Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Night

The Scottish band, Bay City Rollers' 1976 hit song Saturday Night may be more popular as far as radio play goes.

But, for me, it's the Aussie band, Cold Chisel's 1984 song, Saturday Night that deserves more airtime.

As the well-written description of the Cold Chisel song goes-

"Saturday Night" was a 1984 single from Australian rock band Cold Chisel, the second released from the album Twentieth Century and the first to be issued after the band's official break-up. The song is a picture of late-night city life written by organist Don Walker based on his observations of Sydney's Kings Cross district. The track features ambient noise recorded in Darlinghurst Road, including the sound of motorbikes, strip club spruikers and crowds of drunks. The vocals are shared between Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes.

It's a great song about Saturday night. It resonates with gritty big city ambience late into the night when the stragglers and nocturnal life-forms crawl around and thrash about. Those of you in KL, JB and Georgetown may understand what I mean.

I like it. 

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