I always wanted to be a rock star.

And with AC/DC pretty much forming the soundtrack to my teenage years, the songwriting skills of Bon Scott (then Brian Johnson), Angus Young and Malcolm Young always seemed so straightforward.

Of course, now I can see just how difficult it is to make such simplicity sound so spine-tinglingly good. They might only use five chords, but they certainly know how to use them in the right order.

I think music can inspire people to do all sorts of things – played by the London Philharmonic or two blokes on the Underground. They should play Gustav Holst’s Mars to the national football team before they go out on the pitch.

A recent attempt at covering a couple of AC/DC songs at my 40th birthday once again proved how difficult it is to ‘keep it simple’.

Matt, have you seen my shorts?

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