Saturday, May 29, 2010

Devil Music A-Z: AC/DC


See that picture? That was the first image I ever saw of AC/DC back when I was probably 8 or 9. I had a friend whose much older brother used to listen to bands like Kiss and AC/DC. So here we are in the late 70's and this is the first impression I get. Pretty scary stuff.I actually started listening to them on a regular basis when Fly on the Wall came out. Sure I had Back in Black but I didn't really start paying much attention until about the mid 80's. I'm not going to gush over the boys from down Under(and Ireland) but the one debate that has always raged is who was the better band, Bon Scott's or Brian Johnson?Which do I prefer?

Bon Scott wins and it's not even close. AC/DC could do hard rock, blues, and even a bit of jazz in the 70's. No two songs ever sounded the same to me. I can't say the same for Brian Johnson's reign. In my book they got boring as the years rolled on.Here is the perfect video for my'd never see Brian do this.

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