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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

SIN CITY
(Young/Scott/Young)

In an effort to lighten up a little, and to brighten up a friend's otherwise dreary day, I thought I'd share my second SONG OF THE WEEK. Like the first, it's an oldie but goodie. I recently had the pleasure of watching a DVD of a live AC/DC show from 1978, it was called "Rock Goes To College", this unfortunately titled Australian TV show featured about forty minutes of the most mind blowing rock ever pumped through a PA system. The DVD was of extreme high audio and video fidelity to boot, so if you're a fan, find it. This song, "Sin City" is the American Dream as seen by a drunken Scot (in both nationality and name) and two dwarvish Australian guitar players. As an aside, if anyone cares, Phil Rudd is the third greatest rock drummer ever.

Diamonds and dust
Poor man last, rich man first
Lambourginis, caviar
Dry martinis, Shangri-la
I got a burning feeling
Deep inside of me
It's yearning
And I'm going to set it free

I'm going in to sin city
I'm gonna win in sin city
Where the lights are bright
Do the town tonight
I'm gonna win in sin city

Ladders and snakes
Ladders give, snakes take
Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief
Ain't got a hope in hell, that's my belief

Fingers Freddy, Diamond Jim
Better get ready,
look out I'm coming in
So spin that wheel, cut that pack
And roll those loaded dice
Bring on the dancing girls
And put the champaigne on ice

I'm going in to sin city
I'm gonna win in sin city
Where the lights are bright
Do the town tonight
I'm gonna win in sin city

The song is from the "Powerage" record which is my personal favorite and Jeff "Mutt" Lange's debut as producer for AC/DC.

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