Wednesday, May 13, 2020

My AC/DC Scientific Research: For Those About To Rock


I’ve started my scientific research into the hard rock music of AC/DC. It is my theory that AC/DC is the most crash cymbal intensive rock band of all time. This is a long-held theory of mine and I truly believe that my research findings will prove my theory correct.

Cymbal crashes on the high-hat cymbals and “ride” cymbals will not count.

Once my findings are complete, I will present them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now I present the findings for the album ‘For Those About To Rock’. This particular release is one of my least favorite albums by the band. It took me a few weeks to get motivated to “score” this one. Perhaps some time has passed or my critical ear has eased up, but I found that I don’t hate it as much as I thought I did.

One drummer: Phil Rudd

“For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” clocks in at 344 seconds.
222 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 1.5 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 40 crashes per minute (CPM).

“I Put The Finger On You” 206 seconds.
120 total crashes
CE 1.7 Sec / 35.3 CPM

“Let’s Get It Up” 234 seconds.
139 total crashes
CE 1.7 Sec / 35.3 CPM

“Inject The Venom” 211 seconds.
163 total crashes
CE 1.3 Sec / 46.2 CPM

“Snowballed” 203 seconds
113 total crashes
CE 1.7 Sec / 35.3 CPM

“Evil Walks” 264 seconds
150 total crashes
CE 1.8 Sec / 33.3 CPM

“C.O.D.” 200 seconds
79 total crashes
CE 2.5 Sec / 24 CPM

“Breaking The Rules” 263 seconds
140 total crashes
CE 1.9 Sec / 31.6 CPM

“Night Of The Long Knives” 206 seconds
166 total crashes
CE 1.2 Sec / 50 CPM

“Spellbound” 279 seconds
113 total crashes
CE 2.5 Sec / 24 CPM

The album runs a total time of 2,410 seconds with 1,411 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 1.7 Sec / 35.3 CPM

As you can see, ‘For Those About To Rock’ has posted the highest amount of CPMs. This makes ‘For Those…’ the most cymbal intensive album so far. Here are the top 3…
1. For Those About To Rock 35.3 CPM
2. Back In Black 33.3 CPM
3. Highway To Hell 25 CPM
All produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Interesting, isn’t it?

The Drummer cymbal crash breakdown up to this point:
Tony Currenti – 596 seconds / 191 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM
Unknown Drummer – 286 seconds / 71 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM
Peter Clack – 300 seconds / 55 crashes / CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM
Phil Rudd – 18,618 seconds / 6,999 crashes / CE 2.6 Sec / 23 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd passed the unknown drummer and has taken the high throne of AC/DC percussionists!

For the latest research findings, listen to the Wheeler’s Dog Podcast. It’s free wherever you get podcasts, YouTube, and Patreon. They have an app so you won’t miss a single episode at patreon.com/wheelersdog

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

My AC/DC Scientific Research: Back In Black

I’ve started my scientific research into the hard rock music of AC/DC. It is my theory that AC/DC is the most crash cymbal intensive rock band of all time. This is a long-held theory of mine and I truly believe that my research findings will prove my theory correct.

Cymbal crashes on the high-hat cymbals and “ride” cymbals will not count.

Once my findings are complete, I will present them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now I present the findings for the album ‘Back In Black’, featuring the debut of new lead singer Brian Johnson.

One drummer: Phil Rudd

“Hells Bells” clocks in at 312 seconds.
186 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 1.7 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 35.3 crashes per minute (CPM).

