Cold Chisel Last Stand: Circus Animals Tour, (1983)

Title:
Cold Chisel Last Stand: Circus Animals Tour, (1983)
NFSA ID:
38071
Year:
1983
Courtesy:
Captured Live Productions and NextVision Pty Ltd
Category:
Access fees

This is an excerpt from the music documentary Cold Chisel Last Stand featuring producer Mark Opitz discussing the Circus Animals concert tour and how Cold Chisel were a band who loved to give back to their fans. 

The band went to great expense for the Sydney shows, which included trapeze acts and circus animals under a big top. 

The clip starts with some unexpected footage of circus performers and dancers to a backdrop of Ian Moss playing his guitar before cutting to an image of the cover of the album and the circus tent where the band performed.

The montage is very effective in setting up the interview with record producer Mark Optiz, appropriately seated by a mixing desk in a recording studio. It's a 'thumbnail' of an interview but sufficient in making the point that Cold Chisel never forgot who their fans were.

Cold Chisel Last Stand documented the career of pub rock group Cold Chisel and centred around the 'Last Stand' concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 15 December 1983.