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posted Oct 15, 2009, 3:39 PM by Dennis Gess   [ updated Nov 13, 2009, 2:34 PM ]
In the current music world of rap, pop, etc., the genres we know and love are slowly decreasing in popularity. Gone are the days where every kid had the album Back in Black. There was a time when it was like this:
  • Sex
  • Drugs
  • Rock 'n' roll
Unfortunately, the world looks a little bit more like this nowadays:

  • AIDS
  • Syringes
  • Rap
Bands like AC/DC, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin... bands that kept it real, just believed in having a good time and whiplash. Then rap and pop started to rise, and people began to forget rock 'n' roll...

Then these mofos showed up:

Meet Airbourne. Just for fun, I've come up with a kind of Venn Diagram between AC/DC and Airbourne:

There isn't much difference between the two bands. I guarantee you, if Airbourne had existed in 1980, they would have sold just as many albums as AC/DC.

Airbourne's brand of rock 'n roll is the almost exact carbon copy of AC/DC's in-your-face, rock-all-night style. It's hard to imagine members of either band attending a party at an embassy, or donning a tuxedo. They'd much rather rock out, beers in hand.

Many people slam Airbourne, saying that they sound too similar to AC/DC. This incredible fallacy is always the product of people who say that AC/DC's music is repetitive. The rock-solid retort to this situation is, who the hell cares if it sounds similar if it still keeps on kicking your ass? That's why Airbourne is going to stick around for a lot longer; rock 'n' roll might fade in popularity, but when it comes back, it reminds all the fools what they were forgetting.

Long live rock 'n' roll.