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How Kids React to Hearing AC/DC for the First Time

Fine Brothers Entertainment, makers of the popular “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how youngsters respond to hearing AC/DC for the first time.

In the clip, kids hear a sampling of tracks from the group’s catalog, and while many of them are impressed by the rocking beats and Angus Young’s guitar playing, they’re frequently perplexed by Brian Johnson’s vocals and critical of the songs.

Their comments include:

“The guitar player and the lead singer are really good together...”

“I hate the lyrics ’cause I can’t even tell what it says. It just sounds like yelling. But I love the music…”

“They all kinda sound like each other…”

“I seriously cannot understand a single word he was saying…”

And, “People, like, like this?”

In the final analysis, “Back in Black” is a hit with the children. “Hells Bells,” not so much.

After their listening session, the kids are shocked when they get their first look at Angus Young in his schoolboy outfit. While longtime AC/DC fans will be accustomed to the sight of a grown man rocking out in short pants, the image is clearly unsettling for the youngsters.

“Is that, like, a school outfit?” asks one?

“Why is he wearing high shorts?” another wonders.

“Not the best outfit,” says one budding rock critic.

The kids are also amazed to learn that AC/DC formed in 1973 and are still touring today. “I can’t believe they’re still alive for that long!” one says.

If you like this video, be sure to check out “Kids React to Guns N’ Roses” and “Kids React to Metallica.” And visit the Fine Brothers Entertainment channel on YouTube.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.