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Band: AC/DC

Postby cneutron on Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:37 pm

Even without Bon Scott and with Brian Johnson's voice almost completely gone. Yes, even with the forgettable or regretable albums. So very, very not Crap.

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Postby gcbv on Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:12 pm

Again...another no-brainer.

"Shake a Leg" is probably my all-time favorite rock song. It makes me want to get really fucking high and drive over traffic cones, even though I haven't touched the stuff since college.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby evets9 on Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:19 pm

AC/DC w/ Bon: awesome

AC/DC w/out Bon: only slightly less awesome

Overall: Not Crap
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Postby tmidgett on Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:49 pm

bon was the guy, it's true, but they made their best record w/o him as surely as they made their second best record right before he died

reason: one of the great rhythm guitarists and a truly killer drummer

http://guitargeek.com/rigview/312/

malcolm's setup wins b/c he only has one guitar w/one pickup in it
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Postby benadrian on Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:55 pm

to me, the defining ac/dc sound is the guitar tone and breaks on the intro of "whole lotta rosie". The tone is amazinging and you can just feel the ummph of the air in the room.

The sound on "Live Wire" is also amazing.

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Postby the Classical on Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:11 pm

second concert I ever went to, the brian johnson era, I always love some ac/dc, in fact I was singing "shoot to kill" on the shower this morning
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Postby Mayfair on Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:53 pm

'Kicked in the Teeth Again' has truly gotten me at least one speeding ticket.

Not crap in anyway what so ever.
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Postby Miko on Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:22 am

The Young brothers have always had the most gorgeous tone. Classic in every sense of the word. When I was 7 my older sister's boyfriend played me "Big Balls". My life was forever changed. They have one song, but it's perfect.
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Postby Mikleos on Tue Nov 25, 2003 5:56 pm

Not crap. best album: 'If You Want Blood, You've Got It' :evil:
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Postby johnmohr on Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:03 pm

Malcolm is the secret weapon.
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Postby wig on Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:06 am

Two very important words: Phil Rudd.

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Postby itchy on Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:06 am

if you were to beat the hell out of me, stab me in the throat, and put my nuts in a clamp...i still don't think i could sing an ac/dc song like that guy.

and i don't want to test that theory.

i'm sorry to say this to a thread full of ac/dc fans, but that music is like nails on a chalkboard to me....i don't know anything about them because i've never cared to, but to me, ac/dc is the most horrifying embodiment of rock n' roll ever created.

again, sorry.
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Postby cneutron on Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:55 pm

itchy wrote:if you were to beat the hell out of me, stab me in the throat, and put my nuts in a clamp...i still don't think i could sing an ac/dc song like that guy..


Which guy Bon or Brian?

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Postby tmidgett on Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:59 pm

itchy wrote:
if you were to beat the hell out of me, stab me in the throat, and put my nuts in a clamp...i still don't think i could sing an ac/dc song like that guy..


Which guy Bon or Brian?

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both these guys are great singers

brian johnson is hammered now, but he was always a little underrated

has anyone ever tried to sing that shit? it's basically impossible. screaming at the top of your range, at the top of your lungs.
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Postby gcbv on Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:05 pm

I actually can get a nice Bon Scott imitation going, close enough to make someone who knows who he is laugh, but after about 30 seconds, you are basically spitting up blood.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby cneutron on Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:08 pm

tmidgett wrote:both these guys are great singers

brian johnson is hammered now, but he was always a little underrated


True, before he lost his voice completely he was a powerful, powerful vocalist.

tmidgett wrote:has anyone ever tried to sing that shit? it's basically impossible. screaming at the top of your range, at the top of your lungs.


...ON KEY!

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Postby casey_rice on Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:00 am

http://www.robertlindsley.com/video/ACDClive.mov

um. it sure seemed like they were pretty great back then...how many of you can chew gum and sing at the same time...and like that!
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Postby danmohr on Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:05 pm

I can't believe this is actually up for a vote - AC/DC defines NOT CRAP.

Back in Black is probably the best sounding record; I was just listening to it last night - a perfect mix, drums, guitars, vocals, in that order and without the vacuum-packed, hyper-compression that makes most new records unlistenable at high volumes.

Highway to Hell has my favorite song ("Beating Around the Bush").

But, I think High Voltage is the greatest.

AC/DC is one of a few bands whose music is sort of impossible to classify into a subgenre beyond Rock (capital 'R'). Not only is it absolutely archetypal, it also transcends virtually every social and economic boundary. Everybody fucking loves AC/DC. Every band has played (or tried to play) their songs at practice. And you will never, ever get your ass kicked for admitting that they are awesome (unless maybe you cite Fly on the Wall as your evidence).

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Postby same on Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:48 pm

i've always really dug the heavy, heavy intro to 'for those about to rock', but overall the song seems to drag. just sayin.

i also really like the song 'beating around the bush' on highway to hell. that shit is tight. i wonder though why they never persued the more sophisticated material on the jailbreak '74 album. soul stripper is like the most complex ac/dc song ever and it's on one of their first realeses of a 30 year career. i'd like to hear the shit malcolm writes that never appears on the albums.

not crap.
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Postby horsewhip on Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:03 pm

AC/DC is as not crap as it gets. If you don't like AC/DC, you should hop back into your Sputnik, and go back to Russia, pinko!

No, but seriously. AC/DC is perhaps the greatest rock and roll band of all time. I think only The Fall come close.
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