By Philip Cosores
Even though the water for solo albums from drummers of successful rock bands is murky at best, a first solo album from a drummer at least holds the possibility of greatness, or even listenability.
So, when Phil Rudd, drummer for AC/DC, releases his first ever solo album, Head Job, on Aug. 29, anticipation can run rampant, as there is no previous indication on whether it will be great like Phil Collins or more like Radiohead’s Phil Selway, for whom the response was a bit more mixed.
As noted by Ultimate Classic Rock, Rudd spoke with Australia’s Triple J radio to make his own play on his name, promising “plenty of Phil… but no filler.” Though normally out of the spotlight, Rudd also hoped “everyone thinks this is a great album from start to finish because that’s the idea.”
This is in addition to the recently completed new AC/DC affair, which will be without Malcolm Young, who has been seriously ill and unable to play music.
But before that album is out, Rudd’s Head Job will have to suffice, featuring Alan Badger on vocals and Jeffrey Martin on guitar on songs written by all three.