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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   According to a new book, AC/DC nearly fired Bon Scott five years before he resigned in 1980 because he almost died from a heroin overdose   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line 99
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2013-10-31 09:39:31 AM  
Dodged a bullet there. I'll drink to that!
 
2013-10-31 10:19:12 AM  
Resigned?
 
2013-10-31 11:35:59 AM  
If he could still sing, he would still sound better than Brian 'Donald Duck' Johnson.
 
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2013-10-31 11:49:15 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Resigned?


From breathing.
 
2013-10-31 11:51:12 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Resigned?

 
2013-10-31 12:03:48 PM  
This is very relevant news.

I heard Malcolm Young had an alcohol problem. Also timely, relevant news...
 
2013-10-31 12:05:04 PM  

Godscrack: If he could still sing, he would still sound better than Brian 'Donald Duck' Johnson.


I have never understood the "they both sound alike" people. No, they don't...
 
2013-10-31 02:18:02 PM  
resigned?

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2013-10-31 02:25:22 PM  
AC/DC: my two favorite bands! They didn't just change front men in '80; everything shifted from Back In Black on forward.

...and they still kick ass!
 
2013-10-31 02:35:52 PM  
Resigned?

Changed frontmen?
 
2013-10-31 02:54:33 PM  

FlashHarry: sigdiamond2000: Resigned?

 
2013-10-31 03:06:38 PM  

Walliser: AC/DC: my two favorite bands! They didn't just change front men in '80; everything shifted from Back In Black on forward.

...and they still kick ass!


Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.
 
2013-10-31 03:16:30 PM  

Walliser: AC/DC: my two favorite bands! They didn't just change front men in '80; everything shifted from Back In Black on forward.


Blame Mutt Lange for that.

/You Shook Me All Night Long is not a rock song
//it's a country song with a rock arrangement
///that's the power of Mutt -- crossover appeal. He makes everyone pop. Heart, Def Leppard, Shania Twain -- he poppified them all.
 
2013-10-31 03:18:53 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.


What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.
 
2013-10-31 03:20:21 PM  

Ishkur: Shania Twain -- he poppified them all.


I'd poppify Shania, if ya know what I mean...
 
2013-10-31 03:23:44 PM  
You have to be an unheard of level of drunk to choke on your own vomit. That is, I assume it's your own vomit, its not like you can dust for vomit or anything.

The band was so surly and raw in the Bonn Scott days. There was something addictively powerful about such a mammoth, minimalist sound, every song a Smoke in the Water. It was brilliant, simple, basic hard blues.

Not that I'm dissing the Johnson era, but something changed when they picked up Mutt Lange. He got therm to smooth out their edges, employ more catchy hooks and clever lyrics, and get some of that lucrative cross-over appeal, and I think they have been chasing that pop-rock aesthetic ever since. Their last album was full of those tracks, with cute pop hooks and gang vocal choruses. Almost sounds like Def Leppard. If they could just go back to bare-bones straight-ahead rockers, no one would complain so much. They don't play anything they wrote after the 80s in their concerts anyway.
 
2013-10-31 03:26:52 PM  

mediablitz: This is very relevant news.

I heard Malcolm Young had an alcohol problem. Also timely, relevant news...


Have you heard these upstart youngsters who call themselves Aerosmith? They have a nice sound.
 
2013-10-31 03:28:37 PM  

Ishkur: /You Shook Me All Night Long is not a rock song
//it's a country song with a rock arrangement


my god, you're right
 
2013-10-31 03:40:28 PM  
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2013-10-31 03:40:34 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Primitive Screwhead: Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.

What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.


I saw them open for Cheap Trick at the Paramount in Portland, Or in 1978 or 9 and it was incredible.
 
2013-10-31 03:44:17 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.


Exactly. I saw them on the Black Ice stadium tour in Foxboro.
DAMN! Surprisingly high energy, non-stop 2+ hour show from a bunch of guys in their mid-late 50's.
Angus ripped through Whole Lotta Rosie & Let There Be Rock like it was 1977
 
2013-10-31 04:00:48 PM  
bon scott is the best ac-dc

anyone who disagrees probably got shook all night long when they were babies
 
2013-10-31 04:00:53 PM  
Ahh AC/DC...the original Nickelback.
 
