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Radio 66, side A, track 10: “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

AC DC - ThunderstruckOh, AC/DC, when I saw that this song was coming up next on the track list, I was all set to write about how I remember going to high school dances and this song would come on and my friends and I would start head-banging to it crazy hard and then I would wake up the next morning and I couldn’t move my neck because I was a dumb kid who thought it was a good idea to thrash my head up and down for hours on end.  And I was going to write about how I was way too old to be doing idiotic stuff like that anymore because I’m an overweight middle-aged man who has zero limberness to his body and who would immediately regret even the hint of head-banging.  And then I press Play.  And I heard that amazing guitar.  And my mind was all like “Oh shiiit!  Ohhh shiiiiiiit!  This song is awwwwwesoooooome!”  And before I knew what was happening, I was once again a dumb fifteen-year-old in a dark high school gym completely in thrall to this most amazing song.  My face contorted like I was sucking the sourest lemon in the world and my leg was pounding the floor in time to the thunder of guns.

And now here I sit, sweaty, with a headache and a numb pain that’s radiating all the way down my back.  Probably not good, AC/DC.  And while I think it was totally worth it, my wife will not agree when I complain about my aching hulk for the next week.  This song is too dangerous to listen to very often, AC/DC, but thanks for reminding me you made one of the best goddamn songs ever made.

lyrics to “Thunderstruck”

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