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AC/DC turns 35!
08/18/2008 | WesternCulture

Posted on 08/18/2008 9:23:04 AM PDT by WesternCulture

- Angus & Co., WE SALUTE YOU!!!

I'm not sure regarding the exact date, but at least I know Ac/Dc formed in Sydney back in 1973 (- does anyone here on the greatest Conservative site on the Internet happen to know the exact date?)

AC/DC is one of my favorite rock bands and all of Australia indeed ought to be very, very proud of them.

AC/DC are admirable out of many reasons. Three of them stands out from my point of view:

1. Their conservatism; while most bands that have been around for some time, sooner or later, tend to surrender to the idea of experimentation and playing in styles they haven't "explored" before - while they simultaneously seem to lose vigor, hunger, adrenaline, guts and spirit (for instance, I personally was disappointed with Metallica already by their second album - the only track I really enjoyed upon hearing it for the first time was Trapped Under Ice) - Ac/Dc remains Ac/Dc.

- The way they came back after the tragic death of lead vocalist Bon Scott. R.I.P. Bon and regards to his family! Life goes on. Just like Ac/Dc.

- The way in which Ac/Dc always have managed to gain appreciation by all sorts of people without being "mainstream". I recall hanging out at a bar here in Gothenburg, Sweden where 70-80% of the guests were yuppies sometime around 1990 and watching most of those Gecko wannabees (remember the 1987 film Wall Street? "- Lunch is for wimps!":D) starting to sing along and cheer.

The only thing one really could object against when it comes to Ac/Dc, is their flirtation with Satanism. However, I suspect it to be very much a matter of marketing strategy and I'm not sure the band itself is the main drive behind this part of their image (which seems to have been more or less abandoned by today). I don't believe them to be real devil worshipers.

In any case, they're not a bunch of Feminists.

But what if they actually were?

A legendary Ac/Dc song like T.N.T. might have appeared something like this:

Oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi

See me foaming at the mouth On your color TV screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Women to the left of me And women to the right Ain't got no man Ain't got no life But don't you start no fight

CHORUS: 'Cause I've got P.M.S, I'm dynamite P.M.S. - and I'll win the fight P.M.S., I'm a power load P.M.S., watch me explode

I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean I'm a ranting dyke Public enemy number one Understand So lock up your daughter Lock up your wife Lock up your back door And run for your life The bitch is back in town I don't shave my legs

CHORUS P.M.S. Oi, oi, oi P.M.S. Oi, oi, oi P.M.S. Oi, oi, oi P.M.S. Oi, oi, oi P.M.S. Oi I'm dynamite (oi, oi) P.M.S. Oi, And I'll win the fight, P.M.S. I'm power mad P.M.S. Watch me explode

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By they way:

Q: - What's the differece between a gang of fanatical terrorists and a bunch of feminists suffering from P.M.S.?

A:- You can negotiate with the terrorists.


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment; Poetry; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: acdc; aussies; australia; entertainment; feminism; hardrock; heavymetal; humor; music; rock; rocknroll; satanism
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1 posted on 08/18/2008 9:23:05 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

http://soundcheck.walmart.com/acdc#

Their new CD is coming out October 20th. Looking forward to it.


2 posted on 08/18/2008 9:28:29 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Drill here. Drill now. Drill Paris.)
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To: Ron in Acreage

“Their new CD is coming out October 20th. Looking forward to it.”

- I’ll make a note of it!


3 posted on 08/18/2008 9:29:18 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Ron in Acreage; WesternCulture

Doesn’t look like the entire CD has leaked on the internet yet.

http://diditleak.co.uk/


4 posted on 08/18/2008 9:31:39 AM PDT by library user
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To: WesternCulture

Those boys know how to rock, and I salute you.


5 posted on 08/18/2008 9:34:22 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: WesternCulture

For those to old to Rock ... we salute you!

[evil grin]


6 posted on 08/18/2008 9:36:04 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: WesternCulture

Whole lot a Rosie ping!


