As you may be aware, Nashville institution the Long Players are performing AC/DC's Back in Black in its entirety Saturday night at Mercy Lounge. Perhaps not surprisingly, local AC/DC tribute Power/Load has not taken kindly to the stepping on of their turf, as it were. They've issued a statement, if you can call it that, challenging not only the veracity of the Long Players' rockitude, but also claiming that Warren Pash will help celebrate the "Chris Slade era" of AC/DC and join Power/Load "during an experimental rendition of a never-before-heard version of 'Thunderstruck' that was originally recorded for the original Back in Black studio album...originally." (Full statement after the jump.)
Lucky for fans of Back in Black and Angus beef, this means we can dose on AC/DC two nights in a row like Louise Post on a bender. Check out a vid of Power/Load doing "Jailbreak" (not on Back in Black, obvs), then go see 'em tonight at The 5 Spot as part of D. Striker's Friday the 13th bash and RR release party featuring East Side supergroup Dirtbot and Tom House.
In response to the rather ridiculous notion that the Long Players will somehow be doing AC/DC's Back in Black any justice on Saturday night at the Mercy Lounge, POWER/LOAD will be performing their own version of Back in Black - Friday night for the R.R./D. Striker, Friday the 13th Rock Party at the 5 Spot in Nashville's very own East Nashville. P/L's adaptation will feature the extremely rare "Bon Scott" versions of the songs on Back in Black, complete with different lyrics and minimal chord changes from the original release. Additionally, local celebrity, Warren Pash has shaved his head and will be joining POWER/LOAD on stage as a representation of the "Chris Slade" era of the band. Much like Slade, Pash won't actually be making any musical contribution - in spite of his considerable talents - but he will symbolize the too-often-ignored early '90's version of AC/DC. He will make his appearance during an experimental rendition of a never-before-heard version of "Thunderstruck" that was originally recorded for the original Back in Black studio album...originally.
The Long Players play Mercy Lounge tomorrow (Saturday, 14th) at 9 p.m., $15.