From page 73 of Classic Rock Magazine Christmas 2004
‘Up At The Crack’
Hmmm, an AC/DC tribute band by the name of AC/DD decide they don’t want to be a tribute band any more, but truly emulate their heroes by becoming a band exactly like them. So they change their name and record an album that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Bon Scott era? It’s not the sort of thing you could make up. But it does tend to leave you asking the question, why? Boned are clearly adept at recreating the sound of Bon Scott-era ’DC. But then we’ve had plenty of AC/DC soundalike bands in the past – Nevada Beach and Rhino Bucket both immediately spring to mind, so in that respect ‘Up At The Crack’ is not exactly remarkable.
But what Boned fail to capture is the spirit that drove the Bon Scott-fronted band. Bon himself would probably baulk at the idea of calling an album ‘Up At The Crack’, and titles like ‘Ain’t No Talkin’ With Your Mouth Full’ is more latter-day ’DC smut than Bon Scott’s class. Yes, it’s adequate ’DC style boogie. But still the question remains – why? ★★ ★★★