ACxDC: Discography 03-13: Picture Disc: LP

I’m a rock’n’roll fan and, by default, an AC/DC fan. So whatever the contents of this record, the copycat/ripoff band name and logo are a real putoff. And that’s probably the point. Powerviolence like this has a very specific audience, one that probably thinks the real AC/DC sucks big balls. But even as a fan of D.R.I., C.O.C., S.O.D., and T.N.T., this collection of riff raff is still noise (pollution) to me. And while there’s no beating around the bush musically, I gotta give it up for the concept of using shit like Lebowski and Casino as lyric fodder, though the execution just doesn’t flick my switch. Regardless, since this is a singles collection, you already know if this is gonna fire your guns or not. Buyer beware though, side two is some seriously ruff stuff with badly recorded live songs and demos, though at twenty-three songs itself, side one contains more than enough decently recorded studio cuts to get fully kicked in the teeth. Man, if I could have been a fly on the wall for that band name discussion… 

 –Chad Williams (To Live A Lie, tolivealie.com, [email protected])