Airbourne “Runnin’ Wild”

‘Runnin’ Wild’ is a booze swilling, ‘cheap women’ loving album that harkens back to the glory days of AC/DC, maintaining a continuously upbeat pace, it’s a non-stop party with one objective in mind – to have a bloody good time. But subscribing to a framework 35 years old, it’s surprising that this Aussie quartet fail to bring anything new to the classic rock table.

Originally released during the infancy of 2008, this rerelease features videos of the band’s entire set at the prestigious Wacken festival as well as videos to the album’s three singles. The live footage is the real gem here, illustrating exactly why Airbourne are currently conquering the world, the camera following Joel O’Keeffe as he jumps from speaker to speaker without missing a note, returning to the stage with a voice that has clearly been honed and perfected by a careful diet of, well – sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. If you already own the album then this probably isn’t worth purchasing, but it remains a solid testament to the scene that spawned them nonetheless.


Ryan Neal


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