Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV – Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes sits down with Zan to talk about the music that made him, taking him from a tough childhood, onto the biggest stages in Australia.
He comes to the show armed with 5 songs that he used to build “Jimmy Barnes”. “That’s what musicians do. You find your own voice through these influences”
The songs lead us through his early years, the wild days of Cold Chisel, and ultimately to self-realization and being comfortable in his own skin.
It is one hell of a journey; “I was going through it in an industry that wanted me to be wild, it wanted me to be crazy it wanted me to be reckless. It wanted me to be killing myself. The more I did it the more people liked me”
“I had to come off stage at some point and when I did, I had to face life.”
Jimmy opens up about aging and having a new understanding of what being a real man is. It’s a fascinating conversation about finding solace between the dark and the light, as an artist and as a human being.
If you grew up in Australia, it’s pretty much guaranteed at some point you’ve been on a dancefloor and sung Kha Sahn as the lights got turned on or found yourself belting out Flame Trees on a solo country drive. Jimmy Barnes is part of the fabric that binds us.
Production credit: Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer, Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer, Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP, Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit
ABOUT TAKE 5
Take 5 is Zan Rowe’s popular award-winning Double J radio segment and podcast turned critically acclaimed television series. Across six episodes, renowned figures in music and screen join Zan to delve into some of the most personal moments of their lives. They share five songs that have soundtracked their journey through life and invite us to think about our own.
For more Take 5 with Zan Rowe, stream S1 now on ABC iview and listen weekly to Double J on DAB+, the triple j app, or the ABC listen app.
Ep 1, Noel Gallagher: Tues 10 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 2, Natalie Imbruglia: Tues 17 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 3, Jimmy Barnes: Tues 24 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 4, Mark Coles Smith: Tuesday 31 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 5, G Flip: Tues 7 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 6, Lin-Manuel Miranda: Tues 14 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV and ABC iview – Tuesday 24 October, 2023 at 8pm
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Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV
Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer, Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer, Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP, Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit.