Rowdy, wild, raunchy, and real, Bon Scott area AC/DC goes above and beyond the sexually charged double entendre of the Brian Johnson years (when the brothers Young took over all lyrics). While not exactly existential, Bon’s lyrics were real. Reflections of a young man dealing with fame, excess, women, and touring, but not so far into that life that he forgot days of being a struggling musician or even just a struggling human being. “Down Payment Blues” is an ode to wanting it all, having some of it, and being able to afford none of it. Plus, its a good rant song since I spent most of my morning going round and round with AT&T on the phone. Bastards.
From 1978’s Powerage, it’s “Down Payment Blues”. Let’s get a little rowdy on this Sunday and count change to put gas in the car.