Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
31 years ago, it was another sell-out show for AC/DC at the Civic Center! This was their second ever appearance in Portland. The first AC/DC show happened in our city on November 24, 1985 on the Fly on the Wall tour. In fact every AC/DC show ever in Portland was a sell-out, including the last time they rocked the CCCC in March of 1996. The concert we’re commemorating was on September 16, 1986. This was the Back in Black line-up with the exception of Phil Rudd on drums, who left the band in 1983 during the recording of Flick the Switch. Phil was replaced by 20 year old drummer, Simon Wright. AC/DC was touring in support of their (kinda sorta) greatest hits album, Who Made Who which was also the soundtrack to Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive. Wonder if Maine’s King of Horror was in the audience that night? 'Bout 'magine.
Here’s the set-list from this historic Portland show:
Who Made Who
Shot Down In Flames (or Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Back In Black
Fly on the Wall
She’s Got Balls
Shoot To Thrill
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
Great to see Brian Johnson back onstage this year...Twice!
First, last spring with Paul Rodgers and Robert Plant...
And last month with Muse...it's been too long we're glad that he's ba-ah-ah-ah-ack!