AC/DC Angus Young Reveals Influence Behind Schoolboy Uniform
Who Made Who? According to AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, his decision to dress up on stage in a schoolboy uniform was influenced by seeing Jimi Hendrix in concert.
“Some people look great in civilian gear. Like when I was younger and saw Jimi Hendrix, and went, ‘Wow!’ It’s the image; that’s the first thing when you’re younger. How cool he looked! How cool he played. And I thought, ‘I want to be that cool.’ So I put the school suit on,” he said. “That’s my thing. Why do people come to see us play? It’s the school suit. It works!”
Young believes that if AC/DC fans came to a show and saw him without the uniform, it would be a big let down.j
“Yeah, it’s like going to see a Spider-Man movie and going, ‘Wait a minute! Where’s his suit?’ You pay money to see Superman or anybody, and you want to see the guy in the suit. Or Batman. He’s the ultimate,” he said. “And they’ve had different Batmans, but you just wanna see the guy in the suit.”
AC/DC‘s latest album Power Up has hit Number One in the United States and 21 other countries