Sound — 9
AC/DC's main humbucker crunch is praised in this classic album. With Angus's SG growl and Malcolm's rock solid rhythms Powerage screams Rock N' Roll at the top of its lungs. With a disorted bridge pickup always on, Angus and Mal create one of AC/DC's classic preaches of "Sin City" and the underrated "Gone Shootin'" and "What's Next to the Moon?". Although not a chart-topper Powerage is one of the greatest AC/DC albums. This album was also the debut of bass Player Cliff Williams.
Lyrics — 8
On "Down Payment Blues" Bon sings " got a Cadillac but can't afford the gasoline", Bon may have not participated much in writing lyrics but that line has Bon written all over it. On "What's next to the moon?" there are backup vocals of Mal and Cliff singing with Bon you can tell how insync they are. Overall Bon sings his heart out throughout the entire album.
Overall Impression — 9
Without AC/DC Rock N' Roll wouldn't be what it is today. If you like the classic AC/DC with Bon Scott (I'm sure you do) then Powerage is the album for the Bon fanatics. Also this album shows the talent of Cliff Williams compared to ex-bass player Mark Evans. This album is true AC/DC.