COLD CHISEL inspired CHEAP WINE
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While it is easy to think of Cold Chisel as just a bar room band, like several of their Pub Rock contemporaries, the truth is that while grog was central to their very being, their lyrics and themes were far deeper than they sound on first listen. Khe Sanh with it's tale of government betrayal masquerading as a drunken sing-along anthem and the ballad Choirgirl fit that bill perfectly, and so too does the anthemic "Cheap Wine". While the likes of Guns N' Roses's ode to budget wine is purely about getting loaded, Cold Chisel's Cheap Wine journey's through an OD death, the rejection of love and a man's decent from mainstream success into alcoholism. The rest of the world really is missing out on Cold Chisel.