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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Not too often that unseen Bon Scott concert footage shows up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ZJfUsz_xg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFy-i0F0i1U

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

There's a photo floating around purportedly of a video shoot in Amsterdam:



Seems like something easily faked to me, but a known insider on acdcfans.net says that things are indeed happening.

More smoke than fire, but given that nothing's been posted here in nearly 6 months, I'll take it.

Sheen Sheen
Nov 18, 2002


We also missed the 40th anniversary of Bonís death

But thatís cool about potential new music! Is Brian officially back?

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/ACDC_BRASIL/status/1253471291870494720

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011






Rewatched the Live at Donington concert again for the first time in probably ten years. The 2-disc album of this was the album that made me want to become a guitarist. Absolute loving masterpiece.

I'm seriously considering buying an ebony finish Gibson SG.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Stuff Upper Lip Live is the concert that made me buy a guitar. I must have watched that DVD a hundred times, especially Bad Boy Boogie, which is mesmerizing.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

My favorite officially released concert is No Bull (love the lighting and guitar tones), but my favorite proshot show overall may be Toronto 2003, from which only 5 out of 12 songs have been officially released, but an uncut full-quality bootleg is easily obtained. The audio is totally raw, the camera cuts are on-the-fly, and all the breaks are left in. They stole the show in front of a 460,000 strong mass of humanity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkCh2Y_dJ-I

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Charles Martel posted:

Stuff Upper Lip Live is the concert that made me buy a guitar. I must have watched that DVD a hundred times, especially Bad Boy Boogie, which is mesmerizing.
That's the Munich one, right? I haven't seen it in years but I have a DVD somewhere, it's pretty drat good. I think my favorite live show was Let There Be Rock The Movie, but it's pretty difficult to choose, they're all great. I'm mad I didn't go see them when I had a chance... like 15 years ago since they've been anywhere nearby I think. Hopefully they'll be back once this poo poo goes away, I really want to see them at least with Brian Johnson.

I recently came across this video by a musician talking about what made them so catchy and fun, there's some music theory but overall pretty understandable by an idiot like me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ssiNeTgwc

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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mobby_6kl posted:

That's the Munich one, right? I haven't seen it in years but I have a DVD somewhere, it's pretty drat good. I think my favorite live show was Let There Be Rock The Movie, but it's pretty difficult to choose, they're all great. I'm mad I didn't go see them when I had a chance... like 15 years ago since they've been anywhere nearby I think. Hopefully they'll be back once this poo poo goes away, I really want to see them at least with Brian Johnson.

I recently came across this video by a musician talking about what made them so catchy and fun, there's some music theory but overall pretty understandable by an idiot like me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ssiNeTgwc

Yep!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuLNxNFXwGE

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5YZ5_cEjvc

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpEVsDN84Hc

It seems to me like only a limited subset of songs was used, like maybe only up to Back In Black, and not including Powerage. There's also a surprising lack of the word "rock", which they've used far more often than "balls".

Still, it sounds right. XD

Uncle Lloyd
Sep 2, 2019



I think the most impressive part is how well he imitated Brian Johnsonís voice. I had assumed it was an AC/DC cover band performing, but the guy said on reddit that he did everything.

That chorus is totally stuck in my head now.

e: The foreign chef and French maid are probably from Moneytalks, so the sample set went at least that far.

Uncle Lloyd fucked around with this message at 00:24 on May 16, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Uncle Lloyd posted:

e: The foreign chef and French maid are probably from Moneytalks, so the sample set went at least that far.

Yeah, it's possible the algorithm picked up on Got You By The Balls:

https://genius.com/Ac-dc-got-you-by-the-balls-lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scDlyK_-NrI

Molestationary Store
May 21, 2007



Synthetic Hermit posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpEVsDN84Hc

It seems to me like only a limited subset of songs was used, like maybe only up to Back In Black, and not including Powerage. There's also a surprising lack of the word "rock", which they've used far more often than "balls".

Still, it sounds right. XD

That chorus gets me every time.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Today's the 40th anniversary of Back In Black.

Here's a great new article about the recording of the album (reportedly behind a paywall, but worked for me), with a picture I haven't seen before - recording the bell:



Also, Rolling Stone's 25 Essential AC/DC Songs. Whether you agree with the list or not, there's some great rarely seen pics in it. I've added a couple of them to the OP.

Guyver
Dec 5, 2006



Loudwire and Sony put up a making of video for Back in Black yesterday with interviews with the band. It's only supposed to be up for 40 hours.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acF-6UD8Q4g

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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NEW Angus interview! The only public presence he's had between the end of the tour and now was Malcolm's funeral and the Vancouver photos.

https://www.guitarworld.com/features/angus-young-on-life-in-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-rock-bands-an-in-depth-interview-with-the-acdc-icon

He sounds very upbeat:

quote:

"...Iíve been up there playing and thinking, what are those feet doing? Iím watching them to see which way they want to go. Thatís all I ever do, follow the feet and the guitar. The duckwalk comes naturally.

And itís still the best feeling in the world?

"Yeah. When I put the uniform on, and the legs start shaking... Iím ready."

