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AS AC/DC's new album hits number one on the British charts it's been revealed the Aussie band only score big sales when recession starts to bite.
British newspaper Guardian has pointed out that the success of AC/DC albums has coincided with the darkest of economic times in the UK.
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Highway to hell
1973: AC/DC form in Sydney, Australia.
Economy: Start of the oil crisis, which saw the price quadruple
1980: AC/DC release breakthrough album Back In Black
Economy: Inflation in UK reaches 20% and unemployment nears 2 million
1990: AC/DC score comeback with The Razor's Edge
Economy: Recession in UK imminent
2008: AC/DC top UK album charts
Economy: Biggest world recession in decades looms
AC/DC's appeal in unpredictable times is straightforward. People crave something uncomplicated and dependable in a time of uncertainty, and rock music has never produced a band so uncomplicated and dependable as AC/DC.
Not even the death of lead singer Bon Scott could stop AC/DC cranking out hard-edged, wilfully basic blues-rock, decorated with lyrics in which the phrase "rock 'n' roll" figures heavily, but not as heavily as s'n-word'ing innuendo about scrotums.
Originally posted by Kryties
I guess the next 'logical' step would be to assume that every Christopher Walken movie was a step closer to the fabled Revelations? Or how about every rap song coinciding with another murder of a black person eh?
For the love of god when will it end...