Original Rockers

“Original Rockers”: Wayno’s title for yesterday’s Wayno / Piraro Bizarro; the published title “AC/BC” is a pun on the name AC/DC (for the rock band), cavemen being from a great many years BCE

(#1) Lead guitar with caveman backup (if you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 4 in this strip — see this Page)

The rock band. From Wikipedia:

AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973. It was founded by rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Malcolm Young and lead guitarist Angus Young. The band’s current lineup comprises with founding member and songwriter Angus, rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, bassist Cliff Williams, drummer Phil Rudd, and long-time lead vocalist Brian Johnson. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal, but the band calls it simply “rock and roll”. They are cited as a former influence on the new wave of British heavy metal bands, such as Iron Maiden and Saxon.

Don’t know about the two cavemen, but the lead guitarist is clearly drawn to resemble Angus King. From Wikipedia:

(#2) AK in concert

Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian musician, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter, and only remaining original member of the hard rock band AC/DC. He is known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits and his own version of Chuck Berry’s duckwalk.

The Bizarro rock band files. #1 is at least the third Bizarro with a title playing on a rock band’s name. Previously on this blog:

— in my 9/9/20 posting “Red Löbster Cult”:

(#3) A play on Blue Öyster Cult (the rock group)

— in my 2/14/22 posting “Metalico Cat”:

(#4) A complex portmanteau Metalico Cat = Metallico (the rock group) + Calico Cat



One Response to “Original Rockers”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    I wonder if the name is also a nod/wink to the comic strip “B.C.”, although the “cavemen” do not particularly resemble the characters in that strip.

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