High Voltage is the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus. It tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world.
Angus Young, the co-founder and the last remaining original member of AC/DC, has for more than 40 years been the face, sound and sometimes the exposed backside of the trailblazing rock band. In his trademark schoolboy outfit, guitar in hand, Angus has given his signature sound to songs such as 'A Long Way to the Top', 'Highway to Hell' and 'Back in Black', helping AC/DC become the biggest rock band on the planet.
High Voltage is the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus. It tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. The youngest of eight kids, Angus always seemed destined for a life in music, and it was his passion and determination that saw AC/DC become hard rock's greatest act. Over the years, Angus has endured the devastating death of iconic vocalist Bon Scott, the forced retirement of his brother in arms, Malcolm Young, and more recently the loss from the band of singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Yet somehow the little guitar maestro has kept AC/DC not just on the rails, but at the top of the rock pile.
‘A GRIPPING new book about AC/DC schoolboy guitarist Angus Young charts the carnage around the supergroup from wild groupies, violent fist-fights, tragic fans’ deaths – and even being linked to a serial killer.’ Scottish Sun October 1 2017
‘Apter’s lively and highly readable biography . . . is an inspiring story. Angus was the son of Scottish migrants, brother of one of the Easybeats, who gave up a printing apprenticeship to pursue his dream of being a rock star.’ Sydney Daily Telegraph September 28 2017
‘High Voltage is a great read, easy to whip through and take in, but it doesn’t leave you feeling short-changed, it simply opens your thoughts up to: what if there were more? Even if you’ve read the Bon Scott and other AC/DC books already, High Voltage is worth a look, to round out the story of one of the world’s greatest rocking bands, and how hard work, and keeping it simple, sometimes just pays off.’ Daily Review September 2 2017
About the Author
Jeff Apter has written biographies of the Finn brothers, the Bee Gees, Jeff Buckley and Keith Urban. His latest book is the bestselling biography of Angus Young, High Voltage. He has ghostwritten memoirs by Kasey Chambers, Richard Clapton and AC/DC’s Mark Evans, as well as working on Somebody That I Used To Know (with Bunkie King) and The Fighter (with Paul Warren). Jeff was on staff at Australian Rolling Stone, writes for The Guardian and the Sydney Morning Herald, and was the dramaturge for the Helpmann Award-nominated live show, A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th August 2017
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.46