For those who want to legally download AC/DC albums, instead of find a torrent or buy a physical copy or borrow Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap for your local library, you’re in luck: the only hard rock band to ever prominently feature the male knee is coming to iTunes. According to Rolling Stone.
AC/DC has become one of the last big holdouts to make its music available on iTunes, joining previous acts including the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Metallica as late arrivals to Apple’s digital music store. AC/DC announced the news on their website this morning.
The Australian hard-rock band had previously refused to sell their music through iTunes in an effort to preserve the album format instead of allowing users to purchase single songs. It’s not clear what prompted AC/DC to change their minds, though they’re not the only act to relent: Kid Rock recently lifted his boycott of the digital service with his new album Rebel Soul. (Via)
Copies of Ballbreaker are flying off the digital shelves! AC/DC was one of the last major iTunes holdouts, for reasons having to do with the singles band vs. albums band debate that doesn’t really matter to anyone anymore. But there are still some popular groups/artists with famous albums that you can’t purchase via Apple’s music store. Here are eight of the biggest.
#1. Master of Reality by Black Sabbath
(You can, however, download Mob Rules.)
#2. Lateralus by Tool
#3. Against the Wind by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
#4. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
#5. Face to Face by the Kinks
#6. Hysteria by Def Leppard
#7. In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
#8. No Fences by Garth Brooks
(Hey, I didn’t say “good,” just “famous,” though “Friends in Low Places” is a shameful pleasure.)