The Barking Spiders Live: 1983

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The Barking Spiders Live: 1983
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Live album by Cold Chisel
Released 1984
Recorded 25 October, 12 - 15 December 1983
Genre Rock
Label WEA
Producer Mark Opitz
Cold Chisel chronology
Twentieth Century
(1984)Twentieth Century1984
The Barking Spiders Live: 1983
Radio Songs: A Best of Cold Chisel
(1985)Radio Songs: A Best of Cold Chisel1985

The Barking Spiders Live: 1983 is a live album by Australian rock band Cold Chisel. It was recorded during the final performances of their Last Stand tour in 1983, at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The name of the album derives from a name the band used occasionally when playing warm-up shows before tours. Don Walker states a "barking spider" is "Scottish slang for a fart."[1]

The album spent 20 weeks in the Australian charts, peaking at number 14.[2]


Reviewed in the Canberra Times at the time of release, the album was described as, "a great reminder of the band's power and talent, particularly in concert, and a crucial purchase for all Chisel fans."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Don Walker except where indicated

Side one

  1. "Merry-Go-Round"
  2. "You Got Nothing I Want" (Jimmy Barnes)
  3. "No Sense" (Barnes)
  4. "Hold Me Tight"
  5. "Tomorrow"
  6. "Forever Now" (Steve Prestwich)

Side two

  1. "Standing on the Outside"
  2. "Bow River" (Ian Moss)
  3. "It's Only Make Believe" (Jack Nance, Conway Twitty)
  4. "Twentieth Century"
  5. "Taipan"
  6. "Georgia" (Stuart Gorrell, Hoagy Carmichael)



  1. ^ Myf Warhurst. "Don Walker on why in music, 'you can always learn something'". ABC.
  2. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. p. 72. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ Neil Lade (7 January 1985). "Well Chiselled... Thin Enz". Canberra Times. Retrieved 24 March 2014.