Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I Love AC/DC As Much As The Next Person, But . . .

This takes that devotion to new places I'm not sure I want to go.

I've been a fan of AC/DC for most of my life. I got to see them in Philly in 1989 during the Money Talks tour at the Spectrum when the Spectrum was still in existence. I still have the fake money they dropped from the ceiling with Angus Young's face on it.

But this. This goes beyond fandom and into creepy artistic tribute/scary male exotic Scottish leather kilt dancing.


Yet there is something train-wreck compelling about the performance. And the bagpipe rendition worked on me. I just need to close my eyes while I listen.

I don't know who I'd go this far to celebrate/emulate. How about you?  Anyone you'd go all out for to publicly tribute?

And how the hell did he get the flames to come out of the bagpipes?

6 comments:

Lexa Cain said...

What the heck was that? My eyes! My poor eyes! They'll never be the same...

I've never understood this level of fandom. I don't even understand why people would choose to write fanfic. I support the artists I love the old fashioned way - I buy their stuff! :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I saw that video somewhere else. It's freaky but compelling.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan probably saw it on my site - I posted the version from Australia's Got Talent. I thought it was rather cool. Not the first time bagpipes have been played in an AC/DC song.

Ava Quinn said...

I know, Lexa. His stage persona definitely didn't land for me. But the music is good.

Ava Quinn said...

Yes, aptly put, Sue. No wonder you're a published author! lol!

Ava Quinn said...

Hey Alex! I was listening to Long Way To The Top at volume 11 just today! Love that one! And yes, if I close my eyes and listen I enjoy it. It's the pelvic thrusts that make me cringe and avert my gaze. :D.

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