"Louisiana Lady" - Marcus Hook Roll Band (Pre-AC/DC) [SoundCloud Audio Stream]

Justin Stanger

by Justin Stanger

Published May 13, 2014

Before forming AC/DC, Angus and Malcolm Young were in a band with their brothers George and Alex called Marcus Hook Roll Band. Now, they are re-releasing a non-album single from 1973, titled "Louisiana Lady." The band will also re-release their only album, Tales of Old Grand-Daddy, which was previously released only in Australia, also in 1973. You can read more about the album here on Zumic.

The track has Alex playing a frantic, wheezing saxophone riff over a funky rhythm as George sings with a bluesy gruffness. Though "Louisiana Lady" has a softer tone than most AC/DC tracks, it still retains the Youngs' signature marching rhythm over the chanting chorus. The band's producer, Wally Waller, talked to Rolling Stone about Markus Hook Roll Band's influence on AC/DC, saying, "I think it's fair to say that the seeds of AC/DC were sewn, here, and the roots were forming."

Both the single and Tales of Old Grand-Daddy will be re-released on June 3rd. You can preoreder the album on Amazon.

You can also listen to another single by the band called "Quick Reaction" right here on Zumic.


Source: Rhino Records SoundCloud Via Rolling Stone

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