Misfits (Cold Chisel song)

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"Misfits"
Cold chisel misfits.jpg
Single by Cold Chisel
from the album Chisel
A-side "Misfits"
B-side "Mona and the Preacher" "Four Walls (live)"
Released 1991
Format CD, Cassingle
Recorded 1980
Genre Rock
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Don Walker
Producer(s) Mark Opitz
Cold Chisel singles chronology
"Flame Trees"
(1984)
"Misfits"
(1991)
""Hands Out of My Pocket"
(1994)

"Flame Trees"
(1984)
"Misfits"
(1991)
""Hands Out of My Pocket"
(1994)

"Misfits" was a 1991 single from Australian rock band Cold Chisel, issued to promote the compilation album Chisel. The single only reached number 61 in the national charts[1] and was later dropped from subsequent Chisel re-issue packages. The song was written by organist Don Walker and was recorded during the sessions for the 1980 album East. "Misfits" was originally used as the B-side for that album's third single "My Baby".

The song was intended for a Health Commission documentary on homeless youth that was never released, due to the film being too "tough". The producer, Pam Scott, had approached the band to write a song about homeless teenagers in Sydney's Western Suburbs.[2] The promotional video has footage of street kids and the band performing in a studio, shot by Peter Levy, who would later do the cover for "Circus Animals".[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. p. 72. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ Toby Creswell. "Petrolheads". www.coldchisel.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ Cold Chisel - Vision, DVD liner notes