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El Chuxter
12-22-2005, 05:04 PM
Nothing against AC-DC. They rock. No questioning that. The guitar solo in "You Shook Me All Night Long" is the pinnacle of western civilization.

But I've noticed a lot of stores, especially those that cater to kids or that carry no other music-related apparel, carrying huge numbers of AC-DC shirts. Usually, it's the cover of Back in Black, but I've seen the cover of For Those About to Rock and just the AC-DC logo, too.

It seems weird to me. Are kids wearing these? And do they know what AC-DC is, or just think it's a cool logo for a clothing brand?

This may sound like a stupid question, but it's not. I'm just basing it on my knowledge of high school students nowadays, and we're talking about an entire generation that knows not Led Zeppelin, much less the finer differences between Bon Scott and Brian Jones.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Dunno. I'm not particularly fond of AC/DC, but then again, I don't know many of their songs. I'm a huge Pink Floyd fan and know quite a lot about them, though, and I own two Floyd shirts (one with triangles featuring bits of their album covers, another one that says "Wish You Were Here" and their name as well).

I know many, many kids in my high school who would gladly take classic rock to most of the garbage that's put out nowadays (myself included). I don't know why there's been such a sudden "rediscovery" of old bands, but I like it.

sith_killer_99
12-22-2005, 05:56 PM
It's a retro thing IMO. I saw an AC/DC shirt in K-Mart the other day, Highway to He!! with the band sporting horns and such.

I was a serious metal head in High School and wore AC/DC shirts, Metallica, etc.

JediTricks
12-22-2005, 06:22 PM
Kids have started wearing Ramones T-shirts without even knowing who the Ramones are! Talk about being a poser! This is such an Ashlee Simpson thing. :p

Kidhuman
12-22-2005, 08:53 PM
Target over here has alot of these shirts. Floyd, AC/DC and many other classic bands.

bobafrett
12-22-2005, 09:45 PM
I bought my son an AC DC hoodie, and I believe he has a shirt that one of his friends outgrew. Target, Hot Topic trendy clothing stores have these, but it is a trend, and like other trends will fade. I have told my son about Bon Scott and Brian Jones. He just likes the music as much as I still do.

El Chuxter
12-22-2005, 11:10 PM
Johnson. Brian Johnson. I am an idiot. Here I am disparaging people who wear AC-DC shirts and don't know about them, and I put the wrong stupid name. D'oh!

A'ight, y'all, I was curious if the people buying these knew it was a band and not a clothing label. Like I said, it sounds like a dumb question, but I've learned there aren't really dumb questions when talking about trends.

sith_killer_99
12-23-2005, 12:52 AM
I remember a time when the only place I could even find an AC/DC shirt (besides the concert) was at Rock On!

And if you you know what I am talking about then you are probably at least as old as I am. :D

bobafrett
12-24-2005, 10:43 PM
Johnson. Brian Johnson. I am an idiot. Here I am disparaging people who wear AC-DC shirts and don't know about them, and I put the wrong stupid name. D'oh!



If you notice, I repeated what you said, and this after sensing something was not right, and unexcusably not checking my facts before posting my reply.

I was able to get my son one gift that he won't be expecting. It's the AC DC Family Jewels 2 DVD disc set. Everything else he ordered online, and I just paid for it.

UKWildcat
12-27-2005, 01:19 AM
I'd like to think that the newfound popularity of Beavis and Butthead might have something to do with it. ;)

darthvyn
12-27-2005, 08:59 AM
a kid i teach at my job is totally into AC/DC... so they're not all posers!

JediTricks
12-27-2005, 02:08 PM
I'd like to think that the newfound popularity of Beavis and Butthead might have something to do with it. ;)
That's what has promoted the surge of interest in the bands "Skull" and "Death Rock". :p (most Beavis & Butt-head products aren't licensed to use the AC/DC and Metallica names, so on T-shirts and stuff they say "Skull" and "Death Rock")

jedi-cpa
12-27-2005, 03:51 PM
REO Speedwagon jersey tee.

:lipsrseal

El Chuxter
12-27-2005, 05:42 PM
Frett, I wasn't saying you were an idiot. I noticed when reading your previous post that I'd said "Jones," so I was calling myself an idiot. ;)

bobafrett
12-27-2005, 10:30 PM
Frett, I wasn't saying you were an idiot. I noticed when reading your previous post that I'd said "Jones," so I was calling myself an idiot. ;)

Oh, I know, I was just commenting on how dumb I look for repeating when I clearly thought the last name looked incorrect. I should have gone over, grabbed my CD and looked up the name. I am so bad with names as it is. I probably also already mentioned that I bought my son the DVD "Family Jewels" by AC DC for Christmas.