The first single of my first band The Warner Brothers back in 1992 was a song written by our guitar player, James Stewart. In the song, ‘Stuck in Melbourne’, the protagonist breaks down on ‘a hill north of KalKallo’ – a byway that used to be the first petrol stop out of town.
In the song the guy swears that the historical figure depicted on the $5 note, Caroline Chisolm, is frowning at him.
Today, Kalkallo is a suburb of Melbourne…and the bleedin’ queen has replaced Caroline Chisolm on the 5 dollar note. Both changes for the worse…
Guitar & BVs – Nathan Farrelly; guitar and vocal – Dan Warner