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AC/DC- Dog eat Dog, b/w Carry me Home 7″ (Albert Productions, Australia, 1977)

Long before Jello Biafra was “too drunk to fuck”, Bon Scott sang about getting carried home by a woman not quite as drunk as himself. She “ain’t no lady but sure got taste in men”. Say no more, say no more.
Need more proof that AC/DC used to blow every band everywhere out of the water when Bon was still among the living? Check out the band’s immortal “Let there be Rock” LP, from which the a-side song “Dog eat Dog” originates. Songs like “Go down” or “Overdose” have never stopped to excite me to filthy, obscene, revolting levels of complete loss of all self-respect.

This monster of a song “Carry me Home” has never been offically re-released and is to be found exclusively on this very hard to find 7″. I heard several bootlegs of this, they all sounded like shit. Something had to be done about this.
The exact story behind this song has yet to be revealed, at least to me. It sounds like an unfinished track, a bit like the material on that “Volts” CD in the “Bonfire” Box, but whereas these tracks there are kinda dull, this rips and roars. Some sources say it comes from the “Powerage”, others from the “Let there be Rock” sessions.
Rarely has Bon been so present in a song like in “Carry me Home”. The lyrical content, the out-of-control joy and lust for life of “Carry me Home” and the general rawness are probably the reason why this remains one of the very few un-re-released original AC/DC recordings (the insane live version of “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap” on some Ooostralia only comp LP comes to mind).
This posting has been inspired by the drunk women of the past month, wine, beer, cigarettes, silliness, headbanging and finally a fine AC/DC homage by Justin.

Dog eat Dog.mp3
Carry me Home.mp3

24 Comments

  1. I love you.

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 09:41 | Permalink
  2. Thanx for being such a good friend not just to me but to everyone who has the good sense to enjoy fine music. One thing I have to say about AC/DC is that yes Bon was the best, no doubt about that. Having been the worst kind of drunk myself I have a sweet spot for dead drunks. You sure have to give the band credit in finding a good replacement in Brian Johnson. I know it’s just not the same but dude does have an incrdible voice. At least I think they did find a better replacement than Iron Maiden did. I hope I haven’t stirred the pot too much on this incredible post and being able to hear a “classic” ACDC tune I’ve never heard before. Thanx again Erich. 😉

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 14:28 | Permalink
  3. Steve

    I must’ve been 13 years old when I saw these dudes on Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert and became a big fan. Later that year (’77) I bought my first Ramones album. Those were the days!

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 16:10 | Permalink
  4. Brian Brainless

    Thanks for this! I’ve never even heard of this single and the song. Really great, catchy. Too love you 😀

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 16:58 | Permalink
  5. tom

    GREAT JUST GREAT! MAssive thanks!!

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 17:01 | Permalink
  6. Jay Thurston

    I really enjoy early AC/DC. When Bon died, they should have died. I truly cannot stand Brian. If this upsets people…sorry. Just the way I hear it. As for Dickinson not being a great Maiden replacement…that is wrong. He was a great singer for the band.

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 17:54 | Permalink
  7. Rotten Ron

    Thankyou this is fucking awesome and makes me realize again why I love this band so much after I had been thinking about seeing them on this tour for the first time in years and found tix were $150 and up to $1000 not from scalpers. Fuck! This after they signed a deal with fucking Wal Mart.

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 20:00 | Permalink
  8. white trash suburbia

    thanks for having the best music blog. in fact like somebody said in some comment I’m not only here for the music although there’s plenty to learn like this ac-dc song that is totally new to me. your writeups are one of a kind. well thought out and very well written. I guess that’s what you get when unlike in the u.s. you have good schooling programs – people are so much smarter.

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    Posted on 25-Nov-08 at 02:20 | Permalink
  9. Brian Johnson rules Iron maiden suck.

    Now I think I must play Fly on the wall.

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    Posted on 25-Nov-08 at 08:14 | Permalink
  10. Jay Thurston

    Par…you have such a profound way with words….but, you are wrong. 🙂

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    Posted on 25-Nov-08 at 09:23 | Permalink
  11. Thanks White Trash Suburbia.

    Pär: Fly on the Wall? Some people would stop at nothing 🙂

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 02:02 | Permalink
  12. Wite Trash

    I wud complint you but Im to iletrite!

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    Posted on 26-Nov-08 at 05:56 | Permalink
  13. Count Yorga

    Bon Scott war einfach genial ! ACDC mit Bon Scott war meine Einstiegsdroge. Vielen Dank!

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 12:23 | Permalink
  14. Thanks so much for this Erich. It just doesn’t get any better than Bon Scott era AC/DC…

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    Posted on 27-Nov-08 at 18:58 | Permalink
  15. Malisha Old 666

    Thanx for this great song! Never heard of it! For the last couple of years I’m quite mainstream and Back In Black is most played in my HQ. No wonder it’s second best selling album of all time.

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    Posted on 29-Nov-08 at 01:29 | Permalink
  16. readgeorgesbataille

    I know where this is going and I LIKE YOU for this…i have to steal my sister’s laptop across town (seriously folks) to download this from Erich, my peoplepc setup meams that i can’t keep my computer bastard all night (while i go out and arson)

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 21:09 | Permalink
  17. Speed

    “C’mon baby, be a good dog and help the blind.”

    Bon was such a great lyricist!

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    Posted on 30-Dec-08 at 16:41 | Permalink
  18. Man! I think I’ve just had a near out of body experience. It’s not every day that you can hear a “new” song by one of your all time favourite groups. Much less one so fucking amazing. For 3’55” I’ve felt like I was 15 again. Thank you so much.

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    Posted on 21-Jan-09 at 07:40 | Permalink
  19. Glad I could help, Oscar 🙂

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    Posted on 21-Jan-09 at 07:42 | Permalink
  20. Hallo Erich, dänks ä millien for poeblischin dis! Its won of se best eisiidisii-songs ei haef efr hoerd! Liebe Gruess us Basel vom Thomi, ex-Little green Scientists, ex-Flimmer. Ueberhaupt super, di Blog, ha scho X MP3s daunglade.

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    Posted on 15-Jul-09 at 01:10 | Permalink
  21. troyanwhoress

    the links are dead 🙁
    repost, please? pretty please???

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    Posted on 04-Aug-11 at 04:41 | Permalink
  22. Nathan.G

    Thanks for this one – it is all about “Dog Eat Dog” for me though…

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    Posted on 05-Aug-11 at 14:55 | Permalink
  23. Per Eriksson

    As always, when this band released something on record between the years 1975-1979 it was bound to be a Classic.B-)But I understand why the boys decided to put this track as a B-side, because it don’t have the feverish magic of the other songs on the album.;-)

    I am really qualified to speak out about the best band in the history of hardrock.:-)I discovered AC/DC in a record store way back in the year of 1975 when I saw the album “TNT” racked up and ready to rock.B-)My first thought was that this must be something very special, with the cover and all, and that was not far from the truth, believe me.:-o

    Finally I had found a band that would be worth to follow in the future.;-)I bought this LP and all their other releases up until “Back In Black”.But my favorite album of theirs is without a shadow of a doubt “Let There Be Rock”.:-D

    And now to my question for you Eric: What has AC/DC meant to you?

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    Admin Reply:

    It wasn’t the first love of my music life, but definitely the most intense.

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    Posted on 18-Feb-14 at 18:04 | Permalink
  24. Anarkistattak

    RE UP!

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    Posted on 15-Nov-14 at 22:02 | Permalink

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