Wednesday, April 22, 2020

My AC/DC Scientific Research: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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 ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’

One drummer: Phil Rudd

“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” clocks in at 232 seconds.
64 total crashes
That’s an average crash every 3.6 seconds (CE _._ Sec) for an average of 16.7 crashes per minute (CPM).

“Love At First Feel” 191 seconds.
44 total crashes
CE 4.3 Sec / 14 CPM

“Big Balls” 159seconds.
45 total crashes
CE 3.5 Sec / 17.1 CPM

“Rocker” 171 seconds.
31 total crashes
CE 5.5 Sec / 10.9 CPM

“Problem Child” 346 seconds.
236 total crashes
CE 1.5 Sec / 40 CPM

“There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’” 198 seconds
35 total crashes
CE 5.7 Sec / 10.5 CPM

“Ain’t No Fun (Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire)” 414 seconds
135 total crashes
CE 3.1 Sec / 19.4 CPM

“Ride On” 350 seconds
4 total crashes
CE 87.5 Sec / .7 CPM

“Squealer” 327 seconds
52 total crashes
CE 5.5 Sec / 12 CPM

The album runs a total time of 2,388 seconds with 660 crashes.
The album’s overall average reveals a CE 3.6 Sec / 16.7 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 – 5,324 seconds / 1,412 crashes / CE 3.8 Sec / 15.9 CPM

As you can see, drummer Phil Rudd’s average took it up a slight tick with a small gain on the unknown drummer and Tony Currenti. I think the bluesy number “Ride On” definitely drove down Mr. Rudd’s cymbal intensive playing with only 4 crashes in the entire song. I still maintain that my research will prove my theory.

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