AC/DC - Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC (BOOK)
Australia | Hard Rock/Heavy
Deluxe 288pp illustrated softcover inc. 16pp color insert Dimensions: 6.5″ x 9″ x .75″
Guitar World Top 15 Books of 2011
Honorable Mention, NPR Staff Picks the Best Music Books of 2011
"An honest and comical look at AC/DC's rise to the upper echelons of hard rock through the eyes of the former bassist" -Lick Library News
"A treasure trove of insider info and intra-band intrigue. Worth every penny." -Decibel
"One of my favorite reads this year" -GuitarWorld.com
"Frank, personal, and heartfelt" -The Melbourne Herald Sun
"Compelling and highly entertaining' an eye-opening look into one of rock's biggest, and most secretive, outfits." -MusicRadar
"Evans managed to render his book much like AC/DC's iconic hard rock: lean, raw, unflinching, and heavy on the riffs." -The Onion A/V Club
"The meaty chapters spill plenty of details about the then-newbie rockers' early days." -Gibson.com
"As someone who was around Bon Scott, Angus and Malcolm Young, and Phil Rudd constantly, he provides an interesting and unique look into their personalities' very interesting." -About.com
"A very detailed and captivating tome' Mark Evans has compiled a must-read for fans of the Australian rockers." -Blistering.com
"Much meatier on the band's history than Brian Johnson's recent band/car memoir, Rockers and Rollers" -Houston Press
"Fascinating" -Loud Mag
"A tale of fun and adventure as a marauding rock soldier doing it rough in a bygone era" -The Rock Pit
"A glimpse of the gritty early days before Angus and Co. rightfully took over the world." -Montreal Mirror
"A fast-moving, hair-blowing joyride, full of fantastic stories, colorful characters, and wince-inducing laughs' richly rewarding." -The Nervous Breakdown
"If you are an AC/DC fan, you must read Dirty Deeds'the book is excellent." -Denver Examiner [5/5 stars]
"Long-overdue and essential reading'a great and informative read" -PunkVinyl.com [4.5/5 stars]
"A rare 'been there, done that' perspective of touring with the group. Rewarding' with a sincere heart." -Library Journal
"Highly recommended" -ACDCMachine
"A first-hand look into AC/DC's early career, and what it was like playing in a band beside Angus and Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, and Phil Rudd, an insight which has never been revealed or told before, from someone that was there to experience it first hand. This makes the book stand out over any of the AC/DC books released on the market previously'certainly a must have for any true AC/DC fan." -AC/DCcollector.com
"A fascinating study in how to learn from your mistakes and how to handle the aftermath of success when you no longer have it. This book is a must-have for AC/DC obsessives and casual fans too." -Metal Army America [5/5 review]
One day in 1975, 19-year-old Aussie rocker Mark Evans walked into a local bar to check out a band. His life would never be the same'
Within days, he played his first show as bass player of AC/DC. A week later he was on national TV, alongside devious schoolboy Angus Young and the wild singer Bon Scott -dressed as a pigtailed, cigarette-smoking schoolgirl and waving a mallet. In the next few years Mark toured internationally, and appeared on the groundbreaking and platinum-selling AC/DC releases High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and the '74 Jailbreak EP.
Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC brings the gripping, laugh-out-loud tale of a band that lived fast and played harder than anyone else. The first bio by a band insider during the early years, the book details the struggles and personalities behind the rise of hard rock's most successful group; with guest spots by rock n' roll icons like George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, and members of Metallica. In his honest and revealing memoir, mark evans contends with life's many turns: A rough-as-nails upbringing, lucky breaks, soaring highs, and terrible personal loss and tragedy. It was a long way to the top'and he was just getting started.
"The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas. The world's bigger bands became our new targets. Who the fuck did these pricks think they were'We saw a few of the so-called headline acts and straight away knew that we had nothing to fear."