AC/DC: They’ve got the biggest balls of the Wal-Mart

In an interesting move, the new AC/DC album, Black Ice will be released only at Wal-Mart stores and the band’s website. Way to stick it to the man, AC/DC.

I think what surprises me most is that over the years, Wal-Mart has banned albums by Sheryl Crow, John Cougar Mellencamp, The Goo Goo Dolls and books by John Stewart, George Carlin and others. These are products Wal-Mart considers to have the wrong values for their stores. And yet, AC/DC, a band who for decades has almost exclusively had songs about sex and booze makes the cut. Wal-Mart accounts for 10% of record sales domestically, so they have a huge influence. I wonder if AC/DC will sanitize this release.

AC/DC’s last album in 2000, Stiff Upper Lip, contained the brilliant Safe In New York City, a song which Jamie and I mock profusely for the number of times the words “I feel safe in New York City” are repeated.

Oh AC/DC. Like an old friend. If all their previous albums are any indication, I’m sure that this will fall under the category of good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll. I doubt anyone will be surprised by what it sounds like.

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  1. You forgot to mention how ridiculous it is at the end of the song when Brian Johnson shrieks, “I feel safe in a CAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE…in New York CITTTAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!”

    What does that even mean?!

  2. And FYI AC/DC fans, the release date for Black Ice is October 20, 2008.

    And keeping with the tradition that just about all of their song titles contain the words “rock”, “hell”, “hard”, or some combination thereof, the first single is entitled “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train”.

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