Second remastered re-release of the first official live album by Australian Hard Rock legend.
While most other rock bands of the era were busy experimenting with Disco or creating studio-perfected epics, AC/DC was one of the few specializing in raw and Bluesy Hard Rock, as evidenced by 1978's live set, "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)".
The album was recorded live during the 1978 Powerage Tour and contains live versions of songs from "T.N.T.", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Let There Be Rock", and "Powerage". It is the last Bon Scott-era AC/DC album produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, who also produced the band's first five studio releases. AC/DC's concert at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on 30 April 1978, was used for the bulk of the recorded material that appeared on the album. It can be clearly heard during "The Jack" when Scott exclaimed "Any virgins in Glasgow?". This concert will also be remembered for the encore when AC/DC came back on stage dressed in the Scottish Football strip. The songs "Dog Eat Dog", the encore "Fling Thing" and the final part of the concert (the reprise of "Rocker") were also performed during the night of the concert but eventually removed from the album. The live rendition of "Dog Eat Dog" was released as the B-side of the single "Whole Lotta Rosie/Dog Eat Dog" in November 1978. It was later released worldwide on the 2009 Box Set "Backtracks". The songs "Fling Thing" and "Rocker" (with its complete guitar solo) appeared only on video releases.
A song with the same title, "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", appeared on AC/DC's next album, "Highway To Hell".
The album was listed at #2 on Classic Rock magazine's readers' poll of "50 Greatest Live Albums Ever".
“If You Want Blood (You've Got It)” captures the band at the height of their powers with Bon Scott at the helm. This is a great straight ahead Rock album that features some of the best songs from the bands early years, played at maximum volume and energy. Great live album!!
Epic Records, 1978/2003 (510763 2). Made in Austria.
1. Riff Raff 5:59
2. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be 4:10
3. Bad Boy Boogie 7:29
4. The Jack 5:48
5. Problem Child 4:40
6. Whole Lotta Rosie 4:05
7. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation 3:41
8. High Voltage 5:05
9. Let There Be Rock 8:33
10. Rocker 3:24
Total playing time: 52:54