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Fricke's Picks: AC/DC's Demon Seed Angus Khan

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Reasons to give some ear to Black Leather Soul (Nickel and Dime), by the Los Angeles power-rock five Angus Khan: The band's name is brilliant; guitarist Frank Meyer and bassist Dino Everett were in ace neo-Stooges group the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs; the album opens with a hot cover of "Midnight Moses," by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band; and the whiff of AC/DC is strong in Derek Christensen's son-of-Bon Scott vocals and the chanted choruses. You get some generic put-downs ("Scene Bitch"). But in songs like "Call Me Motherfucker" and "Exile on Mean Street," you get a lot more meat and moxie.

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Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke has more than 10,000 albums in his New York apartment. His first record review for the magazine was Frank Zappa's 'Sheik Yerbouti' (RS 290).

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