AC/DC has released some of the most iconic albums in rock history, but one album, in particular, stands out in the mind of Angus Young.

Young was asked in a recent interview with Switzerland’s SRF 3 which AC/DC album he would put on for someone who’s never heard the band before. While we pity the person that’s never heard AC/DC before, Young gave an interesting response.

“‘Let There Be Rock.’ ‘Let There Be Rock,’ for me, is the album,” responded Young. “And the reason why I like Let There Be Rock’ is because my brother, George, who was producing it, when he said to us at the beginning, when we were making that record, he had me and Malcolm [Young], and he was sitting with us and he said, ‘What sort of album do you wanna do this time?’ And Malcolm just looked at me, and he said, ‘We just want an album that’s just gonna be pure hard rock guitar.'”

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Angus continued, “And I thought it was great because everyone else in the world was into whole other genres. There was punk music, there was new wave. It was all this other stuff that was coming out, and I just thought, ‘This is pure magic.’ And that album defined AC/DC in my eyes. That’s when I went, ‘This is a great band.'”

In addition to the classic title track, 1977’s Let There Be Rock also featured some fan favorites including “Dog Eat Dog,” “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be” and “Whole Lotta Rosie.”

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