AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
By Charlie Goodrich Friday, 11 Jun 2004

A song about underage girls, contract killers, a pair of large bouncy parties and even women’s rights are some of the fantastic things to look forward to with the Dirty Deeds album.

When first listening to the album one may notice that “T.N.T.” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” have almost the exact same guitar rhythm. It’s not a bad thing, they simply knew they had a good thing going and wanted to continue with it. “Dirty Deeds” is all about cheap contract killers who like to find fun and new ways to kill their victims. Some of these include electrocution, strangling, and having the person wear a pair of concrete shoes as they go to sleep with the fish.

“Love at First Feel” deals with rock stars obsessions with underage girls and how the taboo is frequently overlooked. Another classic on the album is “Big Balls”. Everyone is familiar with this song that takes innuendos to a new level. “Ain’t no Fun( Waiting to be a Millionaire)” can be taken two ways. One may see it as a wanting for more money or a true intellect can delve deeper finding a greater meaning. The second way urges women to leave the housewife business and find an occupation that will make them happy as well as financially secure.

Finally, Dirty Deeds offers one of the most underrated rock songs of all time, “Problem Child”. This song is one of my all time favorites. It begins with a hard drum beat and Angus ripping out one of the greatest guitar rhythms ever.


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