AC/DC TO RELEASE THE BEST BOX SET PACKAGING EVER
This morning MetalSucks uber-Maniac Josh Kidd sent me this link to the website for AC/DC’s upcoming Backtracks box set. The music is all the usual bullshit you see on these box sets – studio rarities, live rarities, your mom’s rarities, whatever. Only really hardcore fans ever buy this shit and as much as I love AC/DC, I’m not a hardcore fan. So go here if you actually wanna see what’s on this thing, music-wise.
No, what captured my attention was the packaging, pictured above. Yes, it just looked like the umpteenth box set made to look like an amp, but check out the description:
The 12″x12″x4″ (30cm*30cm*10cm) exterior box is designed to resemble a vintage AC/DC guitar amp – complete with the original logo that was spray-painted onto the rear of Angus and Malcolm’s speaker cabinets in 1975. The “head” of the amp has a handle that lifts the top off to reveal the contents housed within. Oh yeah, the head is also a WORKING GUITAR AMPLIFIER! That’s right, one watt of pure AC/DC makes this box a truly unique collector’s item. You can PLAY the box set while LISTENING TO the box set! Check out the videos of Angus using the amp.
That’s right: YOU CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THROUGH THIS FUCKER. Amazing. 2001 was a misprint, dude. THE FUTURE IS NOW.
The video of Angus playing the amp isn’t embeddable because, y’know, it’s 2009 and some people still just don’t get it, but you can check it out here. As my friend Dallas would say, “ROCK!”