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Stiff Upper Lip
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|From: M. Allen
||Date: August 20, 2001 at 8:34|
|With every new AC/DC release, I hope the band will return to the glory days of 'The Razor's Edge,' and once again I am disappointed. That's not to say 'Stiff Upper Lip' is bad, because it's not, but it's just nowhere near as good as the more polished, commercially-accessible 'Razor's Edge.' The songs are not as over-the-top and backing vocal-oriented as I prefer. But for those looking for a solid dose of rough-n-ready hard rock, this new AC/DC album will satisfy your cravings.
||Date: August 30, 2001 at 11:35|
|For years these guys have been putting out the same record. Angus comes up with some great riffs, real rib busters, but alot of the songs don't ever meet their potential. It's frustrating, when you know they could have done better. Stiff Upper Lip fairs better than their last one Ball Breaker, which should have been called Ball Chapper, because it tanked... 8.5 on this one....
||Date: December 31, 2001 at 18:21|
|I really agree with M. Allen. While I enjoy all of AC/DC's albums (w/ the exception of 'Flick of the Switch', that is) but I miss the days of 'Blow Up Your Video' and 'The Razor's Edge'. 'Stiff Upper Lip' rocks but not as well as 'Ballbreaker' (except Rubin's production sucked) and it is good, fun hard rock 'n' roll. My biggest problem is that 'SUL' lacks energy and the kind of balls the band exhibited on 'the Razor's Edge'. I'm glad that somebody else agrees with me. Bet/r luck next time
||Date: June 2, 2002 at 20:00|
|Do you want to hear something spookie? I have a AC/DC CD singal called 'Safe In New York City'. Now let me paint a picture for you. The cover has a bronze Angus just like the S.U.L. album but, in the back ground are the Twin Towers and across the sky line is says 'AC/DC - Safe In New York City.' This singal came out a year before the 9/11 disaster. If you can get your hands on one of these CD singals than I suggest you do so!! I have to think it will be a collectors item before long.
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: July 2, 2002 at 18:28|
|Well, Brian Johnson is up to something new. In collaboration with Robert De Warren (art director of the Sarasota Ballet), Brian has written a musical entitled 'Helen Of Troy,' based on the Greek mythology. Brian wrote the music & lyrics w/composer Brendan Healy. The production is scheduled to premiere in March 2003 at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Can you believe that?
||Date: July 12, 2002 at 11:53|
|These guys sold out with this disc and changed their sound to please the masses, what were they thinking? Great CD by the way!
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: July 12, 2002 at 16:58|
|What the hell is this person talking about, SELL OUT!? Hmmm...... Lets see here. Does any song on this album have more than 3 cords?..NO! Is there any acoustic guitars on this album?..NO! Are there any female backup singers?..NO! Is there a duet with N'SYNC on this album?..NO!!! So tell me something....... Where do you get off saying 'sell out?' This is a very basic AC/DC album, PAL!
||Date: July 12, 2002 at 17:24|
|This album is not a 'sell out', but the band is really starting to show its age. This album just sounds tired for the most part. In the 90s, the first time I heard Thunderstruck, Big Gun, and Hard as a Rock I was blown away. Here there nothing blows me away. Only tracks 5 and 12 have any real energy, and they're still a bit tame. It's a fun album, and it's typicla AC/DC, but they sure didn't stretch themselves much. If there is another album I hope it's as heavy as Back in Black.
||Date: July 21, 2002 at 7:34|
|Right on! Or should I make on ode to the late great Bon Scott and close by saying 'Ride On'? Peace!
||Date: December 31, 2002 at 0:51|
|This album is very average. Most of these tracks would have only been fillers on their earlier albums.
|From: devon harris
||Date: January 22, 2003 at 2:52|
|hi. this album is pretty good, ya no.... but i love it cuz i get naked with my boy friend stephen kieffe every time we listen to it together! someimes we actually have a threesome with my friend todd. anyways, this album is good.
||Date: January 22, 2003 at 2:54|
|good stuff :O:
|From: devon harris
||Date: January 22, 2003 at 2:58|
|hi. me again! i love ur cd, cuz my boyfriend stephen kieffe strips me down, and then we have sex. then my mom comes in with her (.)(.) and i suck them cuz of ur cd, its awsome. i love keiffe's 8- !
