The Ugly Sexy Factor

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The Ugly/Sexy Factor: Bon Scott & Fashion
Thursday 12 June, 8pm Fly By Night Club, Fremantle. $10 entry

This Thursday night, if you’re on the west coast of Australia, there’s no excuse to miss The Ugly Sexy Factor.

It’s kinda like a cabaret discussion night thingummy, but with now-legendary west ozzie AC/DC tribute band FAC/DC (facca dacca) providing the loudness.

For all the details see this page here and scroll down a bit…

Basically, the event was conceived by Jasmin Stephens, the Bon Scott Project Curator, in an attempt to answer the question:

“if Bon wasn’t conventionally handsome, what was it that made him so damn sexy?”

Now, I know that many of my regular readers (Carolyn and Susann especially) think this is just a riduculous question. To them, there is no controversy, Bon was the sexiest man alive…

But others, especially various female friends of mine, have reported bewilderment at the idea of Bon’s charm. Simply looking at a photo of his face, they don’t get the attraction. It’s only after watching him onstage or in a video interview that things begin to change…

And guess what?! Fremantle Arts Centre have slipped me 10 free tickets to the night to give away to my most-loyal-of-all readers!!

Hmm, let’s see… The ten best thoughts on this UGLY-vs-SEXY Bon Scott business get the free tix!! (and of course you don’t have to be in Western Australia to contribute to the debate… I will think of suitably postable prizes for the geographically challenged amongst you…)

Get to it folks!

33 Responses to “The Ugly Sexy Factor”


  • Wow, Lucas, will WE get to see those never-seen Bon images, post forum, of course? I’d forgotten about them.

    It was the whole package, Lucas, mmmmmm yeah, pun intended. Bon’s humor, heart, drop-you-in-your-tracks sexiness, bawdiness, the I’m ready for everything, not just anything attitude, though he didn’t always suffer fools gladly. He cared for his family, fans, friends, especially that legion of lovers (“all you women come along with meee”…) and you can still FEEL it, despite his having been gone 28 years. The sexiness came from within and once you realize it, or feel it, you can never forget it. He wasn’t conventionally handsome, he was light years better than that. (beware you may end up deleting some of this – its dangerous for me to contemplate the Bonny Bod in print) His wild and sometimes humorously unpredictible hair, that most women would have done an awful lot to be able to run their hands through, ditto the fuzzy chest. The tatts that on most people would be overkill, but on Bon they were somehow perfect. In those sprayed-on jeans his legs looked endless on stage. I loved his twinkly eyes and twitchily expressive eyebrows, the way he sometimes had to spin around on stage to hide a smile. His voice both singing and speaking turns my knees to jello, though not “conventionally” melodious. Better stop here, before I melt. More will follow, I’m sure.

  • it took me a while. at first i was also like eeeeeeeeeeeew??? but then as i’ve commented earlier, my experience in the ladies room at the opening after a few wines (crikey that sounds a bit suss) ahem. after i saw the POSTER in the ladies after a few wines i was like PHWOAR. and last night, up late again, and coincidently after a few wines, i was singing and dancing and headbanging (well a little bit of headbanging) along to long way to the top. the video of them performing live in the street was on rage. i actually found myself having a GREAT time, LOVING acdc…. lucas you’ve converted me!!… and more importantly thinking that bon scot was VERY cute. hahahahaha

  • PERHAPS IN PREPERATION FOR MEETING THE WOMAN OF MY DREAMS AT THIS MUST SEE EVENT… I SHALL WEAR MY “ARMANI” UNDERWEAR…

  • “Queen Bee in Bed With Bon Scott”

    My Ugly Sexy Factor Truth Unveiled

    In an era of High Voltage rock that saluted to an era of tight denim clad Cock, Bon embodied a good time. Hells Bells his charismatic ways had a Sin City panty dropping effect that men the globe over envied.

    It was Bons enthusiasm to make solid Thunderstruck ROCK that paved the way for unconventionally aesthetic men to be seen as “Handsome” he fused personality and presence with Rock and Cock, putting a Touch To Much raw sexuality into music never known before. Inducing a revolution that would sweep the world, well my world anyway!

    For me the fact Bon was real, his presence so ALIVE that even after his passing he lives on. Bons unmistakable approachability and down to earth nature was indeed HANDSOME and worthy of ladies everywhere.

    His hard hitting lyrics and raw performances caught the imaginations of folk world wide in Rock and Roll damnation frenzy.

    I can honestly say I’ve never been to a party where the host was playing ac/dc and we didn’t get along! He brought people from all walks of life together and that is so HOT…

    I would let Bon place his boots under my bed. I would Shake Him All Night Long, He would Be Up to His Neck in Me, and I would gladly play with his Big Balls.

    To Bon I salute you!!

    You’re TNT

    RIP

    Queenie
    xx

  • Inviting a torrent of female feelings Lucas? a nice way to round out the blog. It’s true, I had no opinion of Bon til all this. Wasn’t really into ACDC when i was five, at high school they were a boys band and Angus’ thing was just scary and gross. But seeing the 1977 Countdown interview Clinton Walker played at the PBC and another look at Long way to the top – I got it. Definite schwing. Even tired and a bit irritated in the interview, it flashes through. Quick mind, cheeky wit, killer smile and accent. All sexy stuff. I’m with Susann – his tatts really fitted him and he knew how to ride a high-waisted jean. Looove how he’s on tiptoe in this image – pump up the mojo! Of course he probably did and said some atrocious things to women, but we’ll leave that aside. Victoria Park here in Sydney is a sparklier place knowing Bon rocked it.

    must ask my mum what she made of him when she was a hot-blooded twentysomething…

  • Thanks all, great stuff!

    Queenie and Ben, I will put your names on the door for Ugly/Sexy…

    Lisa and Susann, I know you are both too distant from Freo to go along… sorry about that!

    But hopefully Queen Bee and Ben will write up a report from the night for us far-away fans…

  • hola amigos yo voy a opinar desde mi punto de vista como hombre y es algo dificil ya que la belleza de bon scott la tenia en sus letras y su terrible personalidad como estrella de rock y creo que el magnetismo que el creaba en su entorno lo hacia simplemente encantador para todas las damas en unas simples lineas se puede definir supensamiento a ellas y su fanatismo sobre las mujeres que para mi son las flores que decoran mi vida jejej go down

    Mary, mary, you’re the one for me

    And the way you hum, sting like a bumble bee bzzzz

    I’ll be around to see you about, about half past ten

    Ain’t felt this good since I don’t know when

    You got the touch that I need so much in your finger tips

    I got honey what you love to taste on those lovely lips

  • JESUS LEAVE IT WE ARE TH ETRUE FANS OF BON HOW CAN YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF THAT FAT THING AND ITS JUST HORRIBLE SHOULD BE SHOT DOWN YOU KNOW THE REST GET OFF THE NET TOSSERS WE DONT WANT THAT KIND OF SHIT

  • WHAT !! GET THIS SHIT OFF NOW AWFULL FAT GIRLS JUST GO AWAY AND TAKE MORE DRUGS

  • Pablo, thanks for your sensitive thoughts, as always! (Can anyone help translate Pablo’s comment, I get the general gist but it would be good to have it really clear…)

    Peter: as the young people say, WTF ??!?

  • hello friends I will say from my point of view as a man and it is something difficult for the beauty of Bon Scott tapeworm in their letters and their terrible personality as rock star and I think that the magnetism created around them towards the simply charming to all the ladies in a few simple lines can be defined Suspense them and their bigotry on women than for my son flowers that decorate my life

  • Oueenie! You said it all! But remember, hot-bloodedness has nothing to do with age!

    Pablo – one of my favorite verses! You’re helping me remember what little Spanish I do know.

    Peter – your mangy butt belongs in an asylum for the “SPIRIT-OF-BON SCOTT” ignorant. You’ve missed it entirely. If Bon could enjoy the Rosio-like among us, whoTF are you to judge?!

    Lucas, you aren’t that old. (snicker)

  • Everybody has said it all so well, taken the words out of my mouth, what can I add? If God could custom create a man for my pleasure, I’d produce a picture of Bon and place a rush order.

    Bon is sex personified. He is the sum of his parts, and as others have said, his irrepressible personality is a big part of his allure. He’s open to all suggestions, rough and ready for anything, anytime, you name it. What in the world could be sexier?

    I’m addicted to You Tubing Bon; it’s like porn to me. I’m also fascinated by the male You Tubers (usually straight) commenting on the impressive bulge in Bon’s jeans and/or his sexiness.
    And I challenge anyone to watch even a few minutes of Bon’s 1977 Countdown interview without being able to say he looks damned handsome!

    Can’t wait for the Ugly/Sexy report!

  • susan alabama se me hace muy dificil comunicarme con ustedes mi ingles es muy malo pero como dice lucas la esencia esta en mis comentarios y leo todos los suyos los traduzco al español y tambien la esencia de ustedes la tengo siempre presente

  • Carolyn – this is really mind-blowing you’ve done it again! Teleport and supersize that Bonny order! OOPS! He’s already super-sized and super-sexy. Being hot-blooded too, the mere thought of that delectable bulge is enough to vaporize me. There is nobody sexier than BON! Here’s a silly thought, could you imagine a Bon-blow-up doll? ‘Course it’d be unimaginably inferior to the real thing, but sometimes ya gotta take what you can get. Cliched though it is, that’s just what Bon was a real hot-blooded, mischevious, loving man. I’m begining to discover the delights of your YouTube Bon addiction. I keep finding new-to-me Bon stuff that takes my breath away on sight and won’t give it back at all. Oh by the way, dingbat that I am, I have the high school “She’s Got Balls” performance. Its the first thing on the third DVD of Plug Me In. For some reason thats beyond me, I haven’t watched that one as much as the other two DVDs. That Dec 1977 Countdown interview is amazing. I can watch it over and over and discover some new emphasis on a word, expression, etc everytime. I’m with you on the Ugly/Sexy report.

    Pablo, I’m going to have to get a friend of mine to translate your last comment. My Spanish is woefully inadequate.

  • WELL I HAVE OFFERED TO JIGGLE MY LOVEHANDLES ONSTAGE FOR ALL THE BON STARVED LADIES TOBIGHT AT THE UGLY/SEXY PARTY BUY UNFORTUNATLY I HAVE NOT RECIEVED A REPLY…

  • Ben, if there was any way I could possibly be at the Ugly/Sexy party tonight, I’d gladly ogle your lovehandles! But, unfortunately, I’m clear over on the other side of the world (Calif.)!

  • Maybe Queenie can take a photo of the aforementioned handles for her report on the night?!

    And speaking of Queen Bee, if you haven’t already seen it, read her extended reply to Peter (who commented above) here.

  • Susann, if I had a Bonny doll, I might never leave home again! Several months ago, I read a newspaper article about a company that creates male and female life-sized dolls that look and feel incredibly realistic and are anatomically correct. I swear, the thought of ordering myself a luscious Bon doll crossed my mind.

    I really am hopelessly addicted to YouTube, but as Bon said in “Overdose,” I don’t need no cure! I’ve somehow missed seeing “Crabsody in Blue”; I’ll have to search that one up!

  • cough…cough… caroline we gotta talk some more…

  • Enjoy every second – and then tell the geographically challenged among us about each second individually!

    Go for it Ben! Watch out – once that famous Scott charisma gets out, you might be stampeded. I know you’d hate that!

  • Hey Ben
    I look forward to meeting up this evening and I insist you let me take your pics tonight, shaken your groove thang for all the distant babes!!!

    To everyone that has backed my stance against hogwash on this blog THANK YOU, this is clearly a place I will invest more of my time due to your support.

    In regards to this evening (and I hear someone is wearing armani underwear!!) I have a little suprise for all the crew that can not be with us!!

    So keep your peepers peeled for the updates,satisfaction is guareented folks, which hopefully I will have to you (pending my forseen hang over)in a day or so..
    Mwahhhh
    Queenie
    x

  • los invito a ver mi fotos en http://www.flickr.com/photos/sr_scott/ espero les gusten las fotos que puse alli son de mi coleccion

  • You’re right Carolyn, I’ve heard of those dolls too. I’d never leave home again, cancel the phone, the online account, and have huge No Trespassing signs everywhere… don’t need no cure and for me there isn’t one!

    Now for Crabsody in Blue there wasn’t video of Bon. There wasn’t even a slide show as there are on some YouTube offerings. It was just the song, but believe me you get the idea, not to mention a fair idea of the look on his face whilst singing it.

    Queenie! Get some good pictures and video to hold over Ben’s head for the rest of his life! And then post them here! My grasp of the time difference is so slippery I have no idea just what is going over there just now. I’ll definitely be checking for those updates! Can’t wait!

    And if there’s any possible way to do so, I’ll be over there to help put on the 30th-anniversary-we-love-you-Bon-athon! Good idea, eh?

    Ben? Might there be some sort of recollections of Bon, that wouldn’t be too personal, that you might share with us Bon-crazy folk? There’s a very fine line that I do not want to cross – I truly don’t wanta pry – and I don’t want you to feel like we’re putting one of those huge klieg lights on you. Just the curiousity killing the cat kind of thing – we love ya’ whatever ok? Can’t wait to see the pix of the Armani… Oops, hear about what a hit they were with the ladies…

  • Pedro, muchos, muchos, gracias for the link to your flickr photos!!!

  • Sorry, Pablo, it’s been a very long day Thanks again for sharing your flickrs.

  • PETER SEE… ME AND YOU NOW HAVE DILEMMA!!!

    MY SUGGESTION WHEN YOU INSULT PEOPLE HEAR ON LUCAS;S BLOG IS NOT TO USE CAPSLOCK…

    OK NOW I WILL USE MY “SYKOLOGICAL” PROWESS AT DECODING PETERS POSTS…

    OK FOR ME I CANT REALLY IMAGINE A “FIRST POSTER” TURNING UP HERE AND INSULTING PEOPLE FIRST OUT… SO WHAT I SUGGEST IS THAT ONE OF THE COMMON POSTERS MAY BE BEHIND THE POSTS…

    ONE COINCEDENCE IS THAT WHILE I HAVE VISITED THE “EPIC” AC/DC FORUM I HAVE ENCOUNTERED STRANGELY SIMILIAR POSTS WHERE ONE PARTICULAR PERSON CONTINUALLY TELLS ME TO GET OFF THE SITE AND GO AWAY…

    ANOTHER POINT IS THAT THE POSTS”PETER” MADE I THINK CAME FROM A FEMALE… BECAUSE IN THE POSTS REFERANCE IS MADE ABOUT GENDER… WHEREAS IF A PERSON WAS NOT PRETENDING TO BE “A FAKESTER” THEY WOULD NOT INCLUDE REFERANCES OF GENDER…

    USAGE OF THE WORD”GIRLS” IN THE POSTS IS A VERY INTERESTING POINT!!!

    ONE THING IS CERTAIN… THIS PERSON IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THE PAST… EVEN GOING TO THE EFFORT OF USING “CAPS” TO POST WITH…

  • HI SUSAN… NO QUESTIONS ARE TOO MUCH FOR ME!!!

    ONE MEMORY OF THE OLD MAN WAS WHEN HE CAME TO MY HOUSE ONE HOT SUMMERS DAY!!!
    I WILL INCLUDE SOME NITTY GRITTY BUT USUALLY IM A BELIVER THAT SOME THINGS ARE BEST NEVER SAID…

    NEAR MY HOUSE BACK IN 1980 WAS A “PINBALL” PARLOUR AND IF YOU WANTED TO BUY “DOPE” IT WAS EASILY DONE…

    BON OFTEN VISITED ME(NOW I BELEVE GENERALLY WHEN HE CAME TO SCORE)
    ON THIS PARTICULAR OCCASION DURING THE DAY I HAD FOUND IN THE VACANT LOT NEXT TO MY HOUSE A SET OF EXPENSIVE DIVING GEAR… YOU WOULD USE THIS GEAR TO GO DEEP DOWN THE OCEAN TO SEE REEFS… AND BACK OUR BEACH HAD A HIGHLY SORT AFTER ABALONE REEF…

    WELL WHEN I FOUND THE DIVE GEAR I WENT AND GOT MY OLDER BROTHER… WELL HE WANTED TO KEEP THE THE DIVE GEAR BUT OUR MOTHER INSISTED WE TAKE IT TO THE POLICE STATION…

    SO MY BROTHER TOOK THE DIVING GEAR UP TO THE POLICE STATION AND WHILE HE WAS GONE… BON TURNED UP!!!

    I WERE SITTING WITH BON AND HIS MATE!!! POSSIBLY MALCOM YOUNG…(NOT 100% SURE WHO HE WAS) BOTH OF THEM WERE SMOKING “GRASS” JOINTS…

    I WAS ABUZZ WITH TELLING “DAD” ABOUT THE DIVING GEAR I HAD FOUND AND HOW MY BROTHER WAS TAKING IT TO THE POLICE STATION… MENTIONING THE POLICE MADE BON QUESTION ME ABOUT THE STORY AS TO ENSURE THE COPS WERE NOT ABOUT TO TURN UP…

    WELL ON THIS OCCASION HE TOLD ME HE WAS ABOUT TO GO “OVERSEAS” AND I WAS TOO LITTLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT “OVERSEAS” ACTUALLY MEANT…

    SO I QUESTIONED HIM ABOUT IT!!! SO THERE WE WERE UP ON OUR BACK FENCE LOOKING AT THE BEACH… WITH BON POINTING AT THE WATER SAYING IM GOING REALLY FAR AWAY OVER THE WATER…

    I WAS ALREADY A MEMBER OF MORDIALLOC LIFESAVING CLUB… SO FUNNILY I ASKED HIM IF I COULD SWIM THERE???

    SUDDENLY MY BROTHER HAD RETURNED AND CAME OUT THE BACKYARD…

    THEN MY MOTHERS BOYFRIEND CAME OUTSIDE TO TAKE ME INSIDE AS HE SMELLT GRASS… BON INTERUPTED HIM… AS HE GOT ANNOYED BECAUSE I WAS FIGHTING TO STAY OUTSIDE… THEN MY MOTHER CAME OUT AND BON CALMED…

    MY MOTHERS BOYFRIEND WAS AN EX ROYAL NAVE COOK… WHO ONCE BEAT OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR SENSLESS… SO HE WAS FAIRLY ROUGH IN A WAY… BUT TRULY HE WAS ALMOST AFRAOD OF BON… AND HAD NOT MY MOTHER CAME OUTSIDE… HISTORY ITSELF MAY WELL HAVE CHANGED RIGHT THEN!!!

    YA KNOW I DONT OFTEN LOOK BACK AND TRY AND REMEMBER THINGS BUT WHEN I DO I SEEM TO GET MORE THINGS!!!

    ANOTHER MEMORY IS THE DAY BON ; ME ; AND MY MOTHER WENT DRIVING TO ST-KILDA BEACH… THIS WAS THE DAY HE TOLD HER HE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE FOR OVERSEAS!!!

    SEEMS A NICE STORY HEY??? EXEPT WHEN WE GOT HOME MY MUMS BOYFRIEND HAD COME HOME FROM WORK EARLY… AND WAS ANGRY WE HAD BEEN WITH BON…
    MY MUM AND HER BOYFRIEND WENT THERE SEPERATE WAYS IN THE END…

  • Queenie, it’s hell being geographically challenged at a time like this; looking forward to that Ugly/Sexy report. And I back your stance against hogwash as well; great point you made about Bon loving all sizes and types of women!

  • THANKS, BEN!! Memories do seem to keep popping out once you get started thinking of them. Keep them, enjoy them! I really do appreciate your willingness to share with us.

    By the way, are you gonna add the shreds of the Armanis to a shadow box at the Bonny Scott Exhibiiton?? Better make it bullet proof so the girls won’t be tempted to take htme home…

  • WELL THE PHOTO TAKEN IS QUITE UM!!! WHATS THE WORD???
    PROMISCUOUS… YEAH SO IF IT PASSES THE BONSCOTTBLOG CODE OF CONDUCT AND GETS POSTED FOR THE MASSES TO SEE…

    THEN AGAIN IN COMPARISON TO THE EXHIBIT OF “BONS MICROPHONE” … PERHAPS ITS A LITTLE TAME!!!

  • YEAH CAROLINE MY MEMORIES GET MORE INTRICATE AS I THINK BACK MORE OFTEN…

    BUT FOR INSTANCE… ALTHOUGH BON INTRODUCED HIS FRIEND TO ME!!! AND WE SPOKE… AS I DID NOT PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO HIM I CANT REMEMBER HIS NAME…

    OTHER MEMORIES I HAVE ARE AT THE MORDIALLOC MUSIC PRODUCTION SHOP…

  • Ben, memories can shift and change and become something they really weren’t to begin with, but are maybe a better way to keep remembering them as? Does that make sense? I’m speaking from my own personal experience. Sometimes I write them down.

    Oh man! Can’t wait to see the photos! Surely something will slip through… Which of Bon’s songs was playing in the background, or in your mind at the time?

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