World’s greatest rock ‘n roll band: “We’re flying everywhere and emitting as much as we possibly can”

by editor on August 3, 2011

Cold Chisel is an Aussie band that had a long list of hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s in Australia and New Zealand. They’re still rocking today and about to begin a new tour.

The Rolling Stones are often called “the world’s greatest rock ‘n roll band.” But after reading this story, we think you may agree with us that Cold Chisel may merit the moniker even more.

The Daily Telegraph Australia has the details:

These days the bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll poke society in the eye through the politically incorrect practice of emitting carbon, or at least that’s what Cold Chisel songwriter Don Walker seemed to be saying as the band announced a reunion tour of Australia and New Zealand yesterday. Walker, generally a quiet man who was a rocket scientist before music claimed him, said he wanted to make it clear the tour would be “carbon positive”.

“We’re flying everywhere and we’ll be emitting as much as we possibly can,” he said to much applause.

And in the words of the Steve Miller Blues Band, “Fly like an eagle.” A big, honkin’ carbon dioxide spewing eagle, that is.

Odds are most people have never heard Cold Chisel, so here’s a sample of their work. Enjoy the newly anointed World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band.

http://youtu.be/HEeV1Hx2bxw

H/T: Tim Blair

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29 Comments on "World’s greatest rock ‘n roll band: “We’re flying everywhere and emitting as much as we possibly can”"

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bismuth
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Have to agree danybhoy, always felt bad about Roger Waters, socialist in the wrong century, fight the good fight but everyone agreed, must have been a bummer. The problem is once you empty the orphan-child-slave run factories and the evil banker country clubs actually have multicutural membership what do you whine about? Current leftist sentiment seems to point to Roger doing a
“Wall” for the righteous anti-zionist types. I hope he has more sense than to buy into that racist garbage but heh anyone heard from Morrissey lately.
Thanks for the comment “lee” but guys like that fall into #3 of 3 catergories: 1) they know their history, 2) they don’t but they will check it out, 3) they don’t and they will comment and forever be known as a dumbass. Peace all.

whiskeyriver
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Sorry Mr. Editor, I gotta disagree with you. Looking at a total body of work nobody will ever outshine Led Zepplin or Pink Floyd as a rock band. And, being a southern boy myself, you cannot ignore Lynard Skynard, one of the best rock bands of all time.

Freebird, Stairway to Heaven, The Wall? Ain’t nobody done it any better than that.

danybhoy
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Look, Skynard, Led Zep, & Floyd are all legendary. Most rock fans I know would do a show from those guys anytime. No “autotune” acts need apply.

Noelegy
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Was just commenting to hubby the other day that sometimes it blows me away how YOUNG Pink Floyd were when they released some of their most famous music. I’ve seen post-Roger-Waters Pink Floyd in concert twice, and enjoy their music and am a big fan of David Gilmour’s solo stuff as well, and then last year was fortunate enough to see Roger Waters perform “The Wall” in its entirety. He updated a lot of his anti-war stuff to include anti-Bush and anti-capitalism (don’t you love mega-rich rockstars who hate capitalism?) sentiment as well, but overall a great concert.

danybhoy
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Roger Waters is a raging leftist, but that’s not a secret. If you have ever seen the doc “Which One Is Pink?”, Waters is/was the angry one in Floyd. Near the end of it, the guys were all saying the band was like a big family, except for Waters. He seemed to be a sad man, & I almost felt bad for him.

deepthinker
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Rock on and spew it out as much as possible. These guys dont buy into all the political correctness. It’s good to see.

poppajoe49
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Looks like I’m going to have to purchase their music, I’d like to show my support!
BTW, if any of you like thrash metal, and have the chance to see them, my ex-roommate is the drummer for a band called Nuclear Assault, and they are doing some dates around the world this summer, flying as much as possible!

poppajoe49
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He also is the videographer for Moonalice, a Cali based band of old rockers.

danybhoy
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I have not heard of Nuclear Assult for almost 20 years. I rememeber seeing this on Mtv…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWFhlYfqj4Q

…God, I’m getting old.

poppajoe49
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Yea, they’re doing assorted dates around the world this summer when Glenn can get away from Moonalice’s schedule.
They were in Brazil and Denmark, plus a date in Cali. I’m not sure of the rest of the schedule, but if you’re interested I can ask him.

danybhoy
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The Stones & Zeppelin have nothing on my boys, NOTHING…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbiMTIXSXAI

…all sorts of stuff on line if you look into “Ed Force One” or “Flight 666”. Dickinson has all sorts of aviation related items on YouTube, plus some other goofy & fun stuff. Plus they are still touring this way most of the time since this was filmed. Like this piece for the Discovery Channel…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKBABNL-DDM

…he might be having too much fun.

