They're given a sealed envelope with a topic, no time to prepare and 5 minutes on the clock. This is Band-ter with Clairsy & Lisa.

Saturday, November 26

Band-ter Cold Chisel

Not only are they one of Australia’s first pub rock bands, they’re also one of the best-loved. Originally going by the name ‘Orange’, they finally settled on Cold Chisel in 1974. Their songs were raw observations of everyday life and distinctly Australian experiences, something often acknowledged as a major reason for the band's lack of international appeal. But it didn’t matter. They were ours.

They weren’t without their dramas, breaking up in 1983 before band members went solo, with wildly varying degrees of success. They reunited in 1997.

Their 1978 single, ‘Khe Sanh’ is listed at No. 8 of the all-time best Australian songs.

This week, Clairsy & Lisa band-ter over Cold Chisel

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