It’s 7:20 in the morning and I'm in a virtual online waiting queue with 3,600 other people, we are waiting for AC/DC, Dave Mallet, and Josh Cheuse to introduce the new video for the band’s latest single, “Shot in the Dark” (check out my review of that single right here). The virtual chat is filled with anxious fans from all over the world offering up observations like “Can’t wait”, “Honestly I could listen to ACDC all day long”, “Bless me Angus I play guitar too”, and others just identifying where they’re watching from, “Finland” writes one, “North bay Canada”, writes another.
There are some seriously messed up artistic endeavours out there that have been committed to vinyl, or at least polycarbonate plastic, and today I'm gonna tell you about 5 of the strangest albums of all time.
The Band, The Legacy
Like many people AC/DC was pretty special to me throughout my life, growing up my father would blast Bon Scott era classics like “Big Balls” and eventually the Back in Black album, which was still a relatively new addition to their catalog when we got it for $1 from Columbia House. I would inevitably become a wild and unruly teenager, shotgunning wine coolers to Stiff Upper Lip and knowing that I had all of life figured out (SPOILER ALERT: I did not).
October 2nd brought the long-awaited 1st release from Queen + Adam Lambert, since joining forces a decade ago, the band has been almost entirely focused on playing live shows. They finally broke their silence on April 30th, 2020 when they released a YouTube video titled, You Are the Champions, which was a rendition of “We are the Champions” released as a fundraiser for The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organisation. But when their 2020 tour was postponed due to the virus, they got to work compiling a live album to give fans a taste of the arena experience, today we are going to take a closer look at the path that lead to this release as well as the 20 tracks on it.