Showing posts with label ACDC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ACDC. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Whole lotta Rosie - ACDC

'Whole lotta Rosie' can be described as the ultimate superficial rock song. The song was apparently based on singer Ron Scott's actual sexual experiences with an obese woman, whose first name was Rosie. The song's first verse reveals Rosie's physical measurements (42"-39"-56"), and that she weighs nineteen stone (approximately 120 kilograms).

The song was an annual appearance on Dutch radio station Veronica's Top 100 of all times, which is where I finally got interested in this song. Upon its release in 1978, it peaked at number 3 in the Dutch Top 40. Two years later, it reached number 36 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1706
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 19, 1992
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Whole lotta Rosie' / 'Dog eat dog'

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Highway to hell - AC/DC

In 1979, the relatively new TV station Veronica broadcast a live concert by AC/DC during their music programme Countdown. I loved seeing this strange man in a school uniform performing this "horrible music" (quote from my parents). It was no wonder that only a week later I would buy a discounted single from this band. 'Highway to hell' was the loudest piece of "garbage" (again...) I owned at that point.

The rockers from Australia are more famous, of course, for their 1980 anthem 'Whole lotta Rosie'. I would buy that one much later...

My collection: 7" single no. 25
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1979
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Highway to hell' / 'If you want blood you've got it'
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