Frontman Chris Robinson (from The Black Crowes Bootleg Project): "This is the spot on the record and our career that has a piece of our whole story. Every sort of musical theme we've touched on rears its pretty little head in that song. That was the first song we recorded and it set the tempo for the whole session."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.