“Shoot To Thrill” 317 seconds.
144 total crashes
CE 3.9 Sec / 15.4 CPM

“What Do You Do For Money Honey” 216 seconds.
140 total crashes
CE 1.5 Sec / 40 CPM

“Givin’ The Dog A Bone” 212 seconds.
132 total crashes
CE 1.6 Sec / 37.5 CPM

“Let Me Put My Love Into You” 255 seconds
113 total crashes
CE 2.3 Sec / 26.1 CPM

“Back In Black” 255 seconds
116 total crashes
CE 2.2 Sec / 27.3 CPM

“You Shook Me All Night Long” 210 seconds
68 total crashes
CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM

“Have A Drink On Me” 238 seconds
144 total crashes
CE 1.7 Sec / 35.3 CPM

“Shake A Leg” 246 seconds
128 total crashes
CE 1.9 Sec / 31.6 CPM

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” 266 seconds
117 total crashes
CE 2.3 Sec / 26.1 CPM

The album runs a total time of 3,527 seconds with 1,437 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 1.8 Sec / 33.3 CPM

As you can see, ‘Back In Black’ has posted the highest amount of CPMs. Drummer Phil Rudd has apparently sold his soul to the Zildjian gods.

The Drummer cymbal crash breakdown up to this point:
Tony Currenti – 596 seconds / 191 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM
Unknown Drummer – 286 seconds / 71 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM
Peter Clack – 300 seconds / 55 crashes / CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM
Phil Rudd – 16,208 seconds / 5,588 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd’s gained .2 on the Crash Every Sec with a 1.3 CMP increase with this album. He has TIED the unknown drummer and SURPASSED drummer Tony Currenti! Mr. Rudd is well on his way to proving my theory about the music of AC/DC.

For the latest research findings, listen to the Wheeler’s Dog Podcast. It’s free wherever you get podcasts, YouTube, and Patreon. They have an app so you won’t miss a single episode at patreon.com/wheelersdog

Thursday, April 30, 2020

My AC/DC Scientific Research: Highway To Hell

I’ve started my scientific research into the hard rock music of AC/DC. It is my theory that AC/DC is the most crash cymbal intensive rock band of all time. This is a long-held theory of mine and I truly believe that my research findings will prove my theory correct.

Cymbal crashes on the high-hat cymbals and “ride” cymbals will not count.

Once my findings are complete, I will present them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now I present the findings for the album ‘Highway To Hell’.

One drummer: Phil Rudd

This is the first album where the band moved away from brother George Young and Harry Vonda as producers. Robert John “Mutt” Lange is behind the board producing this album.

“Highway To Hell” clocks in at 208 seconds.
80 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 2.6 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 23.1 crashes per minute (CPM).

“Girls Got Rhythm” 203 seconds.
71 total crashes
CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM

“Walk All Over You” 310 seconds.
219 total crashes
CE 1.4 Sec / 42.9 CPM

“Touch Too Much” 266 seconds.
81 total crashes
CE 3.3 Sec / 18.2 CPM

“Beating Around The Bush” 236 seconds
127 total crashes
CE 1.9 Sec / 31.6 CPM

“Shot Down In Flames” 203 seconds
97 total crashes
CE 2.1 Sec / 28.6 CPM

“Get It Hot” 155 seconds
49 total crashes
CE 3.2 Sec / 18.8 CPM

“If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” 274 seconds
90 total crashes
CE 3 Sec / 20 CPM

“Love Hungry Man” 257 seconds
121 total crashes
CE 2.1 Sec / 28.6 CPM

“Night Prowler” 388 seconds
97 total crashes
CE 4 Sec / 15 CPM

The album runs a total time of 2,500 seconds with 1,032 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 2.4 Sec / 25 CPM

The Drummer cymbal crash breakdown up to this point:
Tony Currenti – 596 seconds / 191 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM
Unknown Drummer – 286 seconds / 71 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM
Peter Clack – 300 seconds / 55 crashes / CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM
Phil Rudd – 12,681 seconds / 4,151 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd’s gained .1 on the Crash Every Sec with a 1.2 CMP increase with this album. He’s still gaining on the unknown drummer and has tied Tony Currenti.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

My Scientific AC/DC Research: Powerage

I’ve started my scientific research into the hard rock music of AC/DC. It is my theory that AC/DC is the most crash cymbal intensive rock band of all time. This is a long-held theory of mine and I truly believe that my research findings will prove my theory correct.

