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For those about to rock?

June 10, 2008 - Steve Murch
It was announced Monday that AC/CD and Wal-mart just signed a deal for the band to sell its new CD exclusively at Wal-mart. While it’s likely that more music is sold at Wal-mart than other retail outlets, there is something puzzling about this.

Correct me if I’m wrong, and I’m pretty sure I’m not: Doesn’t Wal-mart refuse to sell music that needs a parental advisory label? And isn’t nearly every AC/DC song about sex?

So the question that results from those two questions is: Did the band sell out or did Wal-mart loosen its rules?

It’s hard to imagine either one of those two things happening, but AC/DC’s new CD probably isn’t filled with as much sexual innuendo as their CDs have been in the past. It probably should give some pause to parents who are concerned with song lyrics just the same.

I would think that after more than three decades of music the band doesn’t need to do something exclusively for the cash. And it’s high unlikely that Wal-mart executives aren’t aware of the band’s songs.

It certainly makes for strange bedfellows.


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