Hey there, folks. Yeah, I know, I’m a day late. I unplugged yesterday, and it felt gooooooooooood.
Speaking of stuff that just feels good, how about some classic rock?
AC/DC, “Flick of the Switch”
I’ll confess that a lot of the music I like is somewhat complex. Tool, Opeth, Eric Johnson, you can sit around and listen to it over and over and pick out little nuances that are different each time. If you’re a musician, you can sit around and talk in high-pitched and fast voices with your musician buddies about this part or that phrase or something else.
AC/DC is not that. It’s just grab-yer-nuts and scream-yer-guts rock. Hell, I hadn’t heard this song in years until I was looking around for AC/DC music on Friday. I went home, didn’t hear it again all weekend, picked up my guitar on Monday evening and was able to play the whole song (minus the solo) from memory. So no, it’s not all that complex. But it’s still fun. When I was 15, I wanted to be Angus Young. (Who didn’t?) By the time I was 21 (hell, even now), I would have settled with being Malcolm Young – just let me get on the stage, crank out some music and have fun. Let somebody else take the spotlight, I don’t care, just get me out there.
This is an underrated classic of AC/DC’s, and I love this video because it’s not a performance, and it’s not a “video” per se, it’s just a bunch of guys rehearsing. It could be anybody in a garage, for God’s sake. They just set up the amps and fuckin’ played. You won’t see too many guitar nerds discussing this music in hushed tones, but it’s a hell of a lot more fun to play at a party than Dream Theater. Just good old hard rock. Now that’s fun.
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