Review: AC/DC – Big Gun (Rock)

This review covers the rock track AC/DC – Big Gun.

This track was released in 1993 as a single.

The track starts off with some guitars. A drum kit also makes an appearance early on. With some brief appearances with vocals, the track builds up. The vocals then come in.

From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This section is capped off with a brief instrumental section.

The vocals then take the track into the next verse. After that, the vocals then take the track into the next round in the main chorus. There are brief interruptions in the main chorus for guitars which breaks up the main chorus. A guitar solo then comes in with brief appearances of the main vocals.

The vocals then take the track into another round of the main chorus. Another more or less instrumental section comes in. From there, the main chorus is repeated. The main chorus is extended somewhat. After that, there is an instrumental section. From there, the track then breaks down and ends.

Let me get this out of the way right now: I was not looking forward to reviewing anything by this band. The reason is that there are so many fans out there and I never liked them. I do like rock music, but just not this band in particular. Every track I listen to by them, I have the exact same thoughts on why I do and do not like the music and this track is just a continuation of this, so I’ll just go ahead and say it.

The guitar work sounds pretty good. I thought they added a lot of quality to the track.

The pitfall here, and it is a huge one in this case, is the vocals. They just sound bad. It sounds like the vocalist is trying to go for something completely different and it winds up sounding terrible in the end. Not only does it sound bad, but half the lyrics are pretty much lost in muffled slur. For me, it completely ruins the listening experience.

Overall, this track has strengths and overwhelmingly big weaknesses. The guitar work sounds pretty good and makes the track worth listening to. Meanwhile, the vocals pretty much wrecks the track and cancels out a lot of the quality the guitars were putting forward. A passable track, but there is a lot of rock music out there that sounds way better in my view.


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