**** Eine beeindruckende Uptempo-Nummer, benannt nach einem Kriegsschauplatz im Vietnamkrieg. Die Singleauskoppelung vom Mai 78 aus ihrer Debüt-LP erreichte in den australischen Charts zwar nur # 48, wurde aber im Lauf der Zeit einer der absolut bekanntesten und beliebtesten Songs in Australien. Last edited: 23/11/2008 17:01
****** Musikalisch irgendwo zwischen den Arenafüllern Springsteen und Elton John, greifen die Australier hier textlich das Thema der traumatisierten Vietnamkriegs-Überlebenden auf. Schockierend direkte, unbeschönigte Worte treffen auf flotten, beinahe fröhlichen Sound. Trotzdem - oder vielleicht auch gerade deswegen - ein Meisterwerk.
***** On the surface it's rather odd to think that this song was never a big chart hit. Granted that was also majorly to do with radio banning it, as it did rather well in the South Australian state charts (iirc). Nonetheless, the song's ubiquity makes it seem like such a shock, but I imagine when this first came around, it wasn't overly instant, because it's actually a rather odd song. The main thing that's off about this, the big chorus everyone immediately thinks of with this song does not arrive until just before the 3 minute mark! Good tempo and mix of instruments. For a classic rock staple, it's aged surprisingly well. 4.7 Last edited: 02/09/2014 20:26
***** Classic song from this band who come from Elizabeth (I think) and whom my dad was good friends with, I guess, 'back in the day'. :P It's hard to believe such a well known Australian song only made it to #41!
****** An iconic, classic Australian song which is one of my all time favorites. I wasn't even born when this song came out and it is a song that is impossible not to sing along to. Great to see it chart. But alas it was due to the death of Steve Prestwich their drummer :( RIP Steve.
*** So yet another radio poll puts this at #1. What were the events that have provided the momentum for the adoration of this track? It is probably hard to pinpoint. As one of their earlier releases, was the catalyst due to this being saved (countless times) to be the final played song at their many gigs? And the euphoric wave swept from there? Either way, this is right down the middle for me, so I'll rate this at 3.5*