Meaning of Touch Too Much by AC/DC & The Story Behind

During the early years of AC/DC, the members went all out, putting their bodies and souls to the test again and again. Their lecherous parties were legendary. It is hardly possible to invent an excess that young musicians did not indulge in. How it all ended for Bon Scott, you know…

The album “Highway to Hell” was the last for the AC/DC vocalist. The tracks that composed it reflect the lifestyle habitual for Scott and other members of the group. Endless hangouts, disorderly sex and unbridled drunkenness – that’s what, in general, the disc is dedicated to. The song “Touch Too Much”, which sings about intimate relationships with a beauty uninhibited in bed, fully corresponds to the general mood of the album.

The composition was first recorded in 1977. Its original version was significantly different from the version that was included in “Highway to Hell”. It was her that Bon Scott performed on February 7, 1980 on the Top of the Pops show, and twelve days later he was found dead in a car where he spent the night, being dead drunk.

“Touch Too Much” was released as the third single from “Highway to Hell”. In the UK, it climbed to number 29 on the charts.

Cover versions were sung by various musical groups, including the punk band “Cockroaches!”. It was also performed by Black Obelisk, but this recording is rare.

Let’s listen to the song.

Interesting Facts

  • The single “Touch Too Much” is found with a cover that has a photo of the band members flipped horizontally.
  • The song is used in two parts of the computer game Grand Theft Auto.

Touch Too Much lyrics by AC/DC

It was one of those nights
When you turned out the lights
And everything comes into view
She was taking her time
I was losing my mind
There was nothing that she wouldn’t do
It wasn’t the first
It wasn’t the last
She knew we was making love
I was so satisfied
deep down inside
Like a hand in a velvet glove It was one of those nights
When you turn off the light
But you see everything
She didn’t rush at all.
And I went crazy
She did everything imaginable
It wasn’t the first
And not the last time
She knew we’d make love
I was completely satisfied
The hand is there, deep inside
She was like in a velvet glove Chorus:
Seems like a touch, a touch too much
Seems like a touch, a touch too much
Too much for my body, too much for my brain
This kind of woman’s gonna drive me insane
She’s got a touch, a touch too much
It seems that I have a lot of touch,
It seems that I have a lot of touch,
Too much for my body and brain
This woman drives me crazy
Her touch is already too much She had the face of an angel
Smiling with sin
A body of Venus with arms
Dealing with danger
Stroking my skin
Let the thunder and lightning start
It wasn’t the first
It wasn’t the last
It wasn’t that she didn’t care
She wanted it hard
And wanted it fast
She liked it done medium rare
With a sinful smile
Body of Venus with hands
who play with fire,
When they pet me
Let thunder and lightning strike
It wasn’t the first
And not the last time
She didn’t care
She wanted hard
She wanted fast
Seems like a touch, touch too much
You know it’s much too much, much too much
I really want to feel your touch too much
Girl you know you’re getting me much too much
Seems like a touch
Just a dirty little touch
I really need your touch
‘Cause you’re much too much too much
You know it’s too much
True, I really want your touch
Girl you know you turn me on
Seems like even a touch
Just a dirty, light touch
I need it so much
‘Cause you’re something

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