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    Scott was "the original" frontman(well, technically not because of Evans) however Johnson did a fantastic job of filling his shoes, in my opinion...which do you guys think was better?
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      AC/DC rock music: Rocker
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Bon was a size 9, Brian is a size 8, so "technically" he didn't "fill" his shoes.......... Welcome to the forum BTW!
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    Funny...and thanks
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      AC/DC rock music: Spellbound
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
    Depends on how you look at it.

    I think Brian is a better overall singer when it comes to technique, but Bon just fit with the band better, he was their voice. Kind of like how Slade was AC/DC's best drummer but Phil was THE drummer.
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    Very true. Scott's rather menacing appearance and personality fit the band better than Johnson's...speaking of him Happy Birthday Bon Scott!
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
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    I always thought Bon talked more than he did actually sing, while Brian sounded like he just popped hemorrhoid trying to hit the notes he did.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
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      AC/DC rock music: jonalba
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Brian Johnson gave AC/DC its mainstream identity. The band, for a period of time, became known for HIS voice.

    Bon Scott is the epitome of a showman, and the two of them together were some of the best lyricists rock has ever seen. How awesome is that?

    Both immortal, and both represent a different era of the band. Brian Johnson was the perfect fit for the 80s AC/DC, and Bon was perfect for the 70s. Not sure if either could have flip-flopped, but both are immortal and are collectively, in my opinion, the voice of AC/DC.
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Bon. No contest.

    AC/DC are my favourite two bands.

    Bon and Beano my favourite two singers.
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    Posted By: jonalba
    Both immortal, and both represent a different era of the band. Brian Johnson was the perfect fit for the 80s AC/DC, and Bon was perfect for the 70s. Not sure if either could have flip-flopped, but both are immortal and are collectively, in my opinion, the voice of AC/DC.


    Perfectly described.
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    To say that Beano was the perfect fit for the 80's AC/DC implies that Bon wouldn't have been. AC/DC were massively 'better' with Bon in the band. And yes I know that BIB is fucking insanely good album, but really put together a top 20 AC/DC tracks and in a massive majority Bon will dominate. That is why the setlist is still full of Bon era tracks. AC/DC were better with Bon in the band. Better frontman, better lyricist. One seminal album from the Beano era. Three (minimum) from the Bon era.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
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      AC/DC rock music: jonalba
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    I think with the way the AC/DC sound changed through the 80s, Brian was better fit for it. Imagine Bon singing Two's Up.

    Not at all knocking either. Both incredible. Bon helped build the foundation. Brian topped the building off.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Bon wouldn't have written Two's Up. And AC/DC have been less of a cartoon band or not even going by then. And looking dispassionately that probably would have been a better thing in terms of legacy because they haven't produced anything of quality for over 20 years.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
    Not album-wise. But Ballbreaker the song is as good as any other they ever did.
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    I was always a Bon guy BUT Brian kept the band alive...Without Bon, there would be no Brian and without Brian there would be no AC/DC.
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Ballbreaker the song is certainly a top twenty Beano era tune. As good as anything they have ever done? Not for me by a long chalk. Can think of at least 20 Bon songs and many Beano tunes that are 'better'.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Jul 9th 2013 edited
     
    It's flawless in its drive and delivery!
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 9th 2013
     
    Live BB was immense as it had extra pace. Rubin's production robbed AC/DC of some of their power and flow. BB on record is a fraction slow. For me. Cracking track. Not sure they have done anything near it since.
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    I liked Stiff Upper Lip...excellent album.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
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    Not this bullshit again, I can't believe this shit gets posted on the AC/DC forum,that shit is for the you tube comments.I'm so fucking sick of the Bon vs Brian war,both are great but different frontmen.Just shut your mouth leave it alone and enjoy the damn music.
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    Posted By: acdcrocks17Not this bullshit again, I can't believe this shit gets posted on the AC/DC forum,that shit is for the you tube comments.I'm so fucking sick of the Bon vs Brian war,both are great but different frontmen.Just shut your mouth leave it alone and enjoy the damn music.


    Dude, I'm pretty sure this is the first time this has been posted in the history of this forum. I'm surprised it took this long actually. Relax...
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    They're so different, that you can't say who's better. They're just, different. However, I can choose what period from the band I like more, and that''s the Bon era.

    However again, the band's best period from history is considered to be 1977-1983 which is 3 for Bon and 3 for Brian...

    In a nutshell, I love both, but if I HAD to pick one, i'd say Bon
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    Posted By: acdcrocks17Not this bullshit again, I can't believe this shit gets posted on the AC/DC forum,that shit is for the you tube comments.I'm so fucking sick of the Bon vs Brian war,both are great but different frontmen.Just shut your mouth leave it alone and enjoy the damn music.
    Cool it bro...I just was curious about the opinions of others...
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    This is a perfectly legitimate topic for debate, no different from "Which album is better" type threads.
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    Posted By: matirocker

    However again, the band's best period from history is considered to be 1977-1983 which is 3 for Bon and 3 for Brian...



    Even three versus three the Bon era wins. :)
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      AC/DC rock music: Badlands
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    This question won't go away and can't be answered too many variables to consider. If Bon had lived would they have wrote BIB probably not, they were a hungrier band with Bon trying to break the UK, Europe and the states, different styles of writing, poor production throughout the 80's naturally had an effect on album sales and popularity. Fete brought Brian and the boys together and nothing can change that just enjoy both era's I personally don't think anyone else could have done what Brian did.
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    Bon is the master in a lyrical point of view. In the end, Brian became a massive part of AC/DC's worldwide image. But Bon brought gave the band the solide base, and some genius albums.
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      AC/DC rock music: bonlives
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    34 comments and the thread is not even a day old.
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      AC/DC rock music: bonlives
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    And yeah, never been raised here before so bound to cause some lively debate as already seen.
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    Bon Johnson was best.

    No, wait, I meant Brian Scott.
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      AC/DC rock music: bonlives
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    Here's where I think this debate always goes off the rails - someone is unable to articulate why they think another persons opinion is wrong and resorts to insults. A bit like when carlos is a total fucking dickhead for having most of his opinions.
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      AC/DC rock music: bonlives
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    For me, it's Bon. Far superior lyrics, superior stage presence and just a total fucking legend of the business. Eternally young. Eternally alive. I prefer Bon-era songs - it's as simple as that.

    With that said, I do not wish to diminish Brian's contribution to the band and the music I love. Brian Johnson was the ONLY man who could take over from Bon. He is undeniably a total fucking legend of the business, a gentleman and perfect for the band. I have as much respect for Brian as I do for Bon.

    And if you don't agree, suck a dick ;)
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      AC/DC rock music: bonlives
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    A lot of fence sitters in this place reading through these comments :)
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Jul 10th 2013
     
    Posted By: bonlivesA lot of fence sitters in this place reading through these comments :)


    Yep