Cold Chisel Prove Again Gettin The Band Back Together Was A Great Idea - Noise11.com
Cold Chisel's Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes at Mt Duneed Winery 11 Jan 2020

Cold Chisel's Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes at Mt Duneed Winery 11 Jan 2020

Cold Chisel Prove Again Gettin The Band Back Together Was A Great Idea

by Paul Cashmere on January 12, 2020

in News

Imagine 20,000 Australians singing along to every word of ‘Choir Girl’ or ‘Flame Trees’. Yeah, not that unusual right. But what about ‘Getting’ The Band Back Together’, a new song from the new Cold Chisel album. Now that was a surprise.

Cold Chisel performed the biggest show of their ‘Blood Moon’ tour at the Mt Duneed Winery in Geelong on Saturday (11 January 2020). The tour, named after their new album, features four new songs in the set and this audience had no trouble singing along with the single totally contradicting the ‘old bands should never play new songs’ mentality.

But Cold Chisel aren’t just any “old band”. They are outright Aussie Rock Royalty. They hold the record for most number one albums and in their day in Australia there were as big as AC/DC (you could argue bigger).

On the end of the decade ARIA chart, 30-40 year old Cold Chisel songs made up the second biggest selling Australian album of the 2010s. (30-40 year old INXS songs were the biggest Aussie seller of the decade). WTF? That’s not how the natural line of succession of meant to happen.

Live, all of the above makes sense. The Cold Chisel formula is obvious when you see this band perform. That seamless changeover of Ian Moss’s soulful vocals into Jimmy’s rock voice. The poet words of Don Walker and underlay of his keyboards. Ian’s spine-chilling guitar solos, the rhythm section of co-founder Phil Small on bass with recent recruit Charley Drayton on drums. Chisel works because the individual parts all have a unique component of the big picture.

This band went out on top in 1984. ‘Ordinary’ never made it into their resume. What started out good became great and with time has now evolved into brilliant.

The setlist itself is musical document of rock history. As a portrait of Australian culture Cold Chisel takes a whole life’s loneliness, wraps it up is some tenderness, sends it off to some emptiness, with all there love.

Cold Chisel setlist Sydney, 28 December, 2019

Standing On The Outside (from East, 1980)
Wild Colonial Boy (from Circus Animals, 1982)
Choirgirl (from East, 1980)
Rising Sun (from East, 1980)
My Baby (from East, 1980)
All for You (from No Plans, 2012)
Four Walls (from East, 1980)
Drive (from Blood Moon, 2019)
Gettin’ The Band Back Together (from Blood Moon, 2019)
Forever Now (from Circus Animals, 1982)
Land of Hope (from Blood Moon, 2019)
HQ454 Monroe (from No Plans, 2012)
Killing Time (from Blood Moon, 2019)
Saturday Night (from Twentieth Century, 1984)
Shipping Steel (from Breakfast at Sweethearts, 1979)
You Got Nothing I Want (from Circus Animals, 1982)
Merry-Go-Round (from Breakfast at Sweethearts, 1979)
Khe Sanh (from Cold Chisel, 1978)
Flame Trees (from Twentieth Century, 1984)
Bow River (from Circus Animals, 1982)

Encore:
When the War Is Over (from Circus Animals, 1982)
Cheap Wine (from East, 1980)
The Perfect Crime (from The Perfect Crime, 2015)
Houndog (from Circus Animals, 1982)

Encore 2:
Breakfast at Sweethearts (from Breakfast at Sweethearts, 1979)
Letter to Alan (from Circus Animals, 1982)

COLD CHISEL TOUR DATES

Jan 18, Pokolbin, Hope Estate
Jan 19, Tamworth, Scully Park
Jan 24, Sydney, Bankwest Stadium
Jan 25, Wollongong, Stuart Park
Jan 30, Canberra, Stage 88
Feb 1 Heifer Station Wines, Orange, NSW
Feb 5, Tauranga and Wharepai Domains, Tauranga, New Zealand
Feb 8 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
Feb 9 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD

All remaining tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

All event information www.adayonthegreen.com.au

For all the national tour dates and latest information go to the official home of Cold Chisel’s Blood Moon Tour 2020 www.coldchisel.com

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

James Blunt, Plenary Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman photography
James Blunt and Jason Mraz Australian Tour Cancelled

The James Blunt and Jason Mraz joint Australian tour in November has been cancelled. The shows will not be rescheduled.

4 days ago
Travis Barker, music news, noise11.com
Travis Barker Is Collaborating With Post Malone

Travis Barker is spending a week songwriting with rapper Post Malone after teaming up for a virtual Nirvana tribute concert.

4 days ago
Gorillaz Almanac 2020
Gorillaz The Comic Is Coming

Gorillaz first comic ‘Almanac’ will be published in October.

5 days ago
Charles Jenkins photo by Ros O'Gorman
Icecream Hands Debut First New Music In 13 Years

Melbourne’s Icecream Hands last album ‘The Good China’ was 13 years ago in 2007. A new album is coming and the new song ‘No Weapon But Love’ was dropped on us this week.

6 days ago
Rihanna photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rihanna Marks 15 Years Since Debut Single Pon de Replay

Rihanna celebrated the 15th anniversary of her debut single Pon de Replay in a heartfelt post on Sunday.

6 days ago
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem Invites Fans To Online Listening Party

Rap icon Eminem is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his hit album The Marshall Mathers LP with an online listening party.

7 days ago
SugarLips
Long Lost Australian Pop Treasure From SugarLips Recovered

Back in the year 2000 Australia was on the verge of a new pop band called Sugarlips ready to break big. Then Festival Records got Murdicked around and the SugarLips story was erased from the story of Australian pop.

May 24, 2020