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…
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Dirty Deeds: Outside
The high-quality softcover original by Mark Evans, from Bazillion Points Books.
Dirty Deeds: Inside
Contains color insert featuring unseen photos and relics from the classic Mark Evans era of AC/DC
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Back cover featuring a wicked AC/DC live shot with Mark Evans at the forefront
Book detail, includes early color gig posters
Mark Evans and Bon Scott of AC/DC performing at Hammersmith Odeon, London
Prologue, page 1 of 3
"Ever since I could remember, I wanted to travel..."
Prologue, page 2 of 3
"...it was a bit like having a slightly crazed uncle on the road with you..."
Prologue, page 3 of 3
"You know...there's a tower just like that in Paris."
Deluxe 288pp illustrated softcover inc. 16pp color insert
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 9″ x .75″ (165mm x 230mm x 19mm); 2 lbs. (.9 kg)
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“A treasure trove of insider info and intra-band intrigue. Worth every penny.”—Decibel
“One of my favorite reads this year”—GuitarWorld.com
“Compelling and highly entertaining… an eye-opening look into one of rock’s biggest, and most secretive, outfits.”—MusicRadar
Within days of joining AC/DC, Mark Evans played his first show as the band’s bass player. 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.”
NYU hosts Tony Rettman (NYHC author) and NYHC veterans Richie Birkenhead (Underdog, Into Another, Youth of Today) and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today) for a discussion of the unique time, place, sound, and mindset of New York hardcore. Kelefa Sanneh will moderate.