AC/DC's Bon Scott Plays the Bagpipes 1976

AC/DC's Bon Scott once played in the Fremantle Scots Pipe Band in western Australia.
To all the people who are worrying if this is a live version or if he is actually playing the bagpipes, it's very obvious to anyone who has heard live music or the pipes that it's not live and that he is not really playing the pipes. The bagpipes were played by a couple of pipers in the recording studio. You can see he is actually playing the right notes on the bagpipes if you know anything about the chanter of the Highland bagpipes. Enjoy!

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Author Susan Murtha ( ago)
Bag pipes and Bon Scott = Awesome!

Author gerrard honorato ( ago)

AC/DC's Bon Scott once played in the Fremantle Scots Pipe Band in western
To all the people who are worrying if this is a live version or if he is
actually playing the bagpipes, it's very obvious to anyone who has heard
live music or the pipes that it's not live and that he is not really
playing the pipes. The bagpipes were played by a couple of pipers in the
recording studio. You can see he is actually playing the right notes on the
bagpipes if you know anything about the chanter of the Highland bagpipes.

AC / DC Bon Scott jogou uma vez no Fremantle escoceses Pipe Band na
Austrália ocidental.
Para todas as pessoas que estão a preocupar se isso é uma versão ao vivo ou
se ele está realmente tocando a gaita de foles, é muito óbvio para qualquer
um que tenha ouvido música ao vivo ou os tubos que não é viver e que ele
não está realmente jogando os canos. As gaitas de foles foram jogadas por
um casal de gaiteiros no estúdio de gravação. Você pode ver que ele está
realmente tocando as notas certas na gaita de foles, se você sabe alguma
coisa sobre o cantor das gaitas de fole das Highlands. Divirta-se!

Author Mark Marcy ( ago)

Author Steve MyMind ( ago)
Haha, I was going to chip you for the title, then I read your
description, you cheeky buggar, you got me.

Author hickorydickoryduck ( ago)
I can easily imagine Bon asking the ladies between songs if they have any
Scot in them............................

Author James Bodnarchuk ( ago)
well that's dissapointing bon!

Author Borna909 ( ago)
some of those chicks dancing there may have had sex afterwards and I guess
it was with Bon.

Author tiefhals ( ago)
I agree, guitarman1299...sounds like Bon is singing live along with his
recorded vocals, and matching them pretty well except as you note. Who else
would even try that? 

Author Lara Knapp ( ago)


I got 2 folders??? WTF!!!!! ???


* i will just get off on the BAGPIPES!!! *

*dance dance dance*

*strut strut strut*


Author 50broadcaster ( ago)
angus is an sg guy, and gibson just released a tribute git to that effect.
malcolm loved his gretsch duo jet. (i may be wrong on the model) but ALWAYS
a gretsch.

Author 50broadcaster ( ago)
and malcolm has to be the single best rythym player ever

Author 50broadcaster ( ago)
there are many vids of bon playing the 'recorder". which is like a preamble
to the chanter on a set o' pipes.
he was a piper.

Author Stray Sailor ( ago)
What a freaking voice.

Author Marino Žic (max360se) ( ago)
It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)

Author francisco echeverria ( ago)
AC/DC's Bon Scott Plays the Bagpipes 1976

Author Gilles. .a. ( ago)
AC/DC's Bon Scott Plays the Bagpipes 1976

Author Vincent Cauley ( ago)
bon scott just awesome, who would of thought he would freeze to death , if
you dont beleive me check out the coroners report, he froze to death in his
car, not overdose like so many no it alls say, he was great...

Author Rocking' Rock 10X ( ago)

Author Pete petrie ( ago)
Who cares if its live or not ?

Author Richard Lee ( ago)
Million thanks! :D

Author jane a sinner ( ago)
Bon Scott ~ Such a Showman~! He loved the camera and the camera loved him.
R.I.P. play those funky bagpipes in the sky. He was also a drummer and
could play guitar, piano, trumpet, flute.

Author carolann O'Connell ( ago)
So cool love me !!

Author Buick Mackane ( ago)
What model guitars are the two brothers playing? Anyone know?

Author Jean Luc Bergman ( ago)
It's a mimed TV performance you dumb mother fucker, of course it isn't real.

