But while the album was being recorded in the shadow of Bon’s death, some light shone through during the sessions when Malcolm’s wife had a baby. It was like a good omen, a sign of rebirth. Proud and usually teetotal Uncle Angus toasted the new member of the Young clan in uncharacteristically big style with a bottle of whisky.
‘Downed half of it in one swallow,’ Brian told Richard Hogan in Circus on 31 December 1983. ‘By God, I couldn’t even keep up with him, and I like whisky. He just collapsed afterwards. We had to carry him to bed.’
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