“If You Don’t Like AC/DC…”

“If You Don’t Like AC/DC…”

“…we can’t be friends.”

Strong words. My friend Mark/Psycho told me, it’s a philosophy to live by. He may be right.

There’s nothing quite like AC/DC. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like them. Now…I’m sure they exist. But, they’re certainly not in my circle of friends.

Ready? AC/DC have sold more albums worldwide than:

The Rolling Stones, Queen, Garth Brooks, The Eagles, U2, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder…It’s simply stupid. They’ve (not so) quietly become the 11th best-selling band of ALL-TIME! Somebody likes them. Somebody “like-likes” them.

Now, there’s always going to be the Bon vs. Brian discussion. I call it a discussion, because it’s not like Van Halen’s “Dave vs. Sammy,” or Genesis’ “Phil vs. Peter.” Brian is the guy, only because we lost Bon. So…it’s a bit different. However, like the other bands mentioned, AC/DC definitely went through a sonic change after 1979. It’s safe to say they became a bit more “metal” with the addition of Brian. In no way is that a *bad* thing.

Throughout their career, they’ve been consistent in this way; AC/DC write songs that rock for the guys, and roll for the girls. They’re about as perfect an example of a Rock n’ Roll band that can be cited. If you ask me my favorite bands of all-time, they’re instantly Top-3. It’s funny though. I wouldn’t have actually said that, had you asked.

That’s the best thing about them. AC/DC are so great, they can sneak into your music collection, and settle right in there, next to the greatest of all time. And…you don’t even question it. “They’re AC/DC.” 

…and that’s fine with me.

For the next couple of weeks, Mark and I, will be giving you a chance to see them in Toronto. Sad as this is to say…it may be your final chance to witness a perfect Rock band, doing what they do better than almost anyone else. It’s an 18,000 person party. Everyone knows every word to every song. And…it’s one of the few times that you’re good with everyone singing along.

Thanks for hanging with us.

“…we salute you!”

-NP