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 Post subject: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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Doesn't get much better, peoples.

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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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Bon Scott is one of the all time great front men. Back then ACDC were a straight ahead rock and rhythm and blues band. Fantastic stuff indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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serious question. What is the real difference between Brian Johnson and Bon Scott?

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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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serious question. What is the real difference between Brian Johnson and Bon Scott?


With Bon, AC/DC had a more playful, loose, raw energy. By the time Brian came around, I think they felt more serious / less playful, and with the exception of a few songs (especially the Flick Of the Switch album), became much more formulated and polished.

Honestly, to someone not familiar with AC/DC, I don't know if a lot of folks would necessarily know the difference between Bon's last album (Highway to Hell) and Brian Johnson's first 3 albums (Back In Black, For Those About To Rock, and Flick Of The Switch).

Lyrically, I felt Bon was more sly, more witty, more playful and had a darker sense of humor. Plus, when they started out AC/DC wasn't rich (like they were by the time Brian joined), and a lot of the lyrics are gritty / working man kind of stuff. For example, "ain't no fun waiting around to be a millionaire" or "got myself a Cadillac, but can't afford the gasoline".


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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My wife has no idea that ACDC had two singers. When she hears Brian she just keeps saying how much he sucks. When she hears Bon she sings along. There must be something there. Brian's voice is more abrasive I guess. I like both guys.


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Lyrically, I felt Bon was more sly, more witty, more playful and had a darker sense of humor.

Definitely.


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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That "Let there be rock" Video is hilarious. Spinal Tap could not have done a better job.


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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theplatypus wrote:
This thread brought to you by Spencer "I Hate Bombast" Birdsinhell.

Bon-era AC/DC were far from bombastic.

Dirty, mean, mighty unclean - yes. "High-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious" - certainly not.


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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ACDC was one of a smallish number of bands that were given a lot of airtime on the radio stations when I was a kid- late 70s through 80s mainly, and I was too young to have any real appreciation of them during their heyday, but they were always present during my teenage years.
so while I can't claim to be a huge fan, I grew up listening to their music, and still enjoy it now. that noted, there was something more wild about them with Bon Scott as the lead singer - which was good for their music...

I like post Bon Scott ACDC, but they grew up some by then... not in a bad way, just different.

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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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Brian Johnson's voice on their last few albums is hilarious. Sounds like a grumpy grandma on helium.

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theplatypus wrote:
Yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about.


Nah, AC/DC definitely seems like the sort of corny bullshit Spenno would hate.


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theplatypus wrote:
Yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about.


Nah, AC/DC definitely seems like the sort of corny bullshit Spenno would hate.


Yea, im :shock: 'd that Platypus actually backed down.

Just as mind boggling as Spenno like Ole


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Jailbreak is one of my all time favorite songs. The Bon Scott version. The live version that is on that box set with Johnson singing is so disappointing.

Man I love that song, and love Bon Scott-era AC/DC.

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I'm generally the first person to scream "cornball" or "cheesy", but I don't see that in early AC/DC.


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 Post subject: Re: For the glory of Bon Scott-era AC/DC
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turned2black wrote:
I'm generally the first person to scream "cornball" or "cheesy", but I don't see that in early AC/DC.

Me either.


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Jailbreak is one of my all time favorite songs. The Bon Scott version. The live version that is on that box set with Johnson singing is so disappointing.

Man I love that song, and love Bon Scott-era AC/DC.


pretty cool cover


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