AC/DC has a ton of iconic songs in their catalog, but there’s one song in particular that Angus Young considers the band’s “most regrettable song.”
In a new interview with Vulture, Young goes into detail about “Love Song,” which was featured on the band’s Australian release of their 1975 debut album High Voltage.
“That was very different for us,” said Young. “I didn’t know if we were trying to parody love songs of the time, because Bon [Scott] wrote the lyrics. I don’t even remember what the words are. I remember that song because the guy who worked for us at our record label told us that’s what was on the local radio at the time — very soft music. He thought we should release that song, because it’ll probably get some airplay. I remember thinking, ‘Who in their right mind would want this to go out?'”
Young continued, “We were very fortunate, though, because all of the radio stations who had seen us live knew this was not who we were. So these stations started to flip the record over and play the other song, which was a cover of a blues standard called ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go.’ We actually scored a hit from the B-side! That was the one saving grace of the song.”
Interestingly enough, AC/DC’s cover of “Baby, Please Don’t Go” wouldn’t receive an official release internationally until 1984 when it was featured on the EP ’74 Jailbreak which was comprised of songs only released in the band’s native Australia.