The music video for "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)", was filmed on 23 February 1976 for the Australian music television program Countdown. It featured the band's members on the back of a flatbed truck traveling on Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia, being followed by members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe band. Known members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band at the time of the video's filming include: Alan Butterworth, Les Kenfield and Kevin Conlon. The video was dubbed with the studio track from the album T.N.T. and is available on the Family Jewels DVD. The video was directed by Paul Drane.
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This song's first video clip featured the band playing infront of some stairs in Melbourne along Swanson street. The original idea was to have the band in the back of a truck being driven down Swanson street but in the day of shooting the permit to do so was rejected. The producer was not happy with the filming of the first clip, and gathered the band to jump on the back of the truck and they would film it the way he intended with the band on a truck driving down Swanson St, but due to having no permit to do it, they only had one take and ran the possibility of being stopped by police, to which did no happen and the clip was filmed and used. The original first recording can be found on the AC/DC Backtracks DVD release. See more