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I quite like them, as far as huge rock bands go, they are right up there with the biggest ever and they seem relatively down to earth as people, Brian always comes across well. I've never seen them live but their concerts sell out to massive crowds worldwide and they've been doing so for years.
They lost a long standing and founding band member, Malcolm Young last year and have just released their new album 'power up'

Their new album is a good solid rock album and is apparently an improvement on their last one, I've downloaded it and have played it a few times.

Having said that, although it's impossible to compare them to the stranglers, I can't help thinking that 'giants' is a far, far better album than AC/DC's latest.

Giants, is a much more diverse album, it has tracks of different tempo. The lyrics are a lot more varied. The melodies are better, the musicianship is better....it's just better.

It's taken me years to fully appreciate how good 'giants' is. It wont' take me that long to delete 'power up' from my phone. As a rock band, I still like AC/DC - but they're not as good as the real thing
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Can't knock AC/DC, a great band, but prefer bonn Scott to Brian Johnson, but so admire Brian for finding a solution to his hearing problems, he is also a lovely down to earth man, and Angus Young a legend, I would actually like to see them live if we can go to gigs again. Lt Kudu.
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I don't think AC DC ever made another album as good as Highway To Hell, did they ?

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aldinblack wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 01:11 I don't think AC DC ever made another album as good as Highway To Hell, did they ?

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I know a lot of people who are into 'em. Can't stand 'em, though - sure, they rock, but I find 'em far less interesting than Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper etc.
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I don't really get them sorry.
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Love or Hate - totally get that I love them and really like the new LP - its ACDC thats all you need to know

live though OMG they are just something else - just unbelievable - i have been lucky to see them 6 times and Live the records just take on a new life - just amazing

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Seen them Newcastle Mayfair '78/'79? I like the first album but thats it really.
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Black Sabbath are my fave ‘Heavy Rock’ band ever but I do have a soft spot for AC/DC, Bloody great band, seen em 3 times, twice at Donnington fest - (now called Download)

Got all of their albums and a few live DVD’s too.

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They all sound the bloody same but who cares!?
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Never seen A.C. DC but would still love to if I ever got the chance. I've probably left it a bit late now though..

It would be a great gig to go to, but their material, I dunno they only ever sing about women & booze really dont they ?
I got into the Highway To Hell album, and the one before that Powerage was quite good. They've obviously got a formula that works, but for me small doses only..

I'm sure a gig would be great though, but it's probably gonna be in the o2 arena or such like ...

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I was lucky to see them in January 1980 at Southampton Gaumont. Sadly this happened to be Bonn Scotts last gig. He died 3 weeks later.

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flintackles wrote:I was lucky to see them in January 1980 at Southampton Gaumont. Sadly this happened to be Bonn Scotts last gig. He died 3 weeks later.

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That must have been an amazing Gig!!

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