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: January 26, 2003 at 0:47|
|CONGRATULATIONS to AC/DC!! For being inducted into The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame! The induction ceremony will take place on March 10th, 2003, and will be shown on VH1 shorty there after.
||Date: January 28, 2003 at 5:19|
|WOW!!Jason where have you been man? Great to see ya on the comments again!!rock n roll man!
|From: Steve F.
||Date: February 8, 2003 at 22:25|
|AC/DC, Take 477. You know what I mean...
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: March 12, 2003 at 2:09|
|AC/DC were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame on March 10th 2003. Here is part of the story from VH1.com...... And then, all of a sudden, like a truck bomb in a brickyard, AC/DC happened. There they were, with guitarist Angus Young duck-walking across the stage, ripping out the chords to 'Highway to Hell,' while singer Brian Johnson launched his power-drill shriek up toward the (relatively) cheap seats. Full story at www.vh1.com
|From: rising power
||Date: March 23, 2003 at 23:24|
|This record sounds like it was recorded in a toilet yet it's still a classic
|From: Great Dane
||Date: April 1, 2003 at 19:49|
|Top release. Just like the rest of their releases. These guys are fantastic.
||Date: April 12, 2003 at 18:11|
|briaN JOHNSON the man with pure hard rock and heavy metal voice!!angus hi!!!
||Date: May 12, 2003 at 13:10|
|good, but still not as good as the old days of back in black and highway to hell
||Date: May 28, 2003 at 3:45|
|Not one of my favorite AC/DC albums. I thought the STIFF UPPER LIP LIVE DVD was awesome though. They should release that as a live album. Thank God for DVD/CD burners.
||Date: October 4, 2003 at 13:58|
|it is not there best work but it's ac/dc better than most new bands.
||Date: December 16, 2003 at 19:26|
|i think it's alot better than ballbreaker, but not even close to razors edge or back in black. i would put it in the blow up your video category.
||Date: April 27, 2004 at 0:53|
|This album rocks this album gets back to the roots of heavy blues safe in New York City and to the faggot who said they sold out yeah right youre one of those people who likes the new aerosmith album
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 19, 2004 at 1:23|
|Big improvement on 'Ballbreaker'. Johnson's voice sounds better than it has in fifteen years. The opening track might be the bands last classic song (let's hope not) and I am also a big fan of the last song, 'Give It Up'. If their is one problem with the album, it would be how a lot of the songs just have the chorus repeated over and over ('Safe In New York City' and 'Satellite Blues'). 8/10
||Date: September 8, 2004 at 16:16|
|You know it just occurred to me a little while ago that AC/DC never had a greatest hits package. Probably the only major band in history never to have one. And to think they've been around for almost 30 years. Sort of puts AC/DC into a class of its own. They got the kind of raw 'Down Under' aura about them which says, 'Hey mateys, let's keep cranking out them three-riff power chords..... eh, Best Of? What's that??'.
||Date: December 2, 2004 at 14:16|
|Didn't care for this one, Stiff upper lip was ok though. Perhaps they need to take more time and collaborate better.
||Date: January 31, 2005 at 19:14|
|I don't know about Brians voice on this one...he sounds a little like Mickey Mouse if he was drunk with a hint of laryngitis. Just the voice I can't stand. A little worse for wear.
||Date: May 2, 2005 at 7:46|
|For those who want their bands to play the same over and over again, here's a good example of how self-destructive that can be. AC/DC is one of the most repetitive bands ever! It all comes down to this! People get tired of the same old formula. AC/DC will always be remembered for a few good classics, but the rest just bores me to death. Quite uninteresting album!
||Date: May 2, 2005 at 8:04|
|It's better to have a unique sound like AC/DC than to be a clone like 990f the current bands and artists ! AC/DC is great !
