AC/DC's Easy Answers

Reliability. It's underrated. Who even thinks about a car that starts every time? Until the one time it doesn't. AC/DC is like that. The band rocks. And that's all it does. The music isn't complicated. It's Phil Rudd's simple drumming. It's Cliff Williams' straightforward bass lines. It's Malcolm Young's utilitarian rhythm-guitar riffing. It's Angus Young's showboating leads. And it's Brian Johnson's yowls, which are better than Bon Scott's yowls. Because Bon Scott is dead and can't yowl at all anymore. The band just released Black Ice, a new album. But it doesn't sound new. It sounds old. And that's good. Maybe not quite as good as the really old stuff. But good enough. Good in the same way AC/DC has always sounded good. And that's damn good. The band has an opening act on its tour. It's called the Answer. But it's not the answer. AC/DC is the answer. And the answer hasn't changed. Rely on it.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 

Around The Web

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
San Francisco Event Tickets
©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...