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Khe Sanh November 27, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 1:52 am

When I was 14 I didn't have a clue what Khe Sanh was, where it was or what the hell happened there. All I knew was that Jimmy Barnes was rockin' and Cold Chisel were, as they say "the shit". We were just ignorant school girls who sang it loud without a clue that it was about vietnam war veterans. We didn't even learn anything about the vietnam war at school. So they were ahead of their time. A bit like Redgum with I was Only 19. And you know what. Khe Sanh is still one of the songs I can listen to every time on the Ipod without fast forwarding through it. Now Jimmy's had to give up the bottle of vodka on stage and had recent heart surgery. But he's still rockin'

stories from khe sanh 

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3 Responses to “Khe Sanh”

  1. Ninja Says:

    Too right. Songs like Khe Sanh and Only 19 are important in raising awareness among the younger folks (sometimes the older ones, too) about the key events in our history. They certainly did for me. The Oil's Blue Sky Mining and Goanna's Solid Ground are also other seminal tunes about us.

  2. cat Says:

    Too many things to be made aware of. I watched a show on thursday about an australian guy over in Laos trying to dispose of the unexploded bombs laying around from the vietnam war. He's training the locals to remove them safely. I said to daz – how come we've never heard of this guy, why isn't he australian of the year or something. Kids over there picking up bombs to sell for scrap metal – they get about 10 cents. There's some really messed up places out there no one's even heard about.

  3. Ninja Says:

    You're not wrong. But then, you and I know that Aussies have this self-effacing quality about them. They do these things quietly and we'd probably cop a sailor's mouthful or a blood nose if we tried to put them on-camera or something!

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