Cymbal crashes on the high-hat cymbals and “ride” cymbals will not count.

Once my findings are complete, I will present them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now I present the findings for the album ‘Powerage’.

One drummer: Phil Rudd

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” clocks in at 218 seconds.
72 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 3.0 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 20 crashes per minute (CPM).

“Down Payment Blues” 364 seconds.
62 total crashes
CE 5.9 Sec / 10.2 CPM

“Gimme A Bullet” 202 seconds.
36 total crashes
CE 5.6 Sec / 10.8 CPM

“Riff Raff” 312 seconds.
209 total crashes
CE 1.5 Sec / 40 CPM

“Sin City” 285 seconds
125 total crashes
CE 2.3 Sec / 26.1 CPM

“What’s Next To The Moon” 212 seconds
112 total crashes
CE 1.9 Sec / 31.6 CPM

“Gone Shootin’” 306 seconds
33 total crashes
CE 9.3 Sec / 6.5 CPM

“Up To My Neck In You” 253 seconds
85 total crashes
CE 3 Sec / 20 CPM

“Kicked In The Teeth” 243 seconds
100
CE 2.4 Sec / 25 CPM

The album runs a total time of 2,395 seconds with 834 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 2.9 Sec / 20.9 CPM

The Drummer cymbal crash breakdown up to this point:
Tony Currenti – 596 seconds / 191 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM
Unknown Drummer – 286 seconds / 71 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM
Peter Clack – 300 seconds / 55 crashes / CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM
Phil Rudd – 10,181 seconds / 3,119 crashes / CE 3.3 Sec / 18.2 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd’s gained .1 on the Crash Every Sec with a .6 CMP increase on this album. He’s gaining on the unknown drummer and Tony Currenti.

For the latest research findings, listen to the Wheeler’s Dog Podcast.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

My AC/DC Scientific Research: Let There Be Rock

I’ve started my scientific research into the hard rock music of AC/DC. It is my theory that AC/DC is the most crash cymbal intensive rock band of all time. This is a long-held theory of mine and I truly believe that my research findings will prove my theory correct.

Cymbal crashes on the high-hat cymbals and “ride” cymbals will not count.

Once my findings are complete, I will present them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now I present the findings for the album ‘Let There Be Rock’

One drummer: Phil Rudd

“Go Down” clocks in at 331 seconds.
79 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 4.2 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 14.3 crashes per minute (CPM).

“Dog Eat Dog” 215 seconds.
58 total crashes
CE 3.7 Sec / 16.2 CPM

“Let There Be Rock” 366 seconds.
114 total crashes
CE 3.2 Sec / 18.8 CPM

“Bad Boy Boogie” 268 seconds.
67 total crashes
CE 4 Sec / 15 CPM

“Problem Child” 325 seconds (also on the album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’)
222 total crashes
CE 1.5 Sec / 40 CPM
(This version is :25 shorter and to prove my count, the averages for both songs came out with the same totals)

“Overdose” 369 seconds
94 total crashes
CE 3.9 Sec / 15.4 CPM

“Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be” 254 seconds
108 total crashes
CE 2.4 Sec / 25 CPM

“Whole Lotta Rosie” 334 seconds
131 total crashes
CE 2.5 Sec / 24 CPM

The album runs a total time of 2,462 seconds with 873 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 2.8 Sec / 21.4 CPM

The Drummer cymbal crash breakdown up to this point:
Tony Currenti – 596 seconds / 191 crashes / CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM
Unknown Drummer – 286 seconds / 71 crashes / CE 2.9 Sec / 20.7 CPM
Peter Clack – 300 seconds / 55 crashes / CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM
Phil Rudd – 7,786 seconds / 2,285 crashes / CE 3.4 Sec / 17.6 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd’s gained .4 on the Crash Every Sec with a 1.7 CMP increase on this album. He’s gaining on the unknown drummer and Tony Currenti.

For the latest research findings, listen to the Wheeler’s Dog Podcast.