7 posted on 08/18/2008 9:37:12 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Ron in Acreage
Ron you're fast - they just announced today
8 posted on 08/18/2008 9:38:19 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: WesternCulture
I remember the early 70's when the phrase AC/DC meant "bi", and I always thought the band was appealing to the glam rock crowd.
9 posted on 08/18/2008 9:39:00 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: WesternCulture

35 Years? Hell’s Bells.


10 posted on 08/18/2008 9:39:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: WesternCulture
AC/DC played their first set at a club named Chequers in Sydney on New Year's Eve, 1973.
11 posted on 08/18/2008 9:41:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: WesternCulture

This (authentic) stuff is really funny (don’t bother about the subtitles, they’re in Swedish, actually):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH0ja5mb-Mc

- JUST SAY AC/DC, IDIOT!!!


12 posted on 08/18/2008 9:43:47 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Old Sarge

“AC/DC played their first set at a club named Chequers in Sydney on New Year’s Eve, 1973.”

- Thanks for the information, fellow freeper!


13 posted on 08/18/2008 9:44:40 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

And now they are the stuff of Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band. I’m sorry, nothing says you are mainstream quite like being included in xBox software.


14 posted on 08/18/2008 9:47:13 AM PDT by dmz
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To: windsorknot

Wow. I’m thunderstruck.


15 posted on 08/18/2008 9:49:03 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Knitebane

For those about to Flame, I salute you !


16 posted on 08/18/2008 9:49:52 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: dmz

Money talks


17 posted on 08/18/2008 9:50:43 AM PDT by scfirewall
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To: WesternCulture
I personally was disappointed with Metallica already by their second album - the only track I really enjoyed upon hearing it for the first time was Trapped Under Ice)

You're nuts - "Fade to Black" is one of the greatest metal songs ever.

18 posted on 08/18/2008 9:50:51 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: WesternCulture
It's AC/DC!


19 posted on 08/18/2008 9:53:48 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Knitebane

LOL!


20 posted on 08/18/2008 9:55:27 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: WesternCulture

“1. Their conservatism; while most bands that have been around for some time, sooner or later, tend to surrender to the idea of experimentation and playing in styles they haven’t “explored” before”

Angus Young once said, “I’m tired of people saying that we’ve made twelve albums that all sound the same. We’ve made THIRTEEN albums that all sound the same.”...Funny guy.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 9:56:56 AM PDT by Mark319 (If Obama wins I'm going to live in different country, but they'll still call it the United States.)
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To: WesternCulture

Live Wire Bump!


22 posted on 08/18/2008 10:00:22 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: dmz
Lots of good music on the GH game series. Here's the man behind the tunes [AA]
23 posted on 08/18/2008 10:03:48 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: dmz
“I’m sorry, nothing says you are mainstream quite like being included in xBox software.”

- Guess you have a point there. But to me, AC/DC will always be true rebels just like Lincoln, Washington and Churchill were.

A good example of a false rock’n’roll rebel, someone only POSING as a rebel is Malcolm McLaren, the man behind Sex Pistols. (Lead singer) Johnny Rotten was, at least to some extent, a true punk rocker, but Malcolm McLaren was nothing but a cold hearted cynic who probably never will care much about the death of neither Sid Vicious or Nancy Spungen (whether or not Sid actually killed Nancy).

Personally, I don't share the political views of Johnny Rotten, but at least he is a sincere person who has displayed an capacity for human emotions.

I think the same thing goes for legends like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix (who, in fact, was less of a hippie than one might think - among other things he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and as far as I know, he remained loyal to the U.S. Army in heart, even if he wasn't regarded as very much of a soldier by his army comrades and officers) and this could also be said about the members of AC/DC.

24 posted on 08/18/2008 10:17:38 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

I’m a much bigger fan of Bon Scott AC/DC than the Brian Johnson years (with “Back in Black” the obvious exception). With Bon up front, they really had an awesome blues-rock streak...”Ride On” is one of my favorites. Not a lot of heavy metal bands and singers could make that song sound that good.

Sadly, Brian’s killed his voice. “Thunderstruck” sounds more like “Thundersquawk”.

}:-)4


25 posted on 08/18/2008 10:24:30 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: Mark319

I love that they never took themselves too series. They never did the glam hair thing ‘cause their mates back home woulda pummeled them for being ridiculous. Plus, they put some good ol’ funny stuff into rock—I mean lines like “She had the body of Venus, with arms” still makes me laugh.

