Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Cold Chisel - 'Breakfast at Sweethearts'




Cold Chisel - 'Breakfast at Sweet Hearts' (1979)

Hello! all you Aussies out there, this one's for you.

I found Cold Chisel by chance, I was musically bored and bought several things that I had never heard of before and one of them was 'The Best of Cold Chisel'. For some reason I thought they were a heavy metal band and it was a pleasant surprise that they were not but they were just what I needed at the time with so many brilliant songs. 'Breakfast at Sweethearts' was my instant favourite and I loved the slight reggae feel to it.

I was on vacation in Pattaya, we used to go there often for a spot of R&R (I worked in Saudia Arabia), I will always remember an all nighter we had, in the 'pink light district',  plenty Singha beer, music and laughter. We went back to a friends Hotel room overlooking Pattaya Bay and watched the sunrise before going down for the Hotel breakfast. It was quite literally the best breakfast I have ever had and spinning around my head were the words :

Six o'clock I'm going down,
The coffee's hot and the toast is brown,
Hey! street-sweeper, clear my way,
Sweethearts' breakfast the best in town.
woh o-o-oh, Breakfast at Sweethearts.

Oh! To be back there now. I will just have to settle for Cold Chisel and several San Miguels

We later visited an Australian Navy ship in Jeddah Harbour and I was an instant hit with my knowledge of the 'Australian Beatles' and of course Rolf Harris.

I have just heard that Jimmy and the Boys are to reunite, hence this post.
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Nice one mate! xxxx

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27 July 2011 at 08:44

Love this post, very funny and I remember it well. I don't think I was very pleased but happy memories nonetheless....hmmm Singha beer!

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27 July 2011 at 08:57

Cold Chisel...would have been a great name for a heavy metal band! Or maybe, Angle Grinder?

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27 July 2011 at 09:06

Yeah you can imagine them at the band meeting...OK boys we want a name that's gonna make us ROCK!

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27 July 2011 at 09:15

I really hope there is a deep parallel meaning to the lyrics of this song, otherwise we are just singing about a breakfast! Either way, love the reggae backing. I seem to have an image of you wearing White trousers. Is it really that old?!

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27 July 2011 at 09:26

Yes it is that old and yes it is about a breakfast but it's good to have a nutritiously conscious band as it's the most important meal of the day.

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27 July 2011 at 10:42

Never heard this before,I like the blokes playing chess in the background - pure rock!

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27 July 2011 at 18:19

I had decided to hate this before I heard it as it had been built up to me but I'm pleased to admit I was wrong. It's just a great track

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