23 July 2010
AC/DC is the Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. They are often labeled as "hard rock" or "heavy metal" but the band likes to say that they are just rock and roll.
Their first album, High Voltage, was released in 1975 and points to the band's name origin. The Young brothers said they came up with the name after their older sister noticed the initials "AC/DC" on a sewing machine.
AC/DC is an abbreviation for the electrical terms "alternating current/direct current". They thought it had a nice symbolism for the raw energy, power-driven image they wanted their music to be. Their logo is the letters with a lightning bolt as the center slash.
Malcolm and Angus claim that they had no idea that the term was also slang for someone who was unsure of their sexuality (also called bi-curious) and that no one in the band is bisexual.
The band also denies that it stands for Against Christ/Devil's Children.
Most people say the band's name as A, C, D, C but, according to Wikipedia, the band is popularly known as "Acca Dacca" in Australasia.
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