2013-10-31 04:05:09 PM  
Scott made the band. Johnson has no redeeming abilities, and is all echo. Listen to BiB....it's all Bon Scott material, not Brian Johnson, which makes it the last AC/DC album made.
 
2013-10-31 04:15:13 PM  

whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png


oh go get bent, skookems...
 
2013-10-31 04:23:48 PM  

MFAWG: I saw them open for Cheap Trick at the Paramount in Portland, Or in 1978 or 9 and it was incredible.


I'm totes jelly.

/IIRC, there was a rumor that is was heroin that killed Bon Scott back in 1980.
//Still my favorite band.
 
2013-10-31 04:25:36 PM  

fastfxr: which makes it the last AC/DC album made.



Oh please.....For Those About to Rock and Flick of the Switch are awesome.
 
2013-10-31 04:29:01 PM  

Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...


Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.
 
2013-10-31 04:30:22 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Primitive Screwhead: Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.

What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.


I've seen Metallica, Guns n roses in their prime, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush, Robert Plant and AC/DC and others that i can't think of right now and AC/DC put on the best shows I've ever seen live and they aren't my favorite band though i do like them.

Scott and Johnson did sound different but Johnson was probably the best replacement singer they could have possibly ever got, he has a very unusual sound to his voice as did Scott, their voices are different but both worked very well with the bands sound. In fact it would have been kinda lame if Johnson sounded just like Scott.
 
2013-10-31 04:32:53 PM  

whidbey: Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...

Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.


The_Sponge is an AC/DC fan. So am I. We are pretty much polar opposites on most issues. I know many AC/DC fans. I've never found a political spectrum that defines the fans.
 
2013-10-31 04:37:57 PM  

whidbey: Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...

Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.


That has to be one of the dumbest conclusions I've ever seen anyone leap to involving a person's musical tastes I've ever seen.
 
2013-10-31 04:41:18 PM  

whidbey: I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms.


That's a pretty damn absurd comment. Did you get hit on the head recently, or something?
 
2013-10-31 04:43:22 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: whidbey: Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...

Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.

That has to be one of the dumbest conclusions I've ever seen anyone leap to involving a person's musical tastes I've ever seen.


Not to start a shiatstorm, but I also believe that to be the case of most people who still swear by classic rock in general. They're always playing some station and pretending the songs they've heard over and over again are somehow fresh and relevant. Oh and Obama is a tyrant stealing muh hard earned keep through taxes. Guaranteed it's like that all across the country. Which is sad.
 
2013-10-31 04:46:29 PM  

whidbey: Dingleberry Dickwad: whidbey: Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...

Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.

That has to be one of the dumbest conclusions I've ever seen anyone leap to involving a person's musical tastes I've ever seen.

Not to start a shiatstorm, but I also believe that to be the case of most people who still swear by classic rock in general. They're always playing some station and pretending the songs they've heard over and over again are somehow fresh and relevant. Oh and Obama is a tyrant stealing muh hard earned keep through taxes. Guaranteed it's like that all across the country. Which is sad.


Ok, now you're trying too hard.
 
2013-10-31 04:46:58 PM  

devilEther: Ishkur: /You Shook Me All Night Long is not a rock song
//it's a country song with a rock arrangement

my god, you're right


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8yuUHMNQQY
 
2013-10-31 04:48:29 PM  

Farkenhostile: Sin_City_Superhero: Primitive Screwhead: Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.

What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.

I've seen Metallica, Guns n roses in their prime, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush, Robert Plant and AC/DC and others that i can't think of right now and AC/DC put on the best shows I've ever seen live and they aren't my favorite band though i do like them.

Scott and Johnson did sound different but Johnson was probably the best replacement singer they could have possibly ever got, he has a very unusual sound to his voice as did Scott, their voices are different but both worked very well with the bands sound. In fact it would have been kinda lame if Johnson sounded just like Scott.


