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Live at River Plate

Sony There’s no crowd quite as an­i­mated as an AC/DC crowd, and none still quite as an­i­mated as an Ar­gen­tinian AC/DC crowd. Those fa­mil­iar with the DVD of this con­cert al­ready know that the true stars here are the de­mented Ar­gen­tines who ex­hibit a level of en­thu­si­asm un­sur­passed in the rock fir­ma­ment. “Ex­cuseé, we don’t speak Span­ish very good, but we speak rock’n’roll pretty well,” ex­claims Brian John­son. AC/DC re­main one of the great live bands, even if they’ve driven long-stand­ing fans in­sane with their in­sis­tence on play­ing the same songs in the same or­der ev­ery night while ig­nor­ing their bril­liant back cat­a­logue. John­son is heroic; at times he sounds like he’s strain­ing to get to the end of the set. He’ll be tip­ping 70 if AC/DC ever em­bark on an­other gar­gan­tuan tour. Will we see a new singer if there is a next time?

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