Australia Post has issued a series of AC/DC stamps and totally fucked it up.
The stamp collection is meant to feature AC/DC’s iconic album covers but instead of the Australian album covers Australia Post has used some the US editions of the albums instead of the original Australian editions.
The series features the wrong ‘High Voltage’ cover, the wrong ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ cover, the US edition of the ‘Highway To Hell’ cover and ’74 Jailbreak’ not released for Australia, but in the USA, Canada, Brazil and Japan as an EP in 1984.
The Australian debut AC/DC album was ‘High Voltage’ in 1975. The Australian album featured the band’s second hit song ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’. The first hit ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’, originally sung by Dave Evans, was re-recorded with Bon Scott for the second album ‘TNT’.
Australia Post has used the American edition of ‘High Voltage’, their American debut, sourced from the first two Australian albums ‘High Voltage’ and ‘TNT’, instead of the Australian original. Australia Post, it is a remarkable fuck up to pick the wrong one, well two, well three covers and trade them out as Aussie stamps.
How the fuck do you fuck up ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ with the American edition of the album cover, not the Australian edition? You complete fucking fuckheads!
And then you go and fuck it up a third time with North American EP that has no relevance to Australia whatsoever.
Australia Post’s money grab of an Australia music heritage is bad, very bad. But who authorised this at the AC/DC end? It sounds like corporate greed at both ends.
The good news for stamp collectors is once Australia Post notices how badly it fucked up here, it might withdrawn the faux-stamps. That will only increase the value to stamp collectors.
Maybe Australia Post has just given a few AC/DC fans the collateral to buy a house despite their smashed avacado addiction.