EDIT: Oh, FFS...turns out this is an interview from 1992! The page makes NO indication that it might be archival, and the content doesn't have any obvious clues (though in hindsight, the comment that Brian "sounds like somebody dropped a truck on his foot" sounds dated). Still, it's a good long one that I haven't seen before. The Angus drought continues...

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 03:33 on Aug 21, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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The deadlock has finally broken...or at least cracked.

Three official pictures from a video shoot were posted on acdc.com yesterday, then removed:







This video was presumably shot in Amsterdam this past February, based on prior rumours. The latest rumour is that an album will be released on November 27th.

Sheen Sheen
Nov 18, 2002


hell yes

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

The Facebook page is doing stuff. Announcement imminent.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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man nurse posted:

The Facebook page is doing stuff. Announcement imminent.

That new cover photo they put up would make a sick album cover.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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man nurse posted:

The Facebook page is doing stuff. Announcement imminent.

Yep - all of AC/DC's social media has fresh branding consistent with the video shoot photos.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 00:52 on Sep 29, 2020

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



I've been listening to some rock radio as part of a new job and they play, I think?, TNT and some other song that sounds pretty much the same and I just want to say they are both loving terrible.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Ratios and Tendency posted:

I've been listening to some rock radio as part of a new job and they play, I think?, TNT and some other song that sounds pretty much the same and I just want to say they are both loving terrible.

Probably Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

Those songs are from 'DC's early, more jokey period. Here's a couple from their rawest album, Flick of the Switch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr7r-mjVgfg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp8Y5rWBog4

And their rawest early album, Powerage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S69xWkV4uM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7XscWqgdzI

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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https://acdc.com now redirects to a teaser page, with a link to "Power Up" (a newsletter sign-up).

The hype train is official.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 04:09 on Sep 29, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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A version of the website's teaser image has a list of credits on the right side. It's partly cut off and hard to make out, but there's a "Written by...Malcolm Young" and likely the names of producer Brendan O'Brien (*groan*) and mixer Mike Fraser.



There's also a very clear "7-12" number.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 04:46 on Sep 29, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Some legit promotional activity:

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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^ Similar poster spotted in Stockholm.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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More official hype:

https://twitter.com/acdc/status/1310912213712908288

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Teaser ad in UK newspapers.

This is already far better hype than Rock or Bust got, which was pretty much limited to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG-RntPs-MA

and this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtZl0dqJJZA

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 10:18 on Sep 30, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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New promo image (from newsletter)!

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Angus and Brian will be interviewed tomorrow (Thursday) on Good Morning Football (7 AM Eastern, NFL Network).

EDIT: May be the case that the interview is recorded tomorrow, but aired at a later date.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 23:26 on Sep 30, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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New song teaser!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKOlC8hNMZA

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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Sick. I really like what I'm hearing.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Another teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fmj4E_7zD8

The "Shot In The Dark" single releases Wednesday at noon Eastern CORRECTION 12 AM Eastern.

I think the guitar tone is better than anything on Black Ice/Rock or Bust.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 12:26 on Oct 5, 2020

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Confirmed during a new interview with Brian and Cliff that a new album comes out on November 13th.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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Just got finished reading this Rolling Stone interview from this morning. A good synopsis on what has happened with the band in the last four years or so and some other possible song titles for the new album like "Demon Fire", "Witch's Spell", "Money Shot", and "Thought The Mists Of Time".

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Charles Martel posted:

Just got finished reading this Rolling Stone interview from this morning. A good synopsis on what has happened with the band in the last four years or so and some other possible song titles for the new album like "Demon Fire", "Witch's Spell", "Money Shot", and "Thought The Mists Of Time".

It clears up a lot of what's happened with the band. It also appears that the album will be 12 tracks.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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New single "Shot In The Dark" is OUT!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNhn1KOqq8g

Brian is mixed a bit too up front, drowning the guitars out at times, and he's got a weird effect on him here and there. It's also not quite as catchy as the last two big singles, Rock N Roll Train and Rock or Bust.

But what it has that they didn't is being LOUD. Great guitar tone on Angus, drums hit like a hammer, LEGIT solo! Still hearing some of that overly smooth Brendan O'Brien production, but thankfully less of it. Some of the 'DC edge comes through this time.

If the rest of the album sounds similar, it has a chance of being their best late-era record.

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Also, confirmed that the album title is "Power Up", stylized "PWR/UP". Album cover is the single art, promo site's amplifier graphics on the actual CD.



Regular CD, vinyl, and illuminated deluxe pack that plays "Shot In The Dark" are now available for pre-order, along with a bunch of merch.

Inner sleeve of the vinyl says "This One Is For Mal".

12 tracks, and for the first time since Blow Up Your Video, no title track:

1. Realize
2. Rejection
3. Shot in the Dark
4. Through the Mists of Time
5. Kick You When You're Down
6. Witch's Spell
7. Demon Fire
8. Wild Reputation
9. No Man's Land
10. Systems Down
11. Money Shot
12. Code Red

Some of the song titles are a bit deeper than usual for AC/DC. "Kick You When You're Down" sounds downright depressing. "Kicked In The Teeth" at least had a macabre edge to it. Not a single one with "Rock"!

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