Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel

Title:
Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel
Category:
NFSA ID:
260154
Year:
1979
Courtesy:
Image: Cold Chisel
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'Khe Sanh' was the first Cold Chisel single and remains a popular anthem about the Australian experience of the Vietnam War and the lingering after effects on those who served there. It is composed as a series of verses without a chorus, a structure which reflects the restless mood of the lyrics about a man who can’t stop wandering and settle down.

'Khe Sanh' only reached No. 41 on the national charts, its sales potential hindered by a commercial radio ban. The ban was ostensibly because of drug and sexual references, but composer Don Walker suspected it was more to do with a broader unwillingness to come to grips with the aftermath of a failed war.

WEA 600038

Performer:
Cold Chisel