The cover of AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done DIrt Cheap’: Photo: Hipgnosis/Albert

Wild-eyed Aussie misfits, AC/DC exploded 1976’s arena rock scene on this day with their third effort, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

Tough panache task, considering their sophomore effort being T.N.T. It was dynamite. King-screamer Bon Scott still in tow before his death at the end of the decade, they went balls-to-the-wall here, literally, circus-rawking testical double-entendre, “Big Balls,” to the probing “magic touch” on “Squealer.”

But the title track is the mantle piece, that would drive sales of the record past $6 million and counting. A poster child for devil-horning, the panting back-up vocals rise up around a tale of a dude who will carry out some “dirty deeds,” laced with a real phone number that doubles as the measurements of a “perfect woman.” Enter Scott and his comic book bad dude instigations, and you have yourself a singalong.

It went on to become one of the world’s best mondegreens, people yelping the chorus as “Thirty thieves and the thunder chief:”

Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap
Concrete shoes
Done dirt cheap
Ooo, neckties
High voltage
Done dirt cheap, yeah