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Postby Jordan on Sun May 30, 2004 2:30 am

Powerage always had a weird, poppy feel to it. Back In Black sucks in comparison.
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Postby thedonk on Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:19 pm

Jordan wrote:Powerage always had a weird, poppy feel to it. Back In Black sucks in comparison.

powerage is great. I never hear any of those songs on the radio so none of them are overplayed.
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Postby run joe, run on Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:46 pm

dun-der-dun-der-dun-der-DUN --

NOT CRAP!!

dun-der-dun-der-dun-der-DUN --

NOT CRAP!!




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Postby ing curtis on Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:35 pm

I was once arguing with a guy about how much I hate AC/DC, one of the points he made was "but every single riff you hear by them is unmistakably AC/DC". His argument as to why they were great turned out to perfectly nail why it is I can't stand them. Predictable, no substance, narcissistic bullshit. Awful lyrics, predictable riffs, all blues based solos, no sense of experimentation. Personally I listen to music for inspiration, and this shit is the polar opposite of emotion inspired rock. You want a band that defines rock and roll? Zeppelin were IMMENSELY better. Blue Cheer. Jesus christ man. Fuck AC/DC up the ass with a crowbar, they define everything I hate about rock and roll.

CRAP.
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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:55 pm

ing curtis wrote:Predictable
no substance
narcissistic
bullshit
Awful lyrics
predictable riffs
all blues based solos
no sense of experimentation.
CRAP.


It's all about the ENERGY MAN!

I too like inspiring experimental music, gosh Faust is one of my most favorite bands... but sheesh sometime music moves you in different ways for different reasons. All of those adjectives you used to describe AD/DC are exactly what they are not about. That's like saying David Yow is a terrible drummer so the Jesus lizard sucks or better yet, Shellac are so limited cause the don't write good love songs...

I am not a fan of blues based rock or banality but AD/DC are an excellent band.

Cheers,
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Postby ing curtis on Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:59 pm

ah, but i dig the lizard and obvs shellac. :D

if i want to listen to energetic substanceless party rock ill put on karp or royal trux, or the thermals or something.

ac/dc just embodies this certain aesthetic that i despise. i realize the talent in angus' soloing, energy, etc.....its just far down the wrong road for me.
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Postby run joe, run on Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:03 pm

And they never went on about stoned white rabbits dissapearing into the misty hedges or any of that mystical bullshit. They sang about having a Cadillac, but NO FUCKIN' GASOLINE!!!

NO FUCKIN' GASOLINE, MAN!!!!

Get with it!



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dun-der-dun-der-dun-der-DUN --

NOT CRAP!!



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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:15 pm

ing curtis wrote:ah, but i dig the lizard and obvs shellac. :D

if i want to listen to energetic substanceless party rock ill put on karp or royal trux, or the thermals or something.

ac/dc just embodies this certain aesthetic that i despise. i realize the talent in angus' soloing, energy, etc.....its just far down the wrong road for me.


No shit, you like Jesus Lizard and Shellac. That is precisely why I used them as examples... you don't have to dig on AD/DC, it's just your reasons for not liking them were moot.

Your aesthetic conflict with them is has more validity... good luck with that.

But, for those about to rock…
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Postby mattw on Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:31 pm

I was just listening to AC/DC over the holidays, honestly can't think of better road trip music

My brother and I played a little game to pass the time- every town we'd pass, we'd shriek it in all Bon Scott/Brian Johnson-ness:

HELLLOOOO GRAND FORKS!!!!
HELLLOOO CROOOOKKKSTONNNN!!!!
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Postby Dylan on Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:41 pm

They will forever hold a special place in my heart, no matter how many Rubin-fucked records they make.

By the way, I have heard three different interpretations of the beginning of "For Those About To Rock" - which one do you favour?

    1st & 2nd string, round about the 12th fret
    1st and 2nd string, open B
    1st & 3rd string, 12th fret-ish
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overrated boorish crap

Postby trilonaut on Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:16 am

ac/dc blows. guy shrieks (that nails on chalkboard comparison is pretty apt) about his testicle size or whatever over swaggering cock rock white blues crap. "hard as a rock"? "tnt -> dy-no-mite"? this is stupid shit. "for those about to rock, we salute you" actually has kind of a good title but then i heard the song. it unfolded before me like a slow-motion disaster -- it started really, really bad and with each new section, somehow got worse. the choir? the cannons? "FIRE"? you've got to be fucking kidding me.

plus, this guy helped make axl rose's singing style something that would be tolerated on the radio, and that's a crime.

waffle factor of 2 for the irrepressible swagger of their riffs and the obsessive quality about them that make it seem like maybe, just maybe, they aren't crap. but they are. they so are.
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Postby revrantMeat on Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:16 pm

what the le kind of question is this


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not crap
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Postby revrantMeat on Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:19 pm

and oh yeah,
axl rose is a piece of crap
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Postby rocker654 on Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:16 pm

Not crap. Not by a longshot. A raison d'etre.
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Postby m.koren on Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:38 pm

I've always hoped Steve would record these guys at some point. That's a forum topic unto itself .
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Postby Mark Lansing on Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:07 pm

m.koren wrote:I've always hoped Steve would record these guys at some point. That's a forum topic unto itself .


That would be a beautiful thing. Best sounding record ever? Could be.

The least bullshit hard rock band ever. Pure riff, pure energy, pure bludgeoning joy. 150% Not Crap.
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Postby Eierdiebe on Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:19 pm

they did a song for the Last Action Hero, right? i seem to remember a promo clip of some sort, with Arnold dressed up like Angus.

maybe i'm missing something, but i can't stand AC/DC. the vocals may be a impressive from a performative standpoint, but so are Yngwie Malmsteen's guitar solos, and i can't tolerate them either.

Crap. don't mean to piss in the punch bowl, fellas -- just don't enjoy the music of AC/DC. at all.
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Postby hench on Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:24 pm

"a venus de milo with arms" is such a goddam funny line... not crap - pure rock and roll, no bullshit, no airs....
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Postby Sebastian J. on Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:52 pm

they were my first concert experience. I even remember the date, October 18th, 1996 - River Plate stadium. I really enjoyed that show.
Sure the Bon era is slightly better. They still rock my socks off. NOT CRAP!
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Postby m.koren on Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:22 pm

I saw them once on the Thunderstruck tour. Angus was still...Young. (terrible, I know). I made the mistake of thinking, A: they would start on time and B: they would only play about 1.5 hrs. I had to split during Hells Bells to catch a ride home . That sucked.
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