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AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« on: September 09, 2008, 08:00:50 PM »
AC/DC, to me, represents the perfect embodiment of all that is good and right about being dumb.  Not literally dumb, understand - not the "too dumb to live" kind.  No, I mean the harmless kind of dumb - going out, getting hammered, flirting with women, and having a good time.  The kind that isn't really dumb at all.  (Indeed, you have to be pretty smart to write a song as hilariously, intentionally juvenile as "Big Balls").  Their songs kick ass, both in a straightforward sense and a tongue-in-cheek Spinal Tap sort of way.  It's that fine line between stupid and clever, and they walk it so well.  Really, they're too good to be taken seriously.

Thus, I think it is fitting and proper that a thread be dedicated to this great rock band (and their upcoming album, which, judging from the single they've released, will be awesome).  Bon Scott vs. Brian Johnson debates are welcome, as long as you keep it civil.

So...for those about to rock............was actually kind of a disappointing album compared to its predecessor.  You probably thought I was going to go with the obvious "finish the rest of the lyric and start the thread" thing, didn't you?  Well, I didn't do that.  So nyeah.
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 09:01:56 AM »
I'm quite envigorated by "Rock and Roll Train," I think it's terrific.  Brian Johnson's voice hasn't sounded this good in ages (maybe since Flick of the Switch), and the backing vocals made me think of the Highway to Hell album.  It SOUNDS wonderful. 

I actually was listening to some AC/DC the other day, as "You Ain't Got A Hold On Me" came on.  Man, that song almost qualifies as funky.  I love it. 


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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 12:22:46 PM »
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AC/DC is one of the few bands left that i intend on breaking my "no mega-venues" pledge to see live.

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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 03:55:24 PM »
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Holy. Fucking. Shit.

Tickets for AC/DC are $90 at the Oakland Arena! And that's before TicketBastard adds whatever service charges, handling fees and made-up nonsense to the final total. You could conceivably end up paying nearly $120 for nosebleed seats to watch the entire concert on a jumbotron.

I think i might have to reconsider my pledge to see AC/DC live before i die.

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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 04:13:07 PM »
I saw them way back in the late 80's and they were very good to say the least.   

Was on a double bill with the Scorpions as I recall.

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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 05:36:08 PM »
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Holy. Fucking. Shit.

Tickets for AC/DC are $90 at the Oakland Arena! And that's before TicketBastard adds whatever service charges, handling fees and made-up nonsense to the final total. You could conceivably end up paying nearly $120 for nosebleed seats to watch the entire concert on a jumbotron.

I think i might have to reconsider my pledge to see AC/DC live before i die.

-Rude

Yikes! I thought it was bad shelling out $67 (50 plus 17 for service charges) for my Weezer floor ticket in October.
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 05:41:10 PM »
Bah!  I paid $60 just to RESERVE A SPOT for my Who tickets last year (it was part of a special club membership).  And they were WORTH EVERY PENNY, dammit!  Ninth row, baby!
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 07:41:12 PM »
For $120, I'd rather just watch one of their live DVDs.

Now, the current Carcass tour on the other hand is worth every penny. Tickets are roughly $50 and you get to not only see Carcass, but Suffocation, 1349, Aborted.. and in some markets, Necrophagist and Dying Fetus. That's one hell of a stacked tour.
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 07:55:07 PM »
Bah!  I paid $60 just to RESERVE A SPOT for my Who tickets last year (it was part of a special club membership).  And they were WORTH EVERY PENNY, dammit!  Ninth row, baby!

I saw the Who in 1982 in St. Louis......... yes, I am still old.


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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 08:08:20 PM »
Bah!  I paid $60 just to RESERVE A SPOT for my Who tickets last year (it was part of a special club membership).  And they were WORTH EVERY PENNY, dammit!  Ninth row, baby!

I saw the Who in 1982 in St. Louis......... yes, I am still old.

Hey, "old" is a state of mind, not a number.  Cheer up, you.
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 08:12:02 PM »
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No, no, no... age is definitely a number. And you are definitely old. Sorry, buddy.  ;)

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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 09:19:47 AM »
I'm not old, I'm 20.  I still have my whole life left to piss away.
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 09:44:09 AM »
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Not you, ya' drunk...

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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 09:45:04 AM »
I'm planning on getting some AC/DC tix for their show here in MN on November 23rd.  Should be a kick ass show.  I just hope that I don't go deaf.   :P
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Re: AC/DC - New Album and Whatnot
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2008, 03:24:36 PM »
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No, no, no... age is definitely a number. And you are definitely old. Sorry, buddy.  ;)

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