AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has given fans the first taste of his upcoming debut solo album, Head Job , which is scheduled to be released on August 29 in his homeland of Australia. A lyric video for a song titled "Repo Man" has premiered on the veteran rocker's official website and YouTube channel .
The track is a riff heavy, mid-tempo rock tune is, not surprisingly, reminiscent of AC/DC, although Rudd's gruff vocals are a bit deeper than those of his famous band's lead singer, Brian Johnson . The song, which according to a press statement is "a gentle reminder about karma," features such swaggering lyrics as "There's a storm blowing rock 'n' roll/ It tears a whole right through my soul/ Just try and catch me if you can/ Who gonna get ya?/ It's the repo man!"
Rudd produced Head Job himself, and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs with help from Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin , who also contributed their vocals, guitar and bass talents to the project. Among the other tunes on the album are tracks titled "Head Job," "Bad Move," "Crazy" and "40 Days & 40 Nights."
Among the artists Rudd says inspired his music are Ringo Starr , Mountain 's Leslie West , Free / Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and Phil's AC/DC band mates Angus and Malcolm Young . The album came together over the course of a number of years and was recorded at several different locations. "I'm very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!" Rudd declares.
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