When it comes to classic rock, it's hard to beat AC/DC. My favorite band? Well, not exactly. But I love their energy (pun intended), the fun they seem to be having on stage, and the sound and style of their guitar playing. There's no virtuosic legato, tapped harmonics or sweep picking, so their guitars - thankfully - don't sound like an angry wasp in a coke bottle (dweedly twiddly diddly tweedly), like so many of the musically gifted shredders' intruments do. They just CRANK. That's how I like it.
I recently read a magazine article saying that the members of AC/DC are not the self-important rock gods that some other bands' members have become after being together for 50 years. They still seem to never take themselves too seriously. I suppose that when the lead guitarist wears a velour schoolboy costume you probably can't!
Take, for instance, Angus Young's reply when an interviewer asked him how he feels when someone comments that all of their albums sound similar:
“I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same, In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.”
What a great quote.