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Hear Malcom and Angus Young's pre-AC/DC group the Marcus Hook Roll Band
The Marcus Hook Roll band in the studio in 1973.

LISTEN: 'One of These Days' by the Marcus Hook Roll Band

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Just before Malcolm and Angus Young took fans on a debauched descent down that "Highway to Hell" as AC/DC, they joined with their talented brother, George Young, and guitarist Harry Vanda to form the brief, yet musically significant, group, The Marcus Hook Roll Band.

Back then, there was no such person as Marcus Hook, nor did the "band" originate from the borough of Marcus Hook in Pennsylvania. George and his fellow musicians existed as a band only in studio, releasing three singles and one album in the early '70s. When any of these tracks turn up on Internet auction sites today, collectors bankrupt their PayPal accounts to win them. Now, The Marcus Hook Roll Band is releasing their one and only album, 1973's "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy," on June 3 through Parlophone as CD/vinyl/digital download.

In the annals of classic rock, AC/DC remains a towering presence, but ardent fans can draw a bright line from their blistering hits to the earlier breakthrough for the Easybeats, their Aussie predecessors, and the canny production team behind both that late '60s band and other Down Under triumphs, Dutch guitarist Harry Vanda and Australian rocker George Young, Malcom and Angus' elder brother.

In advance of the restored and expanded "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy," MSN Music is proud to offer a first listen to one of the set's previously unreleased tracks, "One of These Days," showcasing typically witty lyrics, the guitars of all three Young brothers and a chorus that will linger.

May 23, 2014 11:42AM
Whoever that is singing, sux.  Wonder which one of the brothers is playing the lead on guitar.
May 22, 2014 1:13PM
A towering wha??   They were short munchins who played stupid music for short munchins who liked stupid music.
George's band The Easybeats had their own hit back in the 60's called, "Friday on My Mind."
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