September 7

Speaking of disparate albums that will always be associated in my mind:

acdccheaptrickandmollyhatchet

AC/DC ‎– Highway To Hell, Cheap Trick At Budokan and Molly Hatchet’s debut.

It was a late 70s summer. I had a 1957 Chevy pickup truck, a Radio Shack Optimus under dash cassette player and a pair of 6×9 coaxial speakers in homemade particle board boxes. That setup cranked!

Once again on cassette, these things were constant companions through my high school years. Into the age of CD, only Highway To Hell made the repurchase crossover.

Sadly, Cheap Trick At Budokan and Molly Hatchet’s debut were only distant memories until this year. So, 35 years on, the Cheap Trick doesn’t seem near as exciting and the Molly Hatchet southern rock has gone out of style with me. Still, the Frank Frazetta cover art is as cool as ever and the cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s song Dreams is better than the original.

Highway To Hell? Stone cold classic and my favorite AC/DC record by far.

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