"Star Hotel" as written by and Donald Walker....
All last night we were learning
Drank our cheques by the bar
Somewhere bridges were burning
As the walls came down at the Star
Squad cars fanned the insanity
News teams fought through the crowd
Spent last night under custody
And the sun found me on the road

At the Star Hotel
At the Star Hotel
They better listen 'cause we're ringin' a bell
Ain't no deals, we got nothing to sell
Just a taste of things to come at the Star Hotel

(Here lies a local culture
Most nights were good, some were bad
Between school and a shifting future
It was most of all we had)
Those in charge are getting crazier
Job queues grow through the land
An uncontrolled Youth in Asia
Gonna make those fools understand

Lyrics submitted by Regos the Sane

"Star Hotel" as written by Donald Hugh Walker Donald Walker

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    General CommentThis was taken from another website, but greatly sums up what this song was written about:

    "Star Hotel" (1980) captures the mood and events of September 19, 1979, when, in the working-class steel-town of Newcastle, police came to close down the city's main pub-rock venue, The Star Hotel. The police found themselves confronted by an angry crowd spoiling for a fight. Police cars were overturned and set alight in the course of a civil disturbance that echoed convict rebellions of two centuries earlier. The hotel was finally closed down, but the punters had made their point - and Chisel weren't going to let the police forget it.
    iloverock18on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCold chisel sung about the riot but weren't there.
    Bretto69on October 13, 2011   Link

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