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Initial post: Nov 9, 2011 9:26:38 AM PST
Daniel Smith says:
ACDC songs are not on itunes

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 11:22:36 AM PST
Emery Would says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 1:06:18 PM PST
By recommending Highway to Hell, don't you disprove your statement that all AC/DC albums are the same? If they are all the same, they are all equally recommended.

I am just playing, of course. I have seen the Angus quote where he corrected the interviewer's "number of times AC/DC has made the same album".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 2:25:42 PM PST
They are not all the same. 'Dirty Deeds', for example, sounds quite different from 'Back in Black', in my opinion.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 2:34:22 PM PST
I'm not an avid AC/DC fan, but I have several albums from both versions of the band and while the style is the same, mainly in the Brian Johnson era, their playing, that of Angus Young, and the rhythm section, is varied enough to keep my interest. But they were more varied in the Bon Scott days.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:19:03 PM PST
A customer says:
Who's Swarzenagger? If you mean Schwarzenegger, that'd be Last Action Hero. Terrible movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 6:01:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2011 6:04:28 PM PST
And of course with that same sound they have the number 2 selling album of all time and the 3rd highest grossing world tour of all time. Dont change what isnt broken. Just ask the Rolling stones and Areosmith. They tried changing there sound and almost vanished off the face off the earth.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 11:24:55 AM PDT
Laura says:
I am an AC/DC fan and always have been since I discovered Back in Black in my twenties, but I refuse to buy entire albums for the one (or if you are lucky) two good songs on each one. I do not believe they are attempting to preserve "the art" by requiring the consumer to purchase the entire album - but instead trying to maximize their own profits. Can we say the pot is calling the kettle black?

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 10:40:36 PM PDT
MTK says:
AC/DC is a singles band that transcends the idea of a "singles" band. They have never put out a Greatest Hits album for this very reason. Causal listeners will purchase the most obvious hits-- "Shook Me All Night Long", "Highway To Hell", and a handful of others that helped to define what that band was all about. But for every person who buys those single songs, they will miss out on the AC/DC album experience that shows that they are much more than those inescapable songs. Missing out on "Big Balls" to get only "Dirty Deeds", or missing out on "Whole Lotta Rosie" just to get "Let There Be Rock" , or even missing out on the epic "Night Prowler" just to get "Highway to Hell"...these are serious errors in Rock N Roll education. Forget itunes, and -orget. AC/DC are doing the uninitiated a favor by forcing them to buy their albums- the way music was supposed to be enjoyed.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 2:36:46 AM PDT
Jimi Jac says:
The UK Vinyl version of "Powerage" is my favourite. A real diverse selection of songs, pushing the boundaries of what a rock album can sound like.
(The UK version has "Cold Hearted Man" & different mixes of some of the tracks)

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:43:49 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
The only AC/DC I've given repeated listenings to and stll enjoy every single track is "High Voltage". But I do have and enjoy several other albums too, mostly "Dirty Deeds," "H2H" and the live "If You Want Blood". From the Johnson era, I like 'Back In Black' fine, but I actually prefer the followup, "For Those About To Rock". Beyond that though, I've only picked up 2-3 other titles and none of 'em had more than 1-2 memorable songs to me....

iTunes? I don't get why anybody would buy music there. The bit rate is lame (128) and the digital rights management thing just pisses me off. I rarely buy mp3, but when I do, it's from Amazon. Better bit rates, no digital right management to worry about....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 7:33:08 PM PDT
One "definitive" CD hits comp --or itunes singles' cherry-picking-- would kill their back catalog. A hits package works one of two ways: it dead-ends or bookends a stylistic period, or it acts as an introduction to the rest of the catalog.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 12:08:33 AM PDT
Jimi Jac says:
Re : AC/DC - "High Voltage"

High Voltage is a compilation of their first two Albums they released in Australia, "High Voltage" & "TNT".

High Voltage

1. Baby Please don't go
2. She's got ball
3. Little Lover
4. Stick Around
5. Soul Stripper
6. You Ain't got a hold of me
7. Love Song
8. Show Business

1. It's a long way to the top if you want to
2. The Rock `n Roll Singer
3. The Jack
4. Live Wire
5. TNT
6. Rocker
7. Can I sit next to you Girl
8. High Voltage
9. School Days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 5:51:39 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Re: High Voltage is a compilation of their first two Albums they released in Australia, "High Voltage" & "TNT".

Yep, and they did a great job with it, cherry-picking the best songs and giving them a track sequence that makes it flow. It was years before I knew that it was actually a compilation and re-release of earlier albums.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 4:14:15 AM PDT
Jimi Jac says:
I Brought them both from a second-hand record shop, when I first got into AC/DC. I was well chuffed when I found out what I had purchased!

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 12:58:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 12:59:53 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
This is more of an itunes/ipod comment than an AC/DC comment. Though I used to have "High Voltage" also "Back in Black" in vinyl. "High Voltage" and "Dirty Deeds" are on my wishlist but I don't feel any real push to buy them.

I don't like when things are proprietary or have digital rights management. I have a NON ipod brand MP3 player (sandisk) . It has it's advantages and disadvantages over ipod. Someday all the MB's will be filled up. I'll probably buy another MP3 player and will have to decide what brand. Hard decision!

The worst thing is probably that ALL the new speaker systems , even clock radios have an ipod brand docking station. With the sandisk I CAN hook it up to any of these speakers BUT it needs a seperate cord , which even though it isn't that much trouble, it's enough trouble to where I just never bother.

But as for AC/DC not being on itunes - it always bothers me when a certain band or artist choses to be left out of anything or sell their albums Only on a certain site , or whatever. It always takes them down a notch in my eyes. I don't care about their supposed reasons to be honest. Off the top of my head - Pearl Jam, Tool, Kid Rock, Now AC/DC (that also goes for no MP3's have to buy the whole album).

edit: Anything bought at amazon can go on ipod and sandisk MP3 player. But buy it at itunes can Only go on ipod brand.
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