The NME is reporting that a show AC/DC played in Munich last week resulted in more than 100 complaints from nearby residents because of the excessive racket made by Angus Young and crew. Apparently, some of the complainants were as far as 12 miles away from the venue when they were moved to say “Nein more!” (Okay, German’s not really my strong suit.) But that got us thinking about the loudest shows we’ve ever attended. In my case, very little thinking is required. I once saw legendary British metallers Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (where the band previously recorded their classic live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith) and couldn’t hear properly for weeks afterward. (And their support act, Tank, are the second most eardrum-lacerating act I’ve ever seen.)
So what’s the loudest band you’ve ever seen? Has anyone out there caught such legendarily volume-button-straining acts as My Bloody Valentine or the Who? Think about it while checking out Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” below — and then GIVE US A SHOUT!!!
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