Barricades and Brickwalls (2002) – Kasey Chambers


Barricades and brickwalls
Won’t keep me from you
You can tie me down on a railroad track
You can let that freight train loose
Iron bars and big old cars
Won’t run me out of town
Well I’ll be damned if your not my man
Before the sun goes down

Barricades and Brickwalls is the title track of Kasey’s second album. It is the second song from this fantastic Australian country artist to feature in this music project and most likely the second I ever heard from her after her commercial radio protest song – (Am I) Not Pretty Enough. I mentioned in that post that the album Barricades and Brickwalls was one of favourite Australian albums. So good was this album that today’s title track song wasn’t even released as a single.

Wikipedia states: The album would end up going platinum in 2002, becoming the highest selling album by an Australian artist in that year, along with the highest selling single. Chambers, because of the success of this album, won “Best Country Artist,” “Best Female Artist,” and “Album of the Year” at the 2002 ARIA awards. In October 2010, the album was listed in the top 40 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

The origin of Barricades and Brickwalls (song): Kasey recalled in this concert at Ann Arbor Michigan (08.11.15) that her roadie and lifelong best friend Worm Werchon had come up with half of the song and asked her to help him finish the second half.  He said, ‘Then you are going to record it and put it on your next album.’ Kasey, Worm and her father (who is also her lead guitarist) sat down and finished it. And the album went onto go 7 times platinum. She said she may only be the only music artist in the whole world who owes her whole career to her roadie.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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6 comments on “Barricades and Brickwalls (2002) – Kasey Chambers
  1. Connie says:

    Una de las canciones de Kasey que más me gusta, su voz un poco peculiar pero y quién ha dicho que par cantar se necesita voz….que lo diga Bob.

  2. badfinger20 says:

    I listened to this song a few weeks ago when you posted about this artist. She sounds so much better than some of the more commercial artists that are coming out of Nashville now.
    I love the story about the roadie…

    • Cool story huh? If you search that performance on you tube you can listen to it in it’s entirety. She says some funny things. I think I have it linked there.
      The actual performance isn’t A1 as it used to be when I saw her live singing to big crowds. Or it could be the poor sound recording.

      • badfinger20 says:

        Yes that is a cool story. Many people shun roadies…it was nice to see. I really like her voice and her style.

  3. macalder02 says:

    I had not really heard this singer. And to be honest, nothing about Australian country music. The video sounds good.

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