Freegards, rock on


26 posted on 08/18/2008 10:24:32 AM PDT by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed says Keep the Faith!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
“You're nuts - “Fade to Black” is one of the greatest metal songs ever.”

- Today, I enjoy most of their music, but at that time I was very much “in need of speed”, I guess.

On the other hand, I haven't changed that much. Take my relation to the work of Mozart, one of the most gifted composers of all time. I sure can appreciate and admire his adagios, but what really gets me going is his allegro pieces. Believe me, walking around in Vienna listening to music like this is heavenly. After having done so at a particular occasion, I went straight to Salzburg and saluted him (well, the Mozart statue found in one the squares of this wonderful city) cheering “HOCH LEBE!” (meaning more or less “long live” in German) holding a bottle of Austrian beer, Stiegl, in my right hand.

27 posted on 08/18/2008 10:38:30 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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For those about to Rock, We Salute You!

F-'American Idol' BS Music. All this whiny emotional emo crap on the radio these days can't hold a candle to a single AC/DC song.



RIP Bon Scott


28 posted on 08/18/2008 10:39:06 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WesternCulture

Do you have their address? I’d like to send them a 4th chord to play for their birthday.


29 posted on 08/18/2008 10:40:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Moose4

I agree, but at least Brian Johnson has the right attitude and as far as I’ve understood things, Brian Johnson was a singer that Bon Scott appreciated a lot at the time when Johnson was the lead singer of Geordie.


30 posted on 08/18/2008 10:42:58 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

bump


31 posted on 08/18/2008 10:49:15 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Knitebane

I love Angus’s fret only intro to that song on youtube.


32 posted on 08/18/2008 10:53:29 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (My son just joined the Navy!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Ransomed
“I mean lines like “She had the body of Venus, with arms” still makes me laugh.”

- Good one:D

Any other group communicating something like “gonna be a rock’n’roll singer, gonna be a rock’n’roll star, yes I are” (from the song Rock’n’Roll Singer) would've sounded goofy and ridiculous. But in the case of AC/DC it goes hand in hand with their appealing attitude and sincere devotion to the true spirit of rock’n’roll.

33 posted on 08/18/2008 10:55:50 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

AC/DC is four years older than me, but I don’t care. They still kick a** and I can’t wait to hear their new album! (and hope to see them in concert one day soon)


34 posted on 08/18/2008 11:08:20 AM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
“Do you have their address? I’d like to send them a 4th chord to play for their birthday.”

- :D, I reckon the idea of a song including 4 chords is sacrilegious to them. The same goes for Status Quo I guess (a band which my former fiancee in fact forbid me to listen to and even talk of - at that time I only listen to them while I spent time with the boys and when I was alone in my SAAB:D)

35 posted on 08/18/2008 11:10:09 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Correction:

Above, I wrote “..I only listen to them while I spent..”. I know it ought to be “listened” in this case.

Sorry.


36 posted on 08/18/2008 11:13:57 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Years ago, an interviewer asked Angus to respond to the criticism that the band had made ten albums that all sound alike, he said, “that’s ridiculous, we’ve made *twelve* albums that all sound alike.”

It takes a lot to last that long. And really, of rock bands, very few have made it longer with much of the same lineup — Rolling Stones, and Jethro Tull (founder, plus Martin has been in the band since the second album) — without breaking up. Due to the ravages of time (and/or dope and booze), pretty much all bands have lost a member.

What I don’t want to see is Tull or the Stones shilling for PBS. I’m sure that won’t happen with AC/DC.

But anyway, they’re one of my favorite bands. “TNT” isn’t a favorite of mine though. :’) Do you have “Family Jewels”, that double DVD set of their videos? Bon is disk one, Brian is disk two. LOTS of fun. As Bon sings still, “take a chance while you still have the choice.”


37 posted on 08/18/2008 11:16:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: dmz
I thought when mature women in Asia sang covers of your songs it meant that you were "mainstream"


38 posted on 08/18/2008 11:17:08 AM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: dmz
And it's not just one album...


