The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
~ Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society, Including Social, Commercial and Legal Forms, Letter Writing, Invitations, &c., also valuable suggestions on Self Culture and Home Training., by Richard A. Wells, 1891
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This is a two parter because there is more to Cold Chisel than meets the eye. I thought i would start with on iconic song, one that most Australians know and love Khe Sahn. The song was originally released in 1978 off their debut album. However due to its offensive lyrics it wasnt allowed to be played on commercial radio. It received greater play when it was re-released on their 1980 album East.
The band began its career in Adelaide and didnt reach recognition until they moved to Sydney. With a career spanning from 1978-1982 they farewelled audiences with their last stand tour. They then reunited later down the track to release another album called Last Wave of Summer and more recently a one off concert at the v8 supercars in 2009.
While many people look to Jimmy Barnes as the lead singer of the band, Ian Moss also sang some of their better ballads. This song is my favourite Cold Chisel song and i would consider one of their best. No one can sing this song they way that Ian Moss does and no one can do it justice.
This song is taken from their 1982 album Circus Animals, i give you Bow River!