Re: [rumori] ac/dc vs. the beastie boys

kevin leeeeee (
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 00:33:42 -0800 (PST)

it's funny also because ac/dc seem to perceive sampling of their song as
threatening. like it's some kind of voodoo spell that will nullify the
rock-ness of the original song (i could understand such sentiment if it was
vanilla ice wanting to sample, perhaps).

on the other hand, it shows a certain amount of principle to turn down
thousands (millions?) of dollars handed to you on a silver platter plus a
good amount of fresh exposure to potentially new audiences.

wait, scratch the world principle and replace with STUPIDITY.

i suppose, seriously, that ac/dc is worried that people will hear the
beasties "version" of their song and not want to hear the original ac/dc
version anymore. much the way people want to listen to led zepplin and the
rolling stones rather than old blues guitarists and singers. maybe ac/dc
isn't so stupid...?

we should try to gather our resources and make a website wholly dedicated
to sampling nothing but ac/dc. just have tons of audio pieces built solely
upon ac/dc tracks. can someone get a copy of the beasties tune?

what's the possibility of getting sued by ac/dc for doing this i wonder?


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