Songs You May have Missed #148

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Cold Chisel: “Forever Now” (1982)

Perhaps Australian band Cold Chisel’s best bid for American chart success was this rifftastic little pop truffle written by drummer Steve Prestwich, whose songwriting credits for the band were few. Alas, while fellow Aussies Men at Work and Little River Band graced American radio in the early eighties, it wasn’t to be for Chisel. Shame, too, because “Forever Now” would sound great coming from the jukebox at the local as an oldie today, with nostalgic, half-lit forty-somethings belting out the chorus in unison.

Prestwich died in January 2011 after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor.

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