Gretsched in Time

“If you can take your eyes off these two showmen for a moment, you might find your gaze drifting to the left of the drum riser, where a pugnacious long-haired kid (he looks like he’s still in high school), wearing jeans and a white T-shirt, is strumming his Gretsch guitar and shaking his leg in time to the driving beat. His name is Malcolm Young, and you could be forgiven for seeing him as just another part of the backing band, but he is in fact the mastermind of the whole operation, at once its visionary and its taskmaster. He is the soul of the band, its leader on and off the stage.” The New Yorker: Farewell to Malcolm Young.

+ I have a terrible memory, but I still remember exactly where I was sitting on the bus to middle school when I first heard You Shook Me All Night Long and Back in Black. So this remembrance from my virtual pal Bob Lefsetz struck a chord: Macolm Young.

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