Friday, October 16, 2020

Cold Chisel [Australian Artist] - Discography

Cold Chisel


Cold Chisel are the classic Australian pub rock band, playing a tough breed of rock and blues inspired by '70s bands like Free, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin, but characterized by the storytelling skills of their main songwriter Don Walker, whose personal influences came from Bob Dylan. Between 1978 and 1983, Cold Chisel ruled as Australia's most popular band on record and on-stage. They sold over six million albums in Australia alone, most of that number after their 1983 breakup and 1998 reunion.

They formed in Adelaide during September 1973 on the initiative of guitarist/singer Ian Moss. In the beginning, the band used a different name for every performance. After they used the name of the Don Walker song "Cold Chisel" for one particular performance, the name stuck. Keyboard player Walker gradually came up with a strong catalog of songs to match the group's tough rock reputation on-stage, centered mainly on their raw-voiced, vodka-swilling, dripping-with-sweat singer Jimmy Barnes. Bass player Phil Small replaced original member Les Kaczmarek in 1975, and at the start of 1977 Cold Chisel resettled in Sydney, hoping to land the record contract that had eluded them for more than a year.


10 comments:

Tartesy said...

Sorry that I put this comment here but didn't know how to contact you. U hope you might have recordings of the Limelighters & Glen Yarbrough. Love your site, have lots of memories renewed, thank you for all your work. Tartesy

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Tartesy
All good, I understand, my email is on the top right [Envelope].
Regarding Glen Yarbrough and The Lime Lighters, yes I do have a couple of albums. When I find them I shall share for you.

Regards
Ozzieguy

Tartesy said...

Thank you so very much Jim

Derek said...

Thank you. I'm just starting to discover their discography with the Last Stand CD 1983 not available anymore in shops. I only knew Jimmy Barnes from the famous Barnestorming live CD and his collaborations with John Lord and Living Loud. I'm gonna scratch deep in this story. Indeed Cold Chisel is, I must admit, not that well known in continental Europe but Live tapes vol4 is still available on Amzonfr. Will give it a try later I guess.

All the best from rainy winter days in Paris

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Derek
Thanks for all that info, very interesting.
Best Wishes from 37c here where I live in Western Australia

Ozzieguy

Dave Brzeski said...

Thanks so much for these. There does seem to be a problem, though.
"09 - Fallen Angel (Live).mp3" on "2003 - Ringside" appears to be corrupt. It shows up as a 0 byte file.

carlo243 said...

Is there a Chance to get "SWingshift" too?

Ozzieguy said...

Sorry carlo243, I do not have any.

zanic said...

Hi

Do you have the Live Tapes vol5?

Thanks

Ozzieguy said...

Sorry Zanic, no I do not have that album.