It's not just the voice itself, it projects a personality. Johnson sounds like he'd see a girl and take her out to the most kickass dinner, but Scott sounded like he would take her all the wayto breakfast.
 
2013-10-31 04:48:42 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Ok, now you're trying too hard.


I'm guessing I either hit a nerve or you don't see it. Doesn't make my observation any less sound. Stop bumping the thread.
 
2013-10-31 04:53:02 PM  

whidbey: Dingleberry Dickwad: whidbey: Walliser: whidbey: andnotafarkwasgiven.png

oh go get bent, skookems...

Who?

Look--AC/DC's all right , but it's hard for me to shake the whole dumbshiat rock thing going on with it. I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms. Deal with it.

That has to be one of the dumbest conclusions I've ever seen anyone leap to involving a person's musical tastes I've ever seen.

Not to start a shiatstorm, but I also believe that to be the case of most people who still swear by classic rock in general. They're always playing some station and pretending the songs they've heard over and over again are somehow fresh and relevant. Oh and Obama is a tyrant stealing muh hard earned keep through taxes. Guaranteed it's like that all across the country. Which is sad.


Love me some classic rock, and early AC/DC. Know how I know you can't guess my voting record? Because that's a dumb hypothesis.
 
2013-10-31 04:53:15 PM  

whidbey: Dingleberry Dickwad: Ok, now you're trying too hard.

I'm guessing I either hit a nerve or you don't see it. Doesn't make my observation any less sound. Stop bumping the thread.


I'm just saying that I know plenty of people who enjoy AC/DC and their political views are all across the map. Your assumption is about as intelligent as your average party line voter.
 
2013-10-31 04:54:04 PM  

mediablitz: Godscrack: If he could still sing, he would still sound better than Brian 'Donald Duck' Johnson.

I have never understood the "they both sound alike" people. No, they don't...


First do you really think they hired the new dude because he sounded so unique, and unlike anything heard in rock before or did they hire him because he sounded a fark-ton like one that died?

And while I'm sure they sound "different." They both have one sound, and it's screeching, raspy, and terrible.
 
2013-10-31 04:55:02 PM  
Y'all don't mind the skook; he's just a little light-headed on account of getting caught in his own cloud of smug when the wind changed direction.
 
2013-10-31 04:55:12 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: whidbey: Dingleberry Dickwad: Ok, now you're trying too hard.

I'm guessing I either hit a nerve or you don't see it. Doesn't make my observation any less sound. Stop bumping the thread.

I'm just saying that I know plenty of people who enjoy AC/DC and their political views are all across the map. Your assumption is about as intelligent as your average party line voter.



Best to ignore him....he's a former welfare queen who was actually though the world should have been subsidizing his lazy lifestyle.
 
2013-10-31 04:55:47 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: whidbey: Dingleberry Dickwad: Ok, now you're trying too hard.

I'm guessing I either hit a nerve or you don't see it. Doesn't make my observation any less sound. Stop bumping the thread.

I'm just saying that I know plenty of people who enjoy AC/DC and their political views are all across the map. Your assumption is about as intelligent as your average party line voter.


See, there you go. You are already trying to separate yourself from the two-party system. Way to prove my point.
 
2013-10-31 04:56:46 PM  

sephjnr: Farkenhostile: Sin_City_Superhero: Primitive Screwhead: Yeah. While I overall like the Bon Scott era better and listen to it more.
The Brian Johnson stuff is pretty kick-ass in its own right. Back In Black is their best and most coherent album.

What amazes me is their live performances. I've seen AC/DC live several times, and the show is always so full of energy, AND sounds good. But I guess that's to be expected...they play rather simple songs, and they have decades of experience playing them.

I've seen Metallica, Guns n roses in their prime, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush, Robert Plant and AC/DC and others that i can't think of right now and AC/DC put on the best shows I've ever seen live and they aren't my favorite band though i do like them.