39 posted on 08/18/2008 11:18:16 AM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: WesternCulture
As much as I like Brian Johnson's work on "Back in Black" (one of two of my favorite albums of all time bookended with the words "back" and "black"), I still prefer Bon Scott era AC/DC, especially Let There Be Rock and Highway to Hell. "Night Prowler" remains one of the creepiest songs ever recorded.

My best friend from high school had the pleasure of meeting Angus down in Florida a few years back. He was wearing a golf shirt and khaki shorts!

40 posted on 08/18/2008 11:20:18 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Ciexyz

Angus Young likes to tell the story of how they noticed more rather efeminate men showing up at their shows and whistling at him in his shorts. They also were booked into gay clubs early on as a result of their name.


41 posted on 08/18/2008 11:21:49 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: WesternCulture
My favorite album to workout to is the live If You Want Blood...You've Got It. It is from 1978 and is timeless rock & roll.
42 posted on 08/18/2008 11:23:42 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Do you have their address? I’d like to send them a 4th chord to play for their birthday

bWAHAHAHAHAAH!!! As a guitar wannabe (not enough time) that is funny (and true)

43 posted on 08/18/2008 11:32:37 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: WesternCulture; All
Bad Boy Boogie played at Colchester, 1978

AC/DC - Live Version of 'Bad Boy Boogie'

Awesome!!

44 posted on 08/18/2008 11:50:19 AM PDT by BBell
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To: weegee

Better:

Hayseed Dixie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mU2lJKkQ04


45 posted on 08/18/2008 11:52:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: Clemenza
Bon Scott rocked!! Did you ever see their concert in Colchester? It's great! Look at post 44.
46 posted on 08/18/2008 11:53:46 AM PDT by BBell
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To: Clemenza

“Angus Young likes to tell the story of how they noticed more rather efeminate men showing up at their shows and whistling at him in his shorts. They also were booked into gay clubs early on as a result of their name.”

- Hahahahaha!!

Haven’t heard about this before, although its well known, even in my part of the world, that AC/DC is slang for bisexual.

By the way:

Bisexual (parody of “Bicycle Race” by Queen)

Bisexual bisexual bisexual
I want to try it
Bisexual bisexual bisexual
I want to date a bisexual
I want to date a dyke
I want to date a bisexual
I can’t decide which sex I like

Is it wrong? Is it right?
If you’re weird I’m uptight!
Is that strange?
Let me say, man, guys were never my scene
But I do like show tunes
I want guys!
I want girls!
Why deprive half the world?
Am I gay? Am I straight?
I don’t think I’m a Peter Pan, Nancy boy or girly man,
Cause all I want to be is…

Bisexual bisexual bisexual
I just might be a bisexual bisexual bisexual
I think I might be bisexual
There’s nothing I don’t like
I want to try it bisexual
I can’t decide which…

Bisexual dating’s the in-thing today
That Brad Pitt’s such a cutie, Oh, yeah
Taking your swings from both sides of the plate
You get twice as much booty, Oh, yeah
On your marks, get set, go

Bisexual bisexual bisexual
Bisexual bisexual bisexual
I want to date a
Bisexual bisexual bisexual
I want to date a bisexual
I want to date a dyke
I want to date a bisexual
I can’t decide which sex I like


47 posted on 08/18/2008 11:55:01 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: BBell
“Awesome!!”

- Awesome is the word.

AC/DC are legends in their own time.

AC/DC are as musically gifted as The Beatles in the sense their music always strikes the listener immediately and goes straight into his/her body, mind and soul, without being watered down to PC, anemic nonsense.

AC/DC remain true to the spirit of good hearted rebellion just like The Rolling Stones, but without tons of embarrassing fag dancing.

48 posted on 08/18/2008 12:24:51 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

CORRECTION:

“I recall hanging out at a bar here in Gothenburg, Sweden where 70-80% of the guests were yuppies sometime around 1990 and watching most of those Gecko wannabees (remember the 1987 film Wall Street? “- Lunch is for wimps!”:D) starting to sing along and cheer.”

-...as the DJ all of a sudden chose to play “T.N.T.” I forgot to mention.

Gomen nasai!


49 posted on 08/18/2008 12:32:33 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Well color me “thunderstruck!”


50 posted on 08/18/2008 1:18:04 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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