Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Malcolm Young Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
The bottom line is what we record is what we use. Once we feel we’ve got a good album, we stop at that. That’s usually around 12 tracks.
I’d listen to a song and say, ‘Hang on, I like that piano thing,’ so I’d play the guitar like that and get the vibe from it, and it just evolved from the get-go. It was pretty obvious what to do; You don’t think about rock n’ roll: you just do it.
You can’t outdo Angus, you know. It’s a difficult one.
People paid money for tickets to see us and be entertained by us, and we’ve never forgotten that. Anything after that was a bonus.
Angus has had a few swings at me, maybe two or three times in our whole career. But then it’s done, and it’s not gonna drag on, because it’s not worth it. We have to stick together. And we know that.
The blues singers were talking about everyday life, and they pushed a button.
I used to listen to the Beatles and Stones, whereas Angus was more into the heavier stuff – Cream, Hendrix – with the lead guitar.
I was more of a melodic player. Angus was more into the rock world. Straightaway, I said this is how we should do it. It was never a brotherly squabble but the opposite, because we just wanted to do good as a band.
I’ve never felt like a pop star – this is a nine-to-five sort of gig. It comes from working in the factories, that world. You don’t forget it.
I love coming back to Scotland.
Rock bands don’t really swing… a lot of rock is stiff. They don’t understand the feel, the movement, you know, the jungle of it all.
If there was a wrong note, it didn’t matter as long as it was rocking.
You always underestimate – rather than be disappointed.
Why not simply work better and harder at what you’ve got?
We sort of find that music tames the beast, you know.