Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Best of AC & DC

My Dad bought this bootleg compilation in Indonesia in the early eighties. The track selection is pure genius. Notice how they wisely left out popular tracks like "You Shook Me All Night Long" (that are unrepresentative of AC/DC and wear thin with repeat listening) but include underappreciated gems like "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'" (that really distill the essence of what's great about AC/DC, in that they take a riff we've all heard in a million other songs but nonetheless make it their own).

This tape first introduced me to AC/DC and remains (in a playlist I've created on iTunes that mimics it) the primary form in which I continue to appreciate AC/DC to this day.

Notice how they claim that the phone number in "Dirty Deeds" spells out "Slaver".

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