December 19, 2006



Which, and why?

Posted by Attila Girl at December 19, 2006 12:46 AM | TrackBack

When I was in the first grade, I won a class spelling bee. There was a prize. I got to choose between two 24"x36" posters, one selected (presumably) for girls and the other for boys.

I chose the wall-sized poster of Benji the dog because the poster of Kiss scared the living pee out of me.

I attended the same school with the same kids through the end of the fifth grade, and they never stopped giving me shit about that. I think it goes a long way toward explaining why I didn't kiss a girl until I was sixteen years old.

Thus: AC/DC. Because they didn't fuck up my life.

Posted by: Jeff Harrell at December 19, 2006 04:25 AM

AC/DC in honour of the many, many, many, nights of drunken stupidity perpetuated in their name.

Also my mom complained about "that noisy song" I was playing on the radio so I went out and bought Back in Black - my first record purchase back in 1980-something...

Posted by: Ru55el at December 19, 2006 05:59 AM

Other than that they're both ALL CAPS, why is this even a question? No one in KISS ever choked on his own vomit... or anyone else's.

Posted by: yazoota at December 19, 2006 08:30 AM

Well, KISS has been accused of being stylized--with, I think, a lot less justification than AC/DC. In terms of what's gotten airplay over the years, AC/DC's songs all sound precisely alike. Fortunately, I like that sound. I mean, who can help but like "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"?

Now. Is it art? Discuss.

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 19, 2006 09:48 AM

AC/DC did what Van Halen couldn't do, replace the lead singer and not piss off their fans. They also taught a valuble lesson about how not to pass out drunk.

Posted by: the Pirate at December 19, 2006 12:47 PM

So there is, as in so many rock 'n' roll biographies, a morality tale . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 19, 2006 04:01 PM

AC/DC, for laying down better grooves, and for not being ashamed of showing their faces in public, and for not making up silly-assed stuff like "KISS Army."

Posted by: John at December 19, 2006 05:37 PM

AC/DC because they're not a parody of themselves.

And it's really fun to play air guitar to "Shook Me All Night Long" when you're drunk at your sister's wedding.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at December 19, 2006 06:54 PM

Who can help but like "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"?

Anyone so unfortunate as to have not heard Joan Jett's infinitely better cover version.

Posted by: triticale at December 19, 2006 09:09 PM

Sounds like I'm in for a treat.

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