AC/DC And Walmart


Well, it’s official. Rock and Roll has finally sold it’s soul to corporate America. One of my all time favorite bands, AC/DC announced that their next album will only be sold exclusively in Walmart stores. I’ll say it again. If you want AC/DC’s new album you can only get it at Walmart. It wasn’t enough that Walmart swallowed middle America and forced Mom and Pop shops to conform or be destroyed, now they bought Angus Young too. This is it! One hundred years of darkness, seas boiling, dead walking the Earth, cats and dogs living together……mass hysteria! It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock, my ass! SAD PANDA!

Am I making too much of this?

On another note, every so often VeggieMacabre gets linked on a cool site. This week I was found on the WOW Report. Thanks, guys at World of WOW!

24 Comments

  1. Wal-Mart refused to sell Sheryl Crowe albums a while back because some of her lyrics were shady. Sheryl Crowe. Shady lyrics. Let me say it again: Sheryl Crowe. Now Wal-Mart is excusively selling AC/DC’s new album. Hmmm. Does anyone else see the irony here? Why would AC/DC sell its soul to Wal-Mart? I hate Wal-Mart!

    By the way, I like the “Ghostbusters’ reference, except I believe Bill Murray said, “Dogs and cats living together.”

  2. YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I won’t change it so you can get all the credit for the correction. 😉
    And the fact that there is a hyphen in Wal-Mart. That shows I only go to Target.

  3. That’s too bad….I absolutely hate Walmart!! I would rather have a gyno exam than step one foot in that store!!!

  4. I feel for you girls that have to go through that every…..year? I have to get a flight physical every year but it’s a breeze. I still too young for the old man butt check. Thank goodness.

  5. No, no, no, that just won’t do….I’m trying to think of a scenario that could be any worse than that….hmmm….maybe if instead of Wal-Mart you had said that the new AC/DC cd was going to be sold exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond? Nah….I got nothing, lol… but I guess they got a big fat check, and I guess money talks, and I guess souls are over-rated…sigh…now I’m depressed, look what you’ve done.

  6. Did you mean to reference the AC/DC song, “Money Talks” in that statement? Because that was awesome. And if you didn’t, I think the Gods of Rock spoke through you.

  7. errrr….ya that was deliberate….crap, I’m so transparent, and I’m mad now, ’cause HOW COOL would I have seemed to you had I done that consciously? But alas, it was the Rock Gods using me as a channeling-medium, hope I still get 5 “cool points” for that.

  8. you are not most definately thinking too much of this. My heart is sad.

  9. Romi, you geat 1000 points for honesty. That’s way more. 😉

    Kristiane, I miss you.

  10. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. It is a sad hypocrisy though, a band like AC/DC hooking up with Wal-Mart. It makes me laugh.

    Recently I was reading about the band Gorgoroth. I’ll bet they never make it to Wal-Mart.

  11. I honestly just don’t know what to say to this. There’s no doubt now that it was Wal-Mart who begat the devil and has turned the screw to AC/DC, and all of us really. I, too am a pretty big AC/DC fan and at one time I entertained the notion of trying to form an AC/DC tribute band. It was going to be called Thunderstruck, but I couldn’t drum up any interest, and realized that I can successfuly pull off Brian Johnson’s voice for about one song, and after that my voice is shot all to hell. I am both angry and incredibly disappointed at right now.

    I have visions now of AC/DC doing a commercial for the album where they’re set up on the roof of a Wal-Mart playing to cheering crowd below in the parking lot, all the while singing, “For those about to shop!….We salute you!”

    God help us.

  12. Garth Brooks sold his soul to Wal*Mart a few years back too. Dang it. I hate it when good musicians go to the dark side.

  13. Seems to me the people that are doing this might be doing so as a way to make money off of CD sells in a time when most everyone is getting there music digitally. If you sign a deal with a huge chain (Wal-Mart, Starbucks, etc.) for exclusivity, then you might make bank whether the store is able to move the merchandise or not…still sucks to think that that everything in the world is being reduced down to a few meaningless namebrands and super companies. But as long as the general population keeps buying, they’ll keep selling….

  14. Romi: You get the five points for coolness regardless.

    Shuanfu! Were have you been man?

    DJ D, I’d be in Thunderstuck. All the way!

    Allison, I remember when Garth did that. I’m not a fan but I heard his shows are amazing.

  15. *chink*
    I thinnk that is the sound of my heart beginning to break.

    Although… this could be the beginning of the end times- George Carlin keels over, AC/DC goes mondo-coprorate… what’s next? I don’t want to think about it, but I just did and now I’m afraid I just jinxed the Prince of Darkness.

    At least we still have Lemmy.

  16. “Old man butt check.” Reminds me of that seen in FLETCH when he suddently breaks into song with ‘Moon River.’ “You using your hold fist, doc?” And for us girls — yes, it’s EVERY year and never my favorite day.

  17. woops… that SCENE

  18. Am I making too much of this?

    Eh, gotta go with yes on this one because I disagree entirely that Walmart swallowed middle America.

  19. No? I was going off a South Park episode.

  20. Oh, I was going on my bias against AC/DC. We suck at this.

  21. Dude, I am bummed at your hiatus from the blogusical. One of myfavorite things to read. Come back soon.

  22. Keep it low key, but I’m thinking early August.

  23. I hear ya. I’m going to be focused on the MegaParty through July. Things might be light here too.

  24. William,

    I heard AC/DC sold out in like 45 minutes!!!

    And no, I’m not talking about album or ticket sales.

    Oh, the FUCKING humanity.

    LK


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