Common questions

Why was the song Khe Sanh banned?

Why was the song Khe Sanh banned?

But there can be little doubt Khe Sanh set an inordinately high bar for the rest of Chisel’s life as a band – not least for Walker and Barnes. That the song was effectively banned for airplay upon release by the commonwealth censor because of its sex and drug references only enhanced its gritty pub rock cred.

Who wrote the song Khe Sanh?

Don Walker
Khe Sanh/Lyricists

What album is Khe Sanh from?

Cold Chisel
Khe Sanh/Album

When was Khe Sanh released?

Khe Sanh/Released

Why was Khe Sanh important?

Khe Sanh was just 8-10 miles from Laos, an extremely important part of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which made the Khe Sanh Combat Base an important outpost because it could disrupt the flow of NVA weapons, troops, and supplies into South Vietnam.

Did Australia fight in Khe Sanh?

The most intense fighting around Khe Sanh took place in early 1968, although the Viet Cong attacks were designed to distract American forces just prior to the Tet offensive. Unlike what is implied in the song, no Australian forces were stationed in or fought at Khe Sanh.

What happened in Khe Sanh?

The Battle of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968, when forces from the People’s Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) carried out a massive artillery bombardment on the U.S. Marine garrison at Khe Sanh, located in South Vietnam near the border with Laos.

What happens at the Khe Sanh?

The siege of Khe Sanh was broken by ground forces on 6 April. Americans destroyed the base complex of Khe Sanh and withdrew from the battle area in July 1968 (re-established in 1971). North Vietnamese Army gained control of the Khe Sanh region after the American withdrawal.

What was the bloodiest Battle in Vietnam?

The Battle of Hue
52 years ago, the bloodiest battle of Vietnam ended, and it changed forever how Americans felt about the war. The Battle of Hue began early on January 31, 1968 and lasted until the first days of March, when US troops retook the city.

Who is the singer of the song Khe Sanh?

Written by pianist Don Walker, “Khe Sanh” concerns an Australian Vietnam veteran dealing with his return to civilian life. According to Toby Creswell’s liner notes for the band’s 1991 compilation album Chisel, the song is also a story of restless youth. The mood of the song is typified by its first verse:

When did Cold Chisel release Khe Sanh?

Chisel were ensconced as the kings of Australian late-70s pub rock by the time Walker penned Khe Sanh in a King’s Cross cafe. And this song lacks none of the band’s characteristic (let’s face it, Jimmy) machismo and energy.

When did Khe Sanh come out in Australia?

At the start of the Live at the Wireless album, Barnes thanks Double Jay for being the only station that played the song. In 2001, members of APRA, the Australasian music industry’s peak body, put “Khe Sanh” at number eight in a poll of the all-time best Australian songs.

What does Khe Sanh mean in born in the USA?

Khe Sanh has also been mentioned in another frequently-misinterpreted song. Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit “Born in the USA” includes the sentence: “Had a brother at Khe Sanh”. Springsteen pronounces it to rhyme with “barn” rather than with “man”, as the Cold Chisel version does.