День АНЗАК - Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh (1978)

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Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1978:
Cold Chisel's promo-video for the classic 'Khe Sahn' (May, 1978), taken from the 1978 album 'Cold Chisel'.
Note: After five years of playing pubs, Cold Chisel released their debut single 'Khe Sanh' in June of 1978. It was banned by Australian radio due to the sexual implication line '... and their legs were often open, but their minds were always closed'. The all-mighty Countdown also made issue of the line; thus 'Khe Sanh' never being played on the program. Ironically, the song has grown to become one of Australia's most played songs - on juke boxes, by cover bands and on radio. It's none the less a classic.
Here are the lyrics:
I left my heart to the sappers 'round Khe Sanh
And I sold my soul with my cigarettes, to a black market man
I've had to Vietnam cold turkey, from the ocean to the silver city
And it's only other vets could understa-and
'Bout the long forgotten dockside guarantees
How there were no V-day heroes in nineteen seventy-three
How we sailed into Sydney Harbour, I saw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her
And she was lined, and I was home to the lucky land
She was like so many more from that time on
Their lives were all so empty, until they'd found there chosen one
And their legs were often open but their minds were always closed
And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains
And the legal pads were yellow, hours long paypackets lean
And the telex writers clattered where the gunships once had been
The carparks made me jumpy and I never stopped the dreams
Or the growing need for speed and novacaine
So I worked across the country from end to end
I tried to find a place to settle down, where my mixed up life could mend
I held a job on an oil-rig, a-flyin' choppers when I could
But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend
And I've travelled round the world from year to year-ear-ear
And each one found me aimless, one more year the worse for wear
And I've been back to South East Asia, you know the answer sure ain't there
But I'm driftin' north to check things out agai-ai-ain
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost go-one
And only seven flyin' hours, till I'll be landin' in Hong Kong
And there ain't nothin' like the kisses from a jaded Chinese princess
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night lo-ong
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone.
Band Origin: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Band Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Track: Khe Sanh
Album: Cold Chisel
Composed By: Don Walker
Produced By: Peter Walker
Label: WEA (Australia) -- Elektra (United States)
Chart Position: # 43 (Australia)
Release Date: May, 1978
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Line-up:
Jimmy Barnes - Lead Vocals
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) - solo (1984-present) ]
Ian Moss - Guitar
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- solo (1989-present) ]
Don Walker - Piano
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Catfish (1989-1991) -- Tex, Don & Charlie (1993-2005) -- solo (1981-present) ]
Steve Prestwich -- Drums
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Little River Band (1984-1985) ]
Phil Small - Bass
[Planet (1971) -- Palladium (1972) -- Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Pound (1985) -- The Earls of Duke (1985--1988) -- Hot Ice (1986) -- The Outsiders (1989) -- Billy Thorpe Band (2005) ]

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NZOZ NZOZ1978 1978 Australia Late Seventies 1970's 1970s 70's 70s
Extended Tags: Don Walker, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss
Musical Terms: Classic, Singer/Songwriter, Pub, Rock, Aussie, Old Australian Band
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