Cold Chisel – Khe Sanh

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About Cold Chisel – Khe Sanh

“Cold Chisel” is a rock band from Australia. However originally, the group was known as “Orange”. Since then they have changed their name quite a few times, eventually settling for Cold Chisel once they came out with a song with this title. They are active in the following music genres – rock and roll, hard rock and pub rock. They were however formed in Adelaide as a heavy-metal cover-band. The initial members were, Les Kaczmarek – the bassist (who has unfortunately expired in 2008), Don Walker – the keyboard player, Ian Moss – the guitarist, and Steve Prestwich – the drummer. Jimmy Barnes joined the group later. He was just 17 at the time.

Cold Chisel has seen a lot of success from the later part of the 1970s right up to the release of their latest studio album in 2012. They have come out with 11 albums – the self-titled “Cold Chisel” of 1978, “Breakfast at Sweethearts” of 1979, “Circus Animals” of 1982, “Barking Spiders Live” of 1983, and “Ringside” of 2003 among many others. “No Plans” is their latest album. It was released on April 6th 2012.

“Khe Sanh” is a song from Cold Chisel. It’s from their self-titled album of 1978. You’ll find this track on the B-side of this album. Khe Sanh is named after the district capital of Hướng Hóa, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam. The lyrics tell the story of an Australian, who is a Vietnam War veteran as he is trying to return to civilization and adjust to it. This song has been described as the “story of restless youth”. Khe Sanh has been written by the pianist Don Walker. The vocals are from Jimmy Barnes. The first draft of the song was written at the Sweethearts Cafe in Kings Cross, New South Wales.

The verses describe the war veteran’s aimless drifting once he has gone back to Australia. He is shown as being addicted to speed and Novocaine, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, and womanizing. He takes up a few casual stints at flying helicopters and in oil rigs. But eventually he goes back to Hong Kong in search of casual sex, saying, “Well the last plane out of Sydney’s almost gone”.

Don Walker says that he was inspired to produce this song by many people, but particularly by a person in a farm close to where he stayed, who went to Vietnam and “severely changed for the worst”. The guitarist from Adelaide, Rick Morris, also inspired him.

Some see Khe Sanh as an anti-war song. However it’s generally seen as a symbol of Australian culture. It’s become the most popular songs ever recorded by an Australian act. Cold Chisel came out with two studio versions of this track later. There have been other productions from many musicians as well.

Critics have loved it. The song has been a favorite over many generations of listeners. While the Australian cricket team was touring the Caribbean Islands in 1995, they decided to make Khe Sanh the unofficial team song. However Barnes says that the song’s rendition was “shocking”.


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