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BY sgt mukuzi
#286995
+ 1 for cold chisel

Hey Vince, in the 80`s Barnsie went over again...
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BY DarcyPerry
#286999
sgt mukuzi wrote:+ 1 for cold chisel

Hey Vince, in the 80`s Barnsie went over again...


Yea, I saw Jimmy Barnes on a documentary about the recording of his soul album, while touring around the southern states (of America).

Oh, and here is the Chisel documentary (part 1 of 6):
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXfU_v42S7M[/youtube]
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BY dayl
#287007
The Two Metallica vids that came out back in the day of the recording and touring of the black album was the biz. But I was a youngin may not have the same affect when watched today.

Ooo... just unearthed my vid of Pantera Vulgar Video the other day.. that was pretty mint... dont have a VHS though :roll:
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BY Vince
#287009
sgt mukuzi wrote:+ 1 for cold chisel

Hey Vince, in the 80`s Barnsie went over again...


Yes, but AFAIK, Chisel itself didn't. The story I heard at the time was that Chisel was just too weird for Americans. Their setlist was too varied and they couldn't be pigeonholed for any specific market but I wouldn't know if that's true or not.
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BY Jenesis
#287024
sgt mukuzi wrote: in the 80`s Barnsie went over again...


... and came back with his tail between his legs again.

"Freight Train Heart" was the album he recorded over there with all the AOR guests on it (dudes from Journey etc). Meh.
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BY Vince
#287028
Jenesis wrote:"Freight Train Heart" was the album he recorded over there with all the AOR guests on it (dudes from Journey etc). Meh.


Actually, I find it hard to feel anything but nonplussed by Jimmy Barnes. On his own, he's just this generic hard rock singer. The whole point of Chisel was that they had all these contrasts. They were fronted by this bogan but they had intelligent songs and occasional jazzy influences.

In the end, it looks like the world settled for having just the bogan, maybe they'd always preferred the bogan, but really... he's not that good on his own.
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BY corsair
#287072
Vince wrote: The whole point of Chisel was that they had all these contrasts. They were fronted by this bogan but they had intelligent songs and occasional jazzy influences.


True; I could listen to Don Walker play for hours.. and Ian Moss! :D The band was certainly greater than the sum of the parts, eh!!! And as a live act they were unsurpassed, certainly while I was over there...

In the end, it looks like the world settled for having just the bogan, maybe they'd always preferred the bogan, but really... he's not that good on his own.


Agreed... reluctantly!! :mrgreen:
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BY Vince
#287079
corsair wrote:True; I could listen to Don Walker play for hours.. and Ian Moss! :D The band was certainly greater than the sum of the parts, eh!!! And as a live act they were unsurpassed, certainly while I was over there...


Were they what! :D

I just remembered... I don't think they were in that "Long Way To The Top" doco that the ABC put out some years ago.

http://www.abc.net.au/longway/artist_index/

Wonder what the hell that was all about..? An Oz rock history that doesn't mention Chisel?? :shock:
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BY Jenesis
#287120
Vince wrote:
Jenesis wrote:"Freight Train Heart" was the album he recorded over there with all the AOR guests on it (dudes from Journey etc). Meh.


Actually, I find it hard to feel anything but nonplussed by Jimmy Barnes. On his own, he's just this generic hard rock singer. The whole point of Chisel was that they had all these contrasts. They were fronted by this bogan but they had intelligent songs and occasional jazzy influences.

In the end, it looks like the world settled for having just the bogan, maybe they'd always preferred the bogan, but really... he's not that good on his own.


Yeah, I'm not really a fan either but I do like his early "shouty anthem" stuff. When he started to add pop-rock elements and then shove the soul man shtick down out throats I tuned out with a quickness.
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BY voice of reason
#287122
Prime TV are showing a Doco on Mondays @ 9.35
Last week was Roxy Music - was excellent, a couple of weeks ago was Freddie / Queen
This week is Tom Jones ... so I'm waiting to see what's on next week
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BY thehenderson
#287212
I've seen a Smashing Pumpkins documentary, maybe it was a subset of some other documentary though. But he talks about getting signed straight away and the first venue they played (Which was a big club) and stuff. It's a weird story, story of a radio band
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BY Timoes
#289168
Not sure wheather anyone has posted this, but tonight Prime TV doco is Guns "N" Roses. 9:30. on Prime. And see the new Tv One ad about Tv One has Joy Division as the music. "Atmosphere" [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq1H38mU_Qo&feature=related[/youtube]
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BY Timoes
#289169
And QUICK QUICK ! Mark Knofler on chanel ones current affairs programme. Cant remmeber the name. :?: