Good Times. Cold Chisel: Reunited

Title:
Good Times. Cold Chisel: Reunited
NFSA ID:
809430
Year:
2001
Courtesy:
XYZ Networks
Category:
Access fees

Jimmy Barnes and Don Walker discuss the Cold Chisel reunion in this excerpt from the Max TV music documentary Good Times. Cold Chisel. They explain how they knew that they were ready to come back together as a band. 

Australia had waited more than 15 years for a Cold Chisel comeback and the band talk about how they had matured as musicians, performers and songwriters and could put together an album and live tour that fans would love.

The inclusion of archival black-and-white images in this clip is effective in reminding us of the longevity of Cold Chisel. The montage of the band returning to the recording studio would be especially tantalising to Chisel fans.

The interview footage in this clip makes for an intriguing contrast between an enthusiastic Jimmy Barnes and a more measured Don Walker, filmed separately later and apparently in New York. But even in this short clip the polish and high production values are enticing and invite us to watch the full documentary.

This Max TV documentary on the band Cold Chisel featured many music clips and excerpts from concert performances. It covers the early years of band in the mid 1970s rough pubs of Adelaide, its rise to being regarded as the best live band in the country to its commercial success. Also discussed is the band's failure to penetrate the lucrative US market. Features interviews with frontman Jimmy Barnes, guitarist Ian Moss and keyboardist Don Walker, as well as record producer Mark Opitz.