Sunday, December 30, 2012

AC/DC - Thunderstruck


I like AC/DC, but I don't love them. Nonetheless, liking AC/DC has proven to be challenging to my puny aesthete sensibility. Because it's a pretty bland thing, to like them. You don't need to like music to like good, sturdy, manly rock n' roll. You just need to like to ride a jeep or a SUV with friends and a forty ounces of Jack Daniels. It's like saying ''I like chocolate''. Liking AC/DC is as meaningless. It just means you're probably a white, heterosexual male that doesn't like new things much. Generally, I'm a bigger fan of the covers than the originals

But their music is sometimes ''au goût du jour'' like today, on a festive, snowy and relaxed December 30th. I had a plethora of old successes to chose from. I picked THUNDERSTRUCK for two reasons. First, it's the first AC/DC song I've ever heard and I remember the video having a huge impact on me and second, it's often pouted by the AC/DC purists and the notion of such a music fan can even exists is very funny to me. I also love THUNDERSTRUCK for the raw vocals of Brian Johnson that makes you feel like something is bound to happen at any moment. Crank it out loud and lace your Egg Nogg with Brandy.

AC/DC - THUNDERSTRUCK


Thunder, thunder, thunder, thunder
I was caught
In the middle of a railroad track
I looked round
And I knew there was no turning back
My mind raced
And I thought what could I do
And I knew
There was no help, no help from you
Sound of the drums
Beating in my heart
The thunder of guns
Tore me apart
You've been
Thunderstruck

Rode down the highway
Broke the limit, we hit the town
Went through to Texas, yeah Texas, and we had some fun
We met some girls
Some dancers who gave a good time
Broke all the rules
Played all the fools
Yeah yeah they, they, they blew our minds
And I was shaking at the knees
Could I come again please
Yeah them ladies were too kind
You've been
Thunderstruck

I was shaking at the knees
Could I come again please

Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
It's alright, we're doin' fine
It's alright, we're doin' fine, fine, fine
Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah
Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, baby, baby
Thunderstruck, you've been Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
You've been Thunderstruck


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