||Date: May 3, 2005 at 8:35|
|Dear Howe, please define 'self-destructive' in your previous post...The only self-destructive thing about AC/DC would be their drinking habits back in the 70s and 80s. This band needs no defense or justification, because they are who they are: living legends. And speaking of needed changes, why not come up with a different gripe than everyone else has. That complaint has been around longer than Angus' school boy outfit. Give it a rest will ya?
||Date: May 3, 2005 at 8:39|
|You nailed it Rocker76. And Howe i dont what you were on when writing that comment but clearly it is clouding your judgement 'somewhat'.....
||Date: May 3, 2005 at 22:27|
|I don't care if this band needs justification or not. It's not about that. I have an opinion about this album and this band and I shared it with everybody here at HH! That's all!... And Erik 'clouding my judgement'? Sometimes our devotion to something really clouds our good sense and our ability to respect other views! But why are we discussing when this band 'needs no justification'? Boy, you seem like you're talking of a religion or something... Anyway, in the end I like many AC/DC songs, so..
||Date: December 23, 2005 at 3:39|
|not a fan of this one.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: November 26, 2006 at 12:26|
|'Rock and Roll hall of fame' is little comparing to what these guys deserve.every album has something special.I'm not a completely AC/DC fan but this band is difficult to avoid in rock and roll's references.Angus is an icon for rock and roll beings!.
||Date: November 28, 2006 at 11:32|
|If your a fan you have this...Nothing new or groundbreaking which can be said to each AC/DC release in recent years (every 5 or more). Still some killer riffs ala the Young Bros. 'Safe In New York City' was pretty good imo.
||Date: August 5, 2007 at 20:44|
|Be honest you guys this doesnt even compare with the 70's & 80's albums this is boring and uninspired a little bit better than the dire Ballbreaker but still not worth buying or listening to as a vague comparison Fly on the wall a weaker old AC album pisses and shits all over this
||Date: March 15, 2009 at 8:56|
|for those people who whinge that ac/dc make the same stuff what's wrong with that at least it's them they don't jump on any bandwagons take a look at pearl jam now don't they sound old and outdated who gives a fuck about grunge now yet this band was around long before that shit and is still relevant love the title track,house of jazz,can't hold me back,can't stop rock and roll and the album's best song satelite blues and doesn't the guitar part in cant hold me back sound a bit like sink the pink make no mistake this album is alright
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: March 15, 2009 at 14:14|
|The problem with Stiff Upper Lip isn't that it's the "same old shit." The issue, or at least mine, is that the songs just aren't very good. The band sounds tired and old, Johnson on his last legs, the Young brothers bored and mild, the songs flat and forgettable and sometimes downright stupid. "Give It Up," "Satellite Blues" and the title track are just about all this record has to offer.
||Date: August 30, 2010 at 9:37|
|well doghouse not sure i agree they sounded tired and old on this one although i gotta admit they didn't play many songs off this for the tour in fact when they came to australia they just played the title track but the time away between this and black ice made them inspired black ice was the best they made in years
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: August 30, 2010 at 15:36|
|Really man, after 8 years since this poor release, AC/DC would've had no excuse if Black Ice had been a similar dud. I don't blame them for not playing too many of these songs on the tour. "Hold Me Back," "Can't Stand Still," "Safe in NYC," "Damned" and "House Of Jazz" have to be some of the band's worst, laziest and dumbest songs ever.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: June 1, 2014 at 14:07|
|It took some years for the band to release a new album and they came with this typical AC/DC sound...basically nothing new under the stars but still causing the effect necessary to catch people's attention...i mean,the sound of the band is already a homemade brand...tracks 1,3,5,6,7,9,10 & 11 are going directly in my book...87/100
||Date: February 27, 2016 at 15:52|
|i m fan of hard rock music ,so of course i m fan of ac/dc but here not for me.this record is for the die hard fans of this legendary band.too average for me,absoluty nothing special,nothing extraordinary too too much blues influences at my taste.not enough hard.
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