As we all know, AC/DC has been killing it, for over 40 years. The band keeps churning out that signature sound, and the fans continue to love it. With their recent release of Rock or Bust, I was pretty excited, when I heard that there was a new documentary coming out about the band, called Every Which Way. It appeared by the box, that this film would document their 40+ year existence. Little did I know that this documentary was not sanctioned by the band, and that it would not include any of the bands music. Argh! That said, I still decided to give this one a chance.
The DVD takes you back to the very early days of the Young brothers, and documents their early beginnings, up until they created AC/DC. The only actual AC/DC members interviewed, for the film were the original lead singer Dave Evans, as well as original drummer Colin Burgess. There are also a few clips of an interview with Bon Scott. Other than the members of AC/DC you may not of heard of before, the documentary is filled with interview footage of friends of the band. Malcom Dome is also featured quite abit in this rock doc. What good rock doc doesn't have Malcom?
The documentary isn't bad, but does include a little false advertising. It states that it covers 40 years, but in reality, doesn't pass the Back in Black record. That said, this is not a bad documentary. It was pretty interesting to hear about the early days of the band, as well as hear from the earlier members. This one will be for core fans of the band, die hards, if you will.
Bottom Line: An interesting insight into the early beginnings of one of the greatest rock band of all time. Unfortunately, since this was not sanctioned by the band, then there is no AC/DC music or performance footage, or interviews with current members.
-Ragman would like to see Banger Films do a documentary on the band.