Incisive Music History from Blender


I’m not sure why I find this so funny but I do

Blender Magazine has a feature called The Greatest Songs Ever, where they basically take a page to say “This song kicks ass.”

This month they feature the song that saved AC/DC after the death of Bon Scott, You Shook Me All Night Long.

“Things were already going well when inspiration struck Johnson in the recording booth. “I was in this little concrete shell thing with a window and it came to me,’ he recalled. ‘I’ve always been into motor cars, and cars and women are pretty much the same: They go fast and then let you down. Then they bring you right back up again when you see the new model.” He hit on the line ‘She was a fast machine/She kept her motor clean,” and it became the spark of ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,’ a simple tale of a seismic one-night stand.”

Because you know – no rock artist had ever compared cars and women before. You get rid of songs linking cars to women and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is smaller than that shack that Elvis grew up in.

You may have heard of jalopies,
You heard the noise they make,
Let me introduce you to my Rocket ’88.
Yes it’s great, just won’t wait,
Everybody likes my Rocket ’88.

A lot of people consider that the first official Rock and Roll song and you wonder why its author Ike TurnerĀ is so bitter.

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