Discussion in 'Music' started by manifold, Jul 22, 2008.
Where do you rank AC/DC ?
In what terms? Skill level? Mediocre. Actual singing ability? Not much. Variety? Little to none. Songs/lyrics? Above average
Success? They combined the above with some good marketing and sold to a genre of noise metal junkies and have made a fortune on it and the 80s metal crowd that hated alternative/new wave STILL love it.
Can't argue with success. I can take about 2-maybe-3 songs and I've had enough.
I like them even less than I like Rush.
A few years back VH1 ranked them the 4th best hard rock band of all time.
VH1 top 10:
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Black Sabbath
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. AC / DC
7. Van Halen
8. The Who
9. Guns n Roses
Wow, I only actually like three of those bands.
I like AC better.
Most of my appliances work better with it.
Awww, why all the AC/DC hate? Well, I guess, yeah, the variety, they've released tons of albums, tons of them sound similar, a bunch of them kinda bad, but at their best they were just absolutely ass-rocking. Dirty Deeds, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, For Those About To Rock, especially the middle two basically all the songs are awesome.
As for the VH1 list, Nirvana and Guns N Roses don't fit on that level, but otherwise pretty good picks, I'd suppose.
One observation about AC/DC that stands out to me is their popularity among rednecks. No other hard rock band comes even close, at least none I can recall. In my experience, country music loving shit kickers seem to have crossed the country/rock line and made AC/DC one of their own. Payback for Lynyrd Skynyrd I suppose.
Back in Black is a truly great album.
I always liked The Razor's Edge too.
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