By Michael Browning.
Sex, drugs and lots of rock and roll… Michael Browning – the man who helped launch the phenomenal AC/DC and INXS – tells-all in this fascinating insiders account of life in the early years taking two of world’s greatest bands to the top (and how he survived to tell the tale)…
“Bon turned up with two bottles of bourbon, some dope and some speed. When Angus saw this stash, he said to Malcolm, “If this guy can walk, let alone sing, it’s going to be something.” – Michael Browning in DOG EAT DOG
Michael Browning first spotted AC/DC in September 1974, when they performed at his Melbourne Club The Hard Rock Café. They were raw and rough, and much of the crowd, Michael included, were bewildered by the flashy guitarist dressed as a school kid. But Michael instantly knew they had something – a blistering sound, killer songs and a wildly charismatic stage presence. Within a week he’d signed them to a management contract and duly embarked on a shared journey that within five years would take them to international prominence.
A young street kid with an uncanny ear for music, Michael had kicked off his career in the swinging clubs that made Melbourne the most happening place in Australia in the 60’s. He’d also been at the forefront of ‘pub rock’ in the early 70’s, booking acts like The Loved Ones and Max Merritt and the Meteors, and managing the massive band, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.
In his never-before told story, Michael takes us behind the scenes of those amazing five years spent taking ACDC to the top. And Michael did it again in the 1980’S when he signed an up-and-coming band INXS to his label Deluxe Records, setting them on course to superstardom.
Michael Browning is a true believer of the Australian music industry. DOG EAT DOG shares fascinating, intimate details of the formation and early success of the country’s two biggest bands on their quest for world domination, and at the man behind it all…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Browning was running Melbourne’s Hard Rock Café when he first encountered a struggling AC/DC in 1974. When he and the band parted ways five years later, they were on the brink of global domination. He and Michael Gudinsky established Consolidated Rock, Australia’s leading booking agency of the day. After a sting in the USA in the early 1980s, Michael returned to Australia, where he launched Deluxe Records, in the process discovering and developing INXS, whom he signed to the label. Further down the line Michael managed Noiseworks, as they rocketed to the top of the Australian charts. Michael and his family live in Sydney. DOG EAT DOG is his first book.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.