop playing these three chords?' If you believe you shouldn't play just three chords it's pretty silly on their part. To us, the simpler a song is, the better, 'cause it's more in line with what the person on the street is.

    • Angus: I don't like to play above or below people's heads. Basically, I just like to get up in front of a crowd and rip it up.

    • (When asked if he specifically named his guitar)
      Angus: If it was happening, I'd call it Heavenly Beast. If it wasn't happening, I usually call it Asshole.

    • Angus: I love the music from Nat King Cole, BB King, Albert King... When I think of it, I wouldn't mind being renamed Angus King.

    • Angus: We want to appeal to everyone and get rich quick. We want to be millionaires. I've got this plan to buy Tasmania you see...

    • Angus: We're a rock group. We're noisy, rowdy, sensational, and weird.

    • Angus: I'm sick to death of people saying we've made eleven albums that sound exactly the same. In fact we've made twelve albums that sound exactly the same.

    • Angus Young: I try to find new ways of playing things and I've always had a thing where I don't put a guitar lick into something just for the sake of putting a guitar lick into something. I like everything to have a groove and go with the track and besides that, you do like it to shine out, too, so it doesn't come across as just being in there as filler.

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  • Angus Young rock guitar player of ACDC. One of my favourite bands.

    Angus Young is a really good guitarist! He is one of my personal favourites.He creates his solos using the pentatonic scale with some blues and rock feel in it. Exactly my kind of music. He is also an excellent guitar player becaue his set up is so simple yet it can produce such a powerful and melodious sound. In the words of the mighty Angus Young \"The only boost between the guitar and amp is me!\"Shame he is a bit weirdmoreless