The only real hard rock band: AC/DC

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  1. Mike Broadman

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    Well, I've recently become a huge AC/DC fan. Of course, I always liked them, but for some reason, I can't stop buying up and listening to their stop constantly.
    As far as I can tell, they're really the only hard rock band who played consistent, good ol' fashioned, dirty rock 'n' roll for such a long time.
    I just picked up and am listening to their latest, Stiff Upper Lip. It's not worse than anything they've released before. F***in' A.
    No, they're never going to be ranked amongst the Great Artistic Geniuses of all time, but that's what's great about them: they don't want that. They don't try to do anything else, because they know they can't, and they don't want to.
    Most rock bands don't have the ability to do more than one or two things. However, one they "make it," their egos and ambitions swell, and they end up doing stuff just to be different. If you can do it, great. But most can't.
    AC/DC knows what they're about: rock 'n' roll.
    My AC/DC collection so far:
    High Voltage
    Let There Be Rock
    Powerage
    Highway To Hell
    Dirty Deads
    Back in Black
    Razor's Edge
    Stiff Upper Lip
    Like most fans, I dig Bon Scott better, but Johnson's good enough.
    I plan on checking out Ballbreaker, For Those About To Rock, and the live albums. Possibly also the Stiff Upper Lip DVD.
    Now, everybody "have a drink on me!"
     
  2. Jack Gilvey

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    I always felt Angus' tone was something of a holy grail. Anytime I'd plug my SG through an old Marshall half-stack (nothing after the JCM800's, thanks), I'd give him a nod. Combine that with his ultra-cool riffs, and you've got the makings of a good time.
     
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    I would also recommend you pick up "Fly On The Wall".
     
  4. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    It's funny but out of the 400 CD's that I have (and it's an eclectic collection) I have more AC/DC CD's than of any other band/group/whatever. One hell of a band.
     
  5. MikeAW

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    I like AC/DC, enough to pick up the box set and a handful of live bootlegs.

    One thing you can't take away from them, is that they know how to please and they are dependable. That in itself, seems alot to ask of today's other Metal groups, who would die to have the longevity and stamina to last as long as this group has!
     
  6. Jantzen

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    If you prefer the Bon stuff go and get "If You Want Blood, You Got It" Live CD. I finally got around to replacing my CD with the remastered version about 6 months ago and can't stop listening to it.... The chants of "Angus! Angus!" at the start of "Whole Lotta Rosie" still give me chills every time! Plus "The Jack" done the right way!!!

    Also don't hesitate to pick up "For Those about to Rock" - it won't disappoint. Also, a sleeper of an Album is "Flick of the Switch" - a big fave with the hard core fans.

    And run, don't walk to get the "Stiff Upper Lip" DVD. This is an excellent sounding and looking concert DVD. The guys are a little older but they still rock...

    Welcome to the world of AC/DC!!!!!
     
  7. Ralph Summa

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    I was always been a big fan of the Thunder from Down Under and their studio stuff, (I even have four or five albums on vinyl), but someone threw me a ticket at the last moment for their Heatseeker tour way back when, and I was absolutely blown away: literally and figuratively. "The Jack" in person was just crazy as 15,000 people did the tomahawk chop with each repetition of Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack...

    I still use "For Those About to Rock.." as a demo for my modest HT/music system. The cannons beat out those in the "1812 Overture".

    Funny, AC/DC was on "Behind the Music" tonight (12/28)!

    Well the wife and kid are asleep, I guess I may go try out my virtual headphone mode on my new Yamaha receiver. I wonder what I'll play....Maybe a little "Noise Pollution".

    Ralph
     
  8. Tom Ryan

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    The only real hard rock band? I'm guessing you haven't heard of Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath?

    -Tom
     
  9. Jantzen

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    Can't dispute Sabbath and Zeppelin or a ton of other great bands....
    I think maybe what was meant was the only current real rock band...
    I would consider The Who and Stones as real rock bands too - so there still are some others currently around...
    And to be fair I think there are some decent current rock bands around like STP and Pearl Jam... IMHO
     
  10. Tom Ryan

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    Well....Sabbath is still around and touring.

    -Tom
     
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    That's right about Sabbath - doh!
     
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    I'm not sure what Lemmy is doing these days, and not to be hatin' on AC/DC in the slightest, but Motorhead was quite the real hard rock band.
    I got to work the Stiff Upper Lip show here in Dallas. Damn, the flesh grows old, but the rockin' and the wizardry of Angus' guitar is as fresh as ever. I've been somewhat jaded with AC/DC since Fly on the Wall, but lemme (not Lemmy [​IMG] ) tell ya, they still kick righteous ass in concert.
     
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    Motorhead are still out and about. They just released an

    album recently, at least in the last year and

    went on tour. I caught them at the House of Blues here

    in Chicago and the place was packed.

    AC/DC is still a great band to see live and always

    try to see them when they come around.

    Another one that is still around is Ted Nugent. I am not

    a great fan of his but I do try to see him whenever

    I can. He still puts on a great live show.
     
  14. Jim_C

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    I saw AC/DC with Loudness back in 1986/7. It was the Who Made Who tour. They were pretty awesome.

    The first album I ever owned was Rush Moving Pictures. Number two was Let There Be Rock. I still listen to that album on a regular basis. Whole Lotta Rosie is one of my favorites.
     
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    AC/DC really only has 1 tune right? They just use different lyrics.
     
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    I'd suggest Bruce Dickinson's solo stuff.
     
  17. Mike Broadman

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    I just picked up the Stiff Upper Lip DVD. AC/DC in DTS is so cool!
     
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    I second picking up "Flick of the switch" and "If you want blood...", especially the latter. That rendition of "Whole lotta Rosie" is possibly the ultimate rock'n'roll song. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    I have been looking to purchase an AC/DC performance DVD and this might actually be the best place to ask. Which one is the best? Please include your thoughts on (video/audio) quality, as well as the actual performance.

    For the record, I own every recording through Back In Black, but I stopped there because I preferred Bon Scott to Brian Johnson.
     
  20. Jantzen

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    Jeff,
    There are currently only 2 AC/DC DVD's out - "No Bull" from the BallBreaker tour and the recently released "Stiff Upper Lip - Live" from the SUL tour...
    Anyway as far as picture and sound quality go the "SUL - Live" DVD blows away the "No Bull" DVD....
    In fact in my opinion it's one of the best looking and sounding concert DVD's that I own. Don't hesitate to pick it up. Check out some more comments on it here.
    You should like the set list as it is mainly stuff up until Back in Black and the other songs are ones you've probably heard before anyway - like For Those About to Rock and Thunderstruck....
    If you're thinking about getting some albums after Back in Black I would suggest For Those About to Rock, Flick of the Switch, The Razor's Edge and Stiff Upper Lip....
     

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