Often with keeping a blog linked to SecondLife only there is just tiny glimpses of the real life person behind the avatar peeking out within sentences. I do hope that you have enjoyed the little bit of “Aussie” that I have shared this week as I have trawling through my personal iPod playlist.
In my mind there is no better Australian rock band to finish up my week of rock, inspired by the Rock Attitude Hunt which is currently running until November 30th.
Australian’s affectionately call this band “Acca Dacca”, it is of course internationally successful AC/DC. The highest grossing band of all time.
Known as the “Legends of Australian Rock” and often considered the pioneers of heavy metal, AC/DC was formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. The name AC/DC was an idea of their sister, Margaret Young, who saw the initials AC/DC on a sewing machine. The brothers felt the link to the electrical abbreviation for alternating current/direct current symbolised the energy and power within their music. Interestingly, it was also Margaret who suggested the symbolic school uniform outfit worn by Angus, a trade mark of AC/DC.
Releasing their first album in 1975 the band continues to record even today. Credited as the inspiration behind the sounds of many bands AC/DC have won numerous awards and accolades with 2003 seeing the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Corporation Lane a busy Melbourne thoroughfare was renamed ACDC Lane in 2004. The lane is located near Swanston Street where the band recorded their video “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If you Wanna Rock and Roll) in 1975. This is not the only street to be named in honour of the band. In 2000, with much fanfare and the attendance of Malcolm and Angus the municipality of Leganes, near Mardrid, called a street “Calle de AC/DC” (AC/DC Street). The street plaque was stolen within hours and again three days later. After having the official plaque stolen numerous times the municipality began selling replicas of the offical street plaque.
Major sporting teams around the world from baseball, football and cricket have adopted the song, using it as their signature song for entering the field to compete. 2010 saw Thunderstruck top radio station Triple M’s Ultimate 500 Rock Countdown. The top five songs were all AC/DC songs showing the Australian love for this hard rock and roll music style.
“Thunderstuck” and “For Those about to Rock” are the only songs that the band still regularly include in their live performance line up. Maybe suggesting it has earned not only a special place in the hearts of fans but with the band as well.
Every rock diva needs a dress that she can dance in the rain in. This strapless skull print dress from OSITO is perfect as it hugs the curves of the body within. Located in store as the 5 linden gift for the Rock Attitude Hunt you have until November 30th to find yours.
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