Scott and Johnson did sound different but Johnson was probably the best replacement singer they could have possibly ever got, he has a very unusual sound to his voice as did Scott, their voices are different but both worked very well with the bands sound. In fact it would have been kinda lame if Johnson sounded just like Scott.

It's not just the voice itself, it projects a personality. Johnson sounds like he'd see a girl and take her out to the most kickass dinner, but Scott sounded like he would take her all the wayto breakfast.



If had the chance to hang out with only one of them, I would go with Brian.

Bon is awesome, but if I hung out with him for a day, I'd end up in jail or the hospital.
 
2013-10-31 05:00:22 PM  
I wish they'd let the dude from Rhino Bucket sit in with them for a show or two. Check out RB's "One Night Stand." Hell, when I first heard that album I thought I'd discovered some long lost scott era demo material.
 
2013-10-31 05:05:34 PM  

Earl Green: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8yuUHMNQQY


nice, when they segued into 'it's a long way to the top', it reminded me Lucinda Williams also did that song
 
2013-10-31 05:05:52 PM  

whidbey: Not to start a shiatstorm, but I also believe that to be the case of most people who still swear by classic rock in general. They're always playing some station and pretending the songs they've heard over and over again are somehow fresh and relevant. Oh and Obama is a tyrant stealing muh hard earned keep through taxes. Guaranteed it's like that all across the country. Which is sad.


I'm going to engage you honestly, and assume that you aren't a troll:

I grew up in the South, and I was surrounded by AC/DC fans. Where I grew up, I found them to be equally divided:

Beer-drinking, four-wheeling, shotgun-toting, rebel flag-wavin' good ol' boys and pot-smoking, guitar-playin, hippie-types. But I never really associated their pollitical affiliation with their AC/DC fandom.

Maybe it was the people you were hanging out with, not the music they listened to.
 
2013-10-31 05:05:54 PM  

mediablitz: The_Sponge is an AC/DC fan. So am I. We are pretty much polar opposites on most issues. I know many AC/DC fans. I've never found a political spectrum that defines the fans.



*Applause*
 
2013-10-31 05:06:00 PM  

Ishkur: The band was so surly and raw in the Bonn Scott days. There was something addictively powerful about such a mammoth, minimalist sound, every song a Smoke in the Water. It was brilliant, simple, basic hard blues.

Not that I'm dissing the Johnson era, but something changed when they picked up Mutt Lange. He got therm to smooth out their edges, employ more catchy hooks and clever lyrics, and get some of that lucrative cross-over appeal, and I think they have been chasing that pop-rock aesthetic ever since. Their last album was full of those tracks, with cute pop hooks and gang vocal choruses. Almost sounds like Def Leppard. If they could just go back to bare-bones straight-ahead rockers, no one would complain so much. They don't play anything they wrote after the 80s in their concerts anyway.


They were always deftly "pop" and hook oriented, they likely just got better at it with time and experience once they knew what they were doing.    Those 60 Garage Pop roots run deep.  The Malcolm and Angus'  older brother George was a member of Austrailian 60's powerpop band The Easybeats.   (The oldest brother, Alex, was a member of a Beatles knockoff band).   60s power pop is what Malcolm and Angus cut their teeth on.    George and his Easybeat bandmate George Vranda produced the AC/DC records before Mutt Lange.   They also wrote a lot of songs for other people on the side, notably Paul Revere and the Raiders.    There was always a bit of slight of hand at work ... while everyone was distracted by the veneer of the  torn jeans and the wifebeaters and the beer guzzling and the attitude, they didn't realize they were getting heavily distorted 60's inspired power pop riffs.
 
2013-10-31 05:07:16 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: whidbey: I can't help but think the avg AC/DC fan probably thinks Obama is socialism and hurr durr muh freedoms.

That's a pretty damn absurd comment. Did you get hit on the head recently, or something?


It's not absurd at all. I would wager that any hardcore AC/DC fan who puts their music above most of the spectrum of rock probably doesn't like Obama, voted for him as a necessary evil, or at the very least has an absurd skepticism about government bordering on paranoia.
 
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