AC/DC hailed in Scottish parliament

Country urged to recognise rockers' roots

Angus Young and Bon Scott
Angus Young and Bon Scott: great Scots

With a global recession taking hold, you might think politicians would be too busy to worry about rock 'n' roll. But no.

Member of the Scottish Parliament Christine Grahame has lodged a parliamentary motion calling for the achievements of AC/DC to be acknowledged.

Angus and Malcolm Young were both born in Glasgow, Scotland. Late vocalist Bon Scott was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, where there is a memorial plaque in his honour. (In fact, the only Australian-born member of AC/DC is drummer Phil Rudd.)

Scotland forever?

Grahame's motion is called AC/DC We Salute You, and calls on the parliament to recognise the band's Scottish roots; welcome their forthcoming performance in Scotland; and to acknowledge the inspiration the 'Australian' band have provided to Scottish musicians.

"It is clear Bon Scott had a strong sense of his identity, from the 'Scotland forever' tattoo he had on his arm to his playing the bagpipes on the AC/DC track It's a Long Way To The Top," she insists.

"I think they have long deserved official recognition from their homeland for that major musical contribution and my parliamentary motion will go some way towards recognising that."

Yeah, brilliant. What next? The UK's Scottish Prime Minister Gordon Brown tabling a motion in London's parliament to recognise 'Irish' band U2? After all, The Edge and Adam Clayton were both actually born in England.

Anyways, here's AC/DC bagpipe-drenched It's A Long Way To The Top.

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eiBMltWg2RQ