Question: who would you say is the perfect guitar hero?
Clarification: not the best, not your favourite, but the one with the perfect blend of attributes, the one who best exemplifies the role.
Well, my answer is Angus Young.
Hard driving riffs that are informed by – and rival – such riffmeisters as John Lennon and Keith Richards. Guitar solos that are acts of sedition, solos that frequently quote Chuck Berry but also convince you that Jimmy Page is doing his impersonation of Jimi Hendrix.
And the “so-I’m-dressed-as-a-schoolboy-gotta-problem-with-that?” attitude. I mean, is anything missing?
Oh, and his tone is amazing. Dark and ballsy, sharp and biting all at the same time.
Angus is hard as a rock.