Very High Voltage!
We all know who Kye Smith is, he is surely known as the impressive Aussie drummer and a Youtube sensation, and now he decided to collab with Frenzal Rhomb’s guitarist Linsay “The Doctor” McDougall just to NAIL one of the hardest things to do — to play out most of AC/DC’s Discography in just under five minutes!
Filmed at Newcastle Substation in Killingworth, New South Wales, where they took all those efforts into one rocking awesomeness. Smith surely killed it off behind the drumset while McDougall takes care of all the guitar works, and if you want to be Thunderstruck you can watch the full stuff below. The performance and the pair were truly amazing – it’s not just an awesome tribute to AC/DC but particularly to Malcolm Young, one of the greatest rock rhythm players EVER! Rest in peace Malcolm! Give’em a hell of a show up there!
Malcolm riffs may seem simple or look easy — you may know them as E, G, A, or something like those, and most of the time on repeat — but when Malcolm plays them, there’s so much more than those simple riffs. And the guitarist behind this awesome video can attest to it — he would definitely know because he just pulled it off and was able to play all of Malcolm’s Acca Dacca’s 16-album catalogue guitar riffs while collaborating with Newcastle musician Kye Smith.
“I learned these songs, in order, and wrote a ridiculously long setlist and practiced heaps. I had a bunch of goes at getting it right then we went and did the video clip, which was hilarious.”
“We were miming in the video, but you had to play it correctly, because there are so many AC/DC guitar nerds, all over YouTube, picking apart my guitar riffs.”
– Linsay McDougall
There’s no POSSIBLE way to write Young’s guitar riffs off and call them simplistic!
“There are so much intricacy and nuance to those simple, three-chord songs,” he added. “But the way that he plays them, even the pressure he puts on each individual guitar string, just completely changes the feeling of the riff. A computer couldn’t play it.”
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