Friday, 23 September 2016

Cold Chisel “ Cold Chisel “ 1978 Australia Rock,Pub Rock,Blues Rock debut album









Cold Chisel “ Cold Chisel “ 1978 Australia Pub Rock,Blues Rock debut album
Cold Chisel - one of the most successful Australian groups, however, and not having achieved this international recognition. It was created in 1973 in the city of Adelaide. Local group ORANGE urgently needed a singer, and in its place was invited by John Swan (John Swan). However, he refused and recommended for the vacant position of his younger brother Jimmy Barnes (Jimmy Barnes, ex-FRATERNITY). The resulting composition was renamed in COLD CHISEL and in addition Barnes it included guitarist Ian Moss (lan Moss), keyboardist Don Walker (Don Walker), drummer Steve Prestwich (Steve Prestwich) and bassist Phil Small (Phil Small, ex-ALICE SPRINGS), successor in 1976, Kaczmarek Forest (Les Kaczmarek) that same year, the group moved to Sydney.
A year later, thanks to the efforts of the main author of the Walker Group, COLD CHISEL released their first demo-tape of four songs. The tape was adopted without much enthusiasm in many companies, but in the office WEA it finally zaintresovalis. In 1978 he released his debut album composition containing coarse weighted pub-rock and has attracted the attention of the local audience. Parallel COLD CHISEL constantly touring and creating a reputation as a serious group. .....
Cold Chisel are one of the most important bands of the seventies and eighties pub rock scene. They dominated the charts and venues all over the Country from the time they hit the charts in 1978 till their triumphant finale, the Last Stand Tour. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing them multiple times in a variety of venues from small, sweaty pubs like Sweethearts to large outdoor concerts. They were brilliant on any scale. The first time I saw them was at the Hordern Pavilion in 1978 as the support act for Foreigner. I’d never heard of them before but they had me from the first song!

They formed as “Orange” in Adelaide in 1973 with the original lineup being Les Kaczmarek on Bass, Steve Prestwich on Drums, Don Walker on Keys and Ian Moss on Guitar. Jimmy Barnes joined on vocals in late 1973 as a 17 year old. They had a number of lineup changes which saw Phil Small enter as bass player and John Swan briefly as backing vocalist and percussionist.

After building a loyal live following in Adelaide they briefly moved to Melbourne around May of 1976 chasing a bigger audience. By November of that year they had again relocated to Sydney all the while they were honing their song writing skills, Don Walker in particular. During this time John Swan had joined Feather (formerly Blackfeather) and in the middle of 1977 Jimmy Barnes announced that he was leaving Cold Chisel to join his brother John in Feather. The farewell gig apparently went so well that he changed his mind and decided to stay. The next month they were picked up by Warner.

Their first two albums were successful enough, with Cold Chisel peaking at number 31 and Breakfast At Sweethearts getting all the way to number 4. Even though they contained some of the bands most loved songs the band were never really happy with the way the albums were produced. A lot of the “raw edge” had been rubbed off in the recording process. The next album, East, was produced by legendary Australian producer Mark Optiz and got them all the way to number two.

They toured relentlessly across Australia and had a few tries at the US & European markets but it they didn’t really crack either market. Despite further recording and touring success there were some very volatile relationships within the band and they decided to split up in 1984. Their last tour, The Last Stand, was recorded and filmed and is Australia’s most successful concert film.

The band has reformed on a number of occasions since then and still performs today… but that’s for another article. ....
Members
  • Jimmy Barnes – Vocals
  • Don Walker – Keys, Vocals
  • Steve Prestwich – Drums
  • Ian Moss – Guitar, Vocals
  • Phil Small – Bass, Vocals
  • Les Kaczmerek – Bass
  • John Swan – Percussion, Vocals
  • Ray Arnott – Drums
  • Charley Drayton – Drums
A1 Juliet
Written-By – Don Walker (2), Jimmy Barnes
A2 Khe Sanh
A3 Home And Broken Hearted
A4 One Long Day
B1 Northbound
B2 Rosaline
B3 Daskarzine
B4 Just How Many Times 



