Ex-AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Never Wanted to Leave Band
In a new interview to promote his book ‘Dirty Deeds: My Life Outside/Inside AC/DC,’ ex-AC/DC bassist Mark Evans recalls his years with the band from 1975 to 1977 before he was replaced by Cliff Williams.
“With [guitarists] Angus and Malcolm [Young], they were put on this earth to form AC/DC,” Evans tells MusicRadar.com. “They’re committed big-time. Angus was intense. He was AC/DC 100 percent. His work ethic was unbelievable. When I was with him, he expected everybody to be just like him, which is pretty impossible. Aside for Malcolm, there was no way anybody could be as committed to the band as he was.”
Evans played on the studio albums ‘TNT,’ ‘High Voltage,’ ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ and ‘Let There Be Rock,’ but he was fired after ‘Let There Be Rock.’
“I was totally into AC/DC and never wanted out of the band for a second,” continues Evans. “I have a lot of respect for the guys in AC/DC. What they’ve done is incredible. And we had a lot of great times together, we really did. We were really honing the classic AC/DC sound. The steady, pounding rhythms; the hard-edged, twin-guitar attack; the in-your-face vocals-it was all right there. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was honest. It was something everyone could relate to.”
‘Dirty Deeds: My Life Outside/Inside AC/DC’ will be released in November via Bazillion Points Books.