It's easy to dismiss The Easybeats as one hit wonders here in the US of A. Most who know "Friday On My Mind" don't even know who recorded it. But The Easybeats catalogue is deep and more importantly, it is essential. The mastermind behind this incredible band, George Young, has died. Young, if you didn't know, was also the brother of Angus and Malcolm of AC/DC, and served as their occasional co-writer and producer. Yet one more rock and roll legend, gone too soon.
Our friend, Steve, over at PowerPop says, "And if there's a better rock and roll record than 'Gonna Have A Good Time,' I for one have never heard it." I tend to agree. But, "St. Louis" from 1969, is pretty damn good, too, and it really shows the first signs of what became AC/DC.
George, we hardly knew ye. R.I.P.