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The Secret to Ending an AC/DC Song

Most people pay attention to how a song starts: a drum beat, a rhythm, a riff, a vocal. But how many people pay close attention to how a song ends?  Paul “Neanderpaul” Marshall of KLSX in Phoenix noticed something about the conclusion of AC/DC songs. Some fade out but many others to a hard stop–what we in the biz call “cold endings.”

He then painstakingly edited the endings of these songs (Jeezus, how many are there?) together to give us this.

How many songs can you identify by these final, final bits?

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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