Early AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Writes Memoir
AC/DC were just beginning their ascent to the top of rock and roll stardom when Cliff Williams replaced Mark Evans on bass in the late 1970s. However, Evans is still responsible for the low end on some of the band's most memorable anthems, and this November he'll be sharing his stories about the early days of band with a new memoir.
Evans has written 'Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC,' a tell-all about the band's formative years. The book, due this November, doesn't seem like merely a chance to make money off of hurt feelings. Instead, Evans provides insight into the band's early struggles and the camaraderie that kept them together:
"The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas. The world's bigger bands became our new targets," Evans recounts. "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."
Encounters with other young legends in the making, such as Ron Wood and Alice Cooper will also be documented, and as you can imagine, there's plenty of stories about bandmates such as Angus Young and Bon Scott.
Evans played bass for the band from 1975-1978, performing on albums such as 'High Voltage,' 'T.N.T,' 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,' and 'Let There Be Rock.' Which means he features prominently on our list of the 10 Best Bon Scott AC/DC Songs.
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