Thursday, May 22, 2008

Then and Now

I loved Cold Chisel back in the day - though I never saw them live. They were a powerhouse of rock, with a few ballads thrown into the mix.

Later, after the booze and drugs, the talent remains. It's a shame there's such a thin line between the two.


Jacie said...

oh my god - as soon as I started playing Four Walls I thought 'that sounds just like Jimmy Barnes'! I used to be a HUGE Jimmy Barnes fan but never knew he played with Cold Chisel (had never heard of Cold Chisel come to that!) I think I played Freight Train Heart till the tape broke actually so I must have only known him during his solo years. Thanx for the trip down memory lane

Mark J said...

Thanks Jacie. Cold Chisel have a best of compilation. I found it on Amazon here;

They were really just a pub band with extraordinary talent - and I think they sounded the best when they played live.
If you like their stuff, but would like to hear some of their live (less studio produced) stuff I could recommend their double album Swingshift. I would say their version of Knocking on Heavens Door - is the best I've heard yet.