Cold Chisel are the classic Australian pub rock band, playing a tough breed of rock and blues inspired by '70s bands like Free, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin, but characterized by the storytelling skills of their main songwriter, Don Walker, whose personal influences came from Bob Dylan. Between 1978 and 1983, Cold Chisel ruled as Australia's most popular band on record and on-stage. They sold over six million records in Australia alone, most of that number after their 1983 breakup and 1998 reunion. 
They came together in Adelaide during September 1973 on the initiative of guitarist/singer Ian Moss. In the beginning, the band used a different name for every performance. After they used the name of the Don Walker song "Cold Chisel" for one particular performance, that name stuck. Keyboard player Walker gradually came up with a strong catalog of songs to match the group's tough rock reputation on-stage, centered mainly on their raw-voiced, vodka-swilling, dripping-with-sweat singer Jimmy Barnes. Bass player Phil Small replaced original member Les Kaczmarek in 1975, and at the start of 1977, Cold Chisel resettled in Sydney hoping to land the record contract that had alluded them for more than a year. 
In the era of Fleetwood Mac, ELO, and the Eagles, Cold Chisel's sound was not deemed commercial. However WEA Records took the chance and their self-titled first album was released in April 1978 without setting the world on fire. The first single, "Khe Sahn," about an Australian Vietnam veteran, was banned from airplay over part of the lyric. It has since become one of the most played classic rock tracks on Australian radio. The second album saw Cold Chisel enter the Top Ten, less raw than the band on-stage, but concentrating on the songs. Filled with localized lyric references, Breakfast at Sweethearts earned the band its first platinum record. June 1980's East album took the band over the top, tougher than Breakfast at Sweethearts but still stacked with strong songs, this time with other bandmembers joining in the songwriting, and guitarist Ian Moss taking lead vocals on two songs with his strong soul voice. They followed East with the number one live album Swingshift while supporting the U.S. release of East with tours across the country. The next album was aimed at the world market, but its title said how out of place they felt. They called it Circus Animals. Tours of Europe and the U.K. followed. 

Disillusionment set in when the band's music failed to find favor in America, adding to the internal tensions created by various members' songwriting ambitions and singer Jimmy Barnes' volatile personality. On innumerable occasions throughout the band's lifespan, he had quit the band and rejoined. But now, after ten years together, Cold Chisel decided to call it quits with a farewell tour ending at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in December 1983. Barnes immediately launched an incredibly successful solo career, accumulating seven Australian number one albums. Guitarist Ian Moss took five years off before releasing a number one album of his own, reuniting him with the songs of Don Walker. Walker started his own low-key recording and performing career, forging relationships with a varied assortment of Australian music-makers, both rock and country. Drummer Steve Prestwich joined Little River Band for two years. Throughout the rest of the '80s and into the '90s, Cold Chisel albums kept selling and fans vainly hoped for a reunion. 

Then, after almost two years of secret discussions and jam sessions, a reunion album and tour were assembled in 1998. The Last Wave of Summer topped the album chart in Australia, and the band played to sold-out arenas across the country. They released a live music soundtrack to a documentary about the tour titled Last Stand less than a year later. Over the next decade, Cold Chisel regrouped for touring and a few one-off shows, then in 2010 Moss revealed that they were working on a new album. Sadly, Prestwich died early the next year after brain surgery for a tumor. The group enlisted Charley Drayton (the Divinyls, the Cult) to play drums and hit the road again beginning in 2011, releasing the album No Plans, which featured the drumming of both Prestwich and Drayton, in the spring of 2012. The album reached number two in Australia. A series of successful album reissues, compilations, and high-drawing tours led to an eighth studio album, The Perfect Crime, in the fall of 2015. ~ Ed Nimmervoll...~ 










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Cold Chisel ‎ “Breakfast At Sweethearts" 1979 + "East”1980 Australia Classic Rock,Pub Rock,Blues Rock


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