Noelegy
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Danybhoy, I had a feeling you were an Iron Maiden fan. Something about your avatar… 🙂

Myself, I am a prog-rock girl. I discovered ELO when I was about 12, and The Alan Parsons Project soon after. Then, in high school, followed my fascination with Rush, Kansas, Styx, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Jethro Tull, with occasional forays into Judas Priest, Ozzy, and Iron Maiden. I still like all of those, and am a big Cheap Trick fan as well. I like classic rock as a genre but generally consider The Rolling Stones to be pretty overrated. Musically, yes, they’re great, but I just can’t stand to look at or listen to Mick Jagger. Same way with Aerosmith: I know they rock, but just never liked them very much.

I think 99% of everything that’s come out since 1990 or so is crap, but I do like Coldplay. My stepsons once informed me that it was VERY uncool to like Coldplay (they’re Slipknot fans) and I informed them that as an adult, I was no longer under any pressure to be cool. 🙂 Hubby is a big Def Leppard fan, which embarrasses his sons horribly. 😀

Noelegy
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P.S. Danybhoy, when I was in sophomore English in high school, we were studying Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” I asked for and received permission from my teacher to bring my LP of “Powerslave” to class and play the Iron Maiden song. \m/ \m/

danybhoy
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UP THE IRONS! \m/ \m/

A. I am happy to others into much of what I listen to hear. But Coldplay??! Whatever make you happy, & I’m sure Maiden won’t say much about them since they are both on the same label, EMI. I agree with you about 90’s rock, most of it was crap. As for Def Leppard, they were 1 of the few “hair” bands that were good. Most “hair” bands were crap, but Leppard was/is a damn good band. Grat live act, plus when you consider “High n Dry”, “Pyromania”, & Hysteria”, to have 3 albums that good, big, & different in sound still amazes me. Your hubby is onto something.

As for Maiden & literature or movies, they have a ton of things based along those lines. They have always done that well, & still do. Which is why they are still going strong 30 years since their self titled debut came out. BTW, good eye on my avitar.

bismuth
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Beauty! oh and hisham you may be thinking of Rose Tattoo (Guns n Roses claim as inspiration), another band from the the same Aussie bar band crucible that created Cold Chisel & AC/DC.

whiskeyriver
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Better check your facts there boyo, Guns’N’ Roses came out of the L.A. Kalifornia rock scene in the late 1980’s. Who knows who their “inspiration” was, who cares? As long as people remember they are an American born and bred rock band, with some pretty good stuff put out over the years, that is good enough for me.

Lee
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bismuth said the band Rose Tattoo was… “from the the same Aussie bar band crucible that created Cold Chisel & AC/DC” not GNR.

hisham
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They remind me of another band I can’t seem to put a finger on just now, gotta be because I’m half deaf, half blind, and almost 60. What was I saying?

andycanuck
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Good; they can make up for those wankers, Midnight Oil.

jwilson07
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I am reminded of that useless Sheryl Crow and her” one sheet only” advice while her stage show required SIX FULL SIZED Diesel trucks pulling full sized trailers. Attention ms. pot, there is a kettle here to see you.
Nice to see the Aussies are still willing to be honest and spit in the face of libtard “logic”.

RockingHorseGuy
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I like their attitude, but the music? Not so much.

Kip Hooker
Member

It seems to me that the best way to cut down on toilet paper consumption is by reducing the amount of shit in the world. Sheryl Crow could go a long way toward advancing this goal merely by committing to never write another song.

kb
Member

And don’t forget U2 with Bono telling us all how to live….I will not purchase any music from any group who has become political, telling us little people how we should live but not applying the same rules to themselves. Hypocricy at it’s finest.

CO2Insanity
Admin

Compared to Obama and Michelle their carbon footprint is nothing.

Big Al
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When referring to Michelle please use the correct term of hoof print.

Pittsburgh Z
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I never thought the Rolling Stones were the greatest rock band of all-time. I have always reserved that spot for Led Zeppelin.

Sidekick
Member

Followed very closely by The Who, for me anyway.

Kip Hooker
Member

The Stones were always over rated in my book. Greatest rock band ever is The Who. Reference Live at Leeds if you need any further convincing. If you’re already convinced give The Velvet Underground and The Stooges a try. Not for everybody . . . but good stuff all the same.

Joe Redfield
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Sounds good to me.

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