Author MaggaraMarine ( ago)
This is a TV show performance so all audio is playback. It sounds exactly
like the album version. Also even though Bon played in the Fremantle Scots
Pipe Band, he didn't play bagpipes there. Bon had never played bagpipes
before they recorded this song. But he was good at learning new instruments

Author Randy Otero ( ago)
He's singing along to the original song he sings wrong at 1.15

Author Jason Bonedi ( ago)
well seeing as none of the instruments are plugged in im guessing youre

Author Beg Autosoccasion ( ago)
rock onnn

Author FireMusicNews ( ago)
Check out on youTube this brand new Bon Scott song watch?v=qhubR16NG0E

Author Take Detour ( ago)
Me Scottish brothers!

Author contrafax ( ago)
I think he is right, if you search "AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top (If
You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) " You can find the original video and when they
play the pipes there are at LEAST three other pipers :)

Author ltuomela ( ago)
Bon Scott was such a goofy bastard..haha..

Author AngusTheBagpiper ( ago)
He does have the correct fingerings though. Its just dubbed over with the
sound from a pipe band... speaking of, did you play with a band? I played
with North Coast Pipe Band and Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums.

Author Grant Mckelvie ( ago)
Its a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll

Author The Skylight ( ago)
Yes, syncing to the recording was actually pretty much the only way it was
done for tv in the 70s. It wasn't until the advent of midi in the 80s that
live performance of near studio quality became possible for most music.

Author maxbobness ( ago)
Obviously, the music is pre-recorded and the bagpipes are multi-tracked.
Regardless, I thank you for teachimg me something new. I didn't know that
about vibrato in bagpipes and barbershop quartets, though I'm sure you
didn't mean to imply that there are "physics reasons" in the case of
barbershop quartets. Purely a stylistic choice that jumps out at me now
that you brought it to my attention.

Author greg e ( ago)
bons voice is part live. he is is singing with the recording.

Author gabrial carola ( ago)
Rip tp the biggest lengend of rock bon scott

Author Antunes Carlos ( ago)
Uma grande raridade!. Todos ainda eram garotos!. Parabéns pelo vídeo com o
Bon Scott e o AC/DC.

Author licksnkicks ( ago)
What a Classic! I love this band. RIP Bon Scott! This band and EVH are why
I started to play the guitar. Long live ROCK!

Author TheSuperonion ( ago)
/watch?v=re7u4HuElb8 someone playing thunderstruck on the's

Author Furryboots72 ( ago)
he was scottish! born in Kirriemuir, Angus Scotland.

Author finzan ( ago)
;) watch?v=niM7i9RFSl4

Author finzan ( ago)
Superb.. B-)

Author Chris Rigley ( ago)
1:13 Error. This mostly done for Music Video purposes anyways.

Author Zanni Giese ( ago)
Oh what I would give 2 have been a Lively Dancer in this Rock Vid..!!

Author Michael Muirhead ( ago)
Get used to how easy it is to vary a chorus/delay machine, Dave. if you
have three copies of a track (simple) to play with, a bagpipe chanter with
drones can easily sound (*almost*) like 6 (or nine) pipers in unison.

Author EbuGamer ( ago)

Author ChrisMillerLite ( ago)
this sounds exactly like the album version, i dont think its actually live

Author RL R ( ago)
Are they doing playback? At 1.10 it sounds like Bon is singing over the
playback...anyway great performance!

Author RL R ( ago)
Love AC/DC, but it is so weird watching all those people dancing like

Author Sergio garcia ( ago)

Author filo bedo ( ago)
Dick how you do'in Ya Dick !

Author filo bedo ( ago)
Yaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssss PIPES ;-)

Author Mama Deutsch ( ago)
Man, Bon was talented, I always get the goosebumps from this song and the
bagpipes, wow! It's just real sad that now we can't enjoy Bon live...

Author Sean Adams ( ago)
What a Legend.. RIP Bon

Author Bruce Gordon ( ago)
Where was his Kilt?

Author Angela nelson ( ago)
and the guys at the time were "Air guitar ing" it on the dance floors : )

Author Marco Vargas ( ago)

Author reloaditfast ( ago)
Only Bon Scott can...fuck me...

Author Kane Hutchinson ( ago)
Only one man can rock a schoolboy outfit and that's Angus. R.I.P Bon

Author vanteesomeone ( ago)
Wow, those girls cannot dance.

