Vol II, Issue 6-Gone shootin’ (01 Apr 2017)

For the love of rock

Vol II, Issue 6 – Gone shootin’ (01 Apr 2017)


Name of song– Gone shootin’

Band- AC/DC

Album- Powerage

Writers– Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott

Release year– 1978

Similar artists– Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Motorhead, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Airbourne

Gone shootin’

Reviewer- Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha

For anyone who is into rock, AC/DC requires no introduction. AC/DC is the most successful band to have emerged from Australia. Formed in 1973 by the Young brothers Malcolm and Angus, they have always proved themselves to be a true hard rock band despite numerous line-up changes. Their hallmark sound, the thundering beat drums, unique vocals of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, the prototype school uniform worn by Angus and his unique guitar style, all add to their glory. With untimely accidental death of the singer Bon Scott due to heavy alcohol consumption overnight in 1980, the band had almost called it the day. However due to Scott’s parent’s persuasion, they rolled in Brian Johnson as Scott’s replacement and continued. Today, they are considered as one of the most successful and well respected heavy metal acts of all time. They have been ranked fourth by VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and seventh by MTV’s “Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time”. Still going strong, their fan followers are increasing day by day.

“Gone shootin’” is a thundering number from their fourth album “Powerage”, released in 1978. This album is considered as least successful albums of Bon Scott’s era, however, the album does deserve true respect from the loyal fans. Considered as favorites by Keith Richards and Malcolm himself, this album did represent the band’s growth as well as maturity following “Let There Be Rock” in 1977.

The song starts with the drums and a haunting bass with strong guitar riff. The lead guitar joins in then and the beat carries on passionately. Bon’s voice then adds on to the song and drives it into complete frenzy. The song is a hard rocking one -typical of AC/DC. The lyrics of the song are quite elusive and equally impressive at the same time. Although it appears simple, it perhaps bears deep meaning; and thus the song’s interpretation can be numerous, depending upon the listener’s perception. The lead guitar by Angus is again so well suited to the song that nobody can remain unaffected listening to it. The fading lead guitar at the end part is also equally mesmerizing.

Despite the fact that AC/DC have got numerous wonderful numbers, “Gone shootin’” is definitely a 100% AC/DC number, and a jewel for any true AC/DC fan!!!

Happy listening!!

Resources– Wikipedia.org, Allmusic.com

Gone shootin’

Feel the pressure rise

Hear the whistle blow

Bought a ticket of her own accord

To I dunno

Packed your heart in a travellin‘ bag

And never said bye bye

Something missing in the neighbourhood

Of her cryin‘ eyes

I stirred my coffee with the same spoon

Knew her favourite tune

Gone shootin

My baby’s gone shootin

Wrap herself around

Like a second skin

Backed her favourite nag

But she could never win

I took an offer in another town

She took another pill

She was runnin‘ in overdrive

A victim of overkill

She never made it past the bedroom door

What was she aiming for

Gone shootin

She’s gone, gone gone gone Gone shootin

My baby’s gone shootin

Gone shooting, how am I gonna get her down

Gone shooting, look out, look out, look out

Gone shooting, she can hurt someone

Gone shooting, yeah she sure is loaded

Gone shooting, she’s gone gone gone gone, she’s gone

Gone shooting

Lyrics link- http:// http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/581889

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