THE CHATS - SMOKO (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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I C A R U S : For once the YouTube recommendation algorithm didn't let me down...

satvik moj : WHERE CAN I COP THE DHL SHIRT

Jake Allen : it should have been in the top 300 Australian hits playlist

Duerst The Wuerst : Smowkow

TheITS : This is an Australian documentary.

The Very Good Boys : Will you guys cover thhe theme song from Malcom In The Middle please

Jake Allen : I'm also an Australian bassist, and I just learnt this song, it was easier than I thought.

TheDrFunkenstein : SMOKO WORLDWIDE BOYS. THANKS FOR STARTING THIS REVