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Cold Chisel~1978 Cold Chisel
At the beginning of 1978 "Cold Chisel" under the supervision of Peter Walker recorded their debut album, which hit the national output of Top 40. The single "Khe Sanh" fell under the ban ether (because the lines "Their legs were often open / But their minds were always closed "), but some stations put a song in the program, and this thing later became a frequent visitor to the concert. The second release was a mini-live "You're 13, You're Beautiful and You're Mine", and when the team warmed up coaching Rod Stewart, Sales appeared LP "Breakfast At Sweethearts".
Richard Batchens, who produced the record, most smoothed the rough edges and gives the songs a refined sound that is bound to affect the commercial success. The album brought "cold chisel" first platinum, but the relationship with the musicians Batchensom did not exist, and at regular sessions taxied Mark Opitz. If, before the "East" almost all the songs composed Walker, now deeply involved in the creative process and the rest of the team. Thanks to the hit single "Choir Girl" with a ballad about a girl who had an abortion, the album climbed to the second line of the Australian charts and further sales growth. Concert audience "Cold Chisel" now is not measured in tens and thousands, and while the team was wound on cities and villages within the "Youth In Asia Tour", edition "East" thrice crossed the platinum mark. In March 1981, released a double live "Swingshift", securing the success of the team at home and in neighboring New Zealand.
In the same year, the band attempted to enter the US market, but the idea did not produce the expected results. Upon returning home, "Cold Chisel" in company with the same Opitz released a CD "Circus Animals" brought them another home platinum and the highest position in the national charts. Among all the tracks allocated composition Barnes "You Got Nothing I Want", directed against the American show business, and Prestwich ballad "When the War Is Over", which later made the covers of "Uriah Heep" and John Farnham.
At the end of 1982, the group paid a visit to Europe, and while there she had a warm welcome, relations in the collective disorder. First out Prestwich (first briefly, and then at all). In the summer of 1983, for the installation sat Ray Arnott from "Spectrum", but less than two months, as a result of clashes with the management of Barnes was decided to disband the team. However, "Cold Chisel" first held a farewell tour and finally recorded the disc "Twentieth Century" and then officially turned activity. More than ten years, the group was inactive, but from time to time on behalf of out different disks. Thus, in 1987, appeared demosbornik "Razor Songs", in 1991, came out a compilation of the best things "Chisel", in 1992 the market entered soundtrack-album "The Last Stand" (recorded as far back as 1983), and in 1994 hit the shelves anthology "Teenage Love" with a previously untapped material.
In the second half of the 90s began to circulate rumors about the reunion teams, was groundless. In the autumn of 1997, the long-term silence was interrupted by the appearance of "Cold Chisel" in public, then do the recording musicians fresh studio album. Despite the fact that "The Last Wave Of Summer" took the top position, and the accompanying tour were sold out, the band once again went on a long vacation. Another reunion was held in 2003, but it was limited to two-month tour and the release of live album "Ringside".
All songs by Don Walker, except as noted
1. Juliet (2:44) (Walker, Jim Barnes)
2. Khe Sanh (4:13)
3. Home and Broken Hearted (3:25)
4. One Long Day (7:22)
5. Northbound (3:14)
6. Rosaline (4:46)
7. Darskarzine (5:09)
8. Just How Many Times (5:24)
9. Teenage Love Affair (6:03)
10. Drinkin' in Port Lincoln (3:25)
11. H-Hour Hotel (3:26)
12. On the Road (5:45)
Jimmy Barnes - lead vocals, guitar
Ian Moss - lead guitar, vocals
Don Walker - keyboards, backing vocals
Steve Prestwich 1954-2011 - drums, backing vocals
Phil Small - electric bass
Charley Drayton - drums, vocals (2012)
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