Five Stars

And so it was that AC/DC brought their latest, beautifully understated, little production to Hampden Park for an intimate promotion of their latest opus, Rock Or Bust. Well, not really little, to be honest. Or understated. This was a stadium gig worthy of the name, with all bar the kitchen sink deployed from the off.

Arriving onstage following an intro video alluding to an Aussie moon landing and in a blaze of explosions and smoke, they lurched into the new album's title track. Classic AC/DC, it set the tone for the entire show. They may be a little short on the original members front, but Angus Young still duck walks in his school uniform, here in a rather fetching scarlet and the band still churn out the baddest rock boogie on the planet.

Brian Johnson's voice was in fine form as they played a couple of new tracks, but the highlights were exactly what you would expect. Back in Black, Hell's Bells, complete with the customary, mighty, bell, Dirty Deeds and a particularly jaunty Thunderstruck were terrific. Whole Lotta Rosie featured the girl herself, provocatively draped across the amps. Let There Be Rock saw Young reduced to his shorts as the band tore through their homage to all things rock and roll, featuring an extended guitar solo, most of it performed on a levitating platform thirty feet over the crowd, which brought the show proper to a close.

They encored with the opening bars of Loch Lomond, before Young rose up through the stage, horns in place, cranking out Highway to Hell. The cannons brought For Those About Rock and the show, to a fittingly explosive finish.