Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the third studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released only in Europe and Australia in 1976. It would eventually be released in 1981, after Bon Scott’s death.
The album was produced by Harry Vanda and George Young (elder brother of guitarists Malcolm and Angus). The title track would become one of the band’s most famous songs.
The term “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” is an homage to the cartoon Beany and Cecil, which Angus watched when he was a child. One of the cartoon’s characters was named Dishonest John, and carried a business card that read, “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. Special rates for Sundays and holidays.”
The album also contains hit tracks ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘Big Balls.’