Author potentpotis ( ago)
Bon kicks ass on those pipies. This vid shows how much Malcolm contributes,
he's the best!!!! I love that red Gretch..

Author william the slayer ( ago)
yes he is berber is a fag

Author chickenfingies ( ago)
He totally messed up 1:20

Author D L ( ago)
It sucks I can only give this 1 like (thumbs up).

Author Nutter Butter ( ago)
thank you for sharing this gem with the rock and roll world...

Author SGMKnight ( ago)
Berber is a fag!

Author levi c ( ago)
This isnt live so whats the big deal??

Author carolann O'Connell ( ago)

Author Sir_Drinkalot ( ago)
And bieber thinks he's good...

Author Lars M. Hansen ( ago)

Author Max Malmgren ( ago)
And so Copperhead Road was born

Author Pereg ArBagol ( ago)
Nonsense Why do you say that ? O_o

Author korax318 ( ago)
Check out the Graveworm cover of Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark... Bagpipes
in a metal song ;)

Author PortlyKnight ( ago)
Actually, not true, though he was probably the first. Check out Celtica,
The Red Hot Chili Pipers, etc. "Bag rock" is actually pretty big across the

Author masterpantera ( ago)
of course! is the album version. and bon isn't playing the bagpipes

Author Rok Novak ( ago)
I think there is 26 people who are fans of AC/DC from the begginig and now
they are just old and forgot that they like this :P

Author MarcusFenix50 ( ago)
Its like a top of the pop performance, those were usually dubbed over, more
for the music video appeal

Author Gerard Fraser ( ago)
Greatest band member ever.Bag pipes in a rock song most epic ever.

Author CrazyDot ( ago)
and Dan McCafferty ;-)

Author T BIC ( ago)

Author davisonh1 ( ago)
Lemme tell you something with pipes there is NO amplification
needed,lol.You can hear em from miles away..

Author chuck ware ( ago)
Dropkick Murphys...they have a piper...and they covered this song...and
it's a pretty damn good cover at that.

Author takhisis6969 ( ago)
one of my fav bands love ac/dc!

Author pete5668 ( ago)
that is funny... when he plays bagpipes it looks like he's got a lump of
chaw in his cheek lol

Author mvuorsalo82 ( ago)
Anyone notice this performance is actually "doubled", i.e. Bon is really
singing over the playback! You can hear that his voice is heard twice!

Author skabibble ( ago)
That blonde chick in the green is so smokin' Hot!! I love watching her
bounce and dance!!!!!!!! She's the only thing better than the band!

Author liliana pellegrini ( ago)

Author Chuck Manson ( ago)
Love the band. Love Bon Scott. They are lip synching though. No difference
between this and studio version. As much as I cannot stand Beyonce I defend
her when it comes to lip synching, because some of the greatest have done
it as well.

Author Artie VanDelayo ( ago)
*"AC/DC's Bon Scott once played in the Fremantle Scots Pipe Band in
western Australia."*
#ACDC #bagpipes 

Author Scozzie Novocastrian ( ago)
Bon was a true performer, loved being centre stage and always gave a rip
roaring show. ACDC were a great Aussie pub rock band in the tradition of
Aussie rock of the 70s - dozens of world class bands Chisel, Dragon,
Hunters, Oz Crawl, INXS, Sports, Mi-Sex, many, many more and many other
great pub bands - every major city was alive with great rock music every
week, sadly replaced by the sound of working class people doing their dough
through the pokies and soulless dross that passes for music now

Author MrSmoke1969 ( ago)
No one will ever be cooler than Bon Scott!

Author Kathy Morneau ( ago)
The bagpipes are one of the hardest things to play. That is why only some
can do it. If you want to see cool there is a video on youtube of a guy
playing star wars on the bagpipes and it is for real. I know as I was there
when he 1st did it.

Author tom bennet ( ago)
@jimpomac listen you fucking piece of shit bon played the pipes on this

Author davisonh1 ( ago)
Another crazy fricken pipe playin Highlander from Aussieland...God I love
him!He died a true Scot!

Author altologist ( ago)
this is amazing!!! ozzie chicks still dress & dance the same:)

Author Marsbonfire ( ago)
He wasn't really playing.

Author Candice Miller ( ago)
Looooove AC/DC When Music was Real♥ P.S I love the White folk Dancin'

Author michael wohlschlager ( ago)
tip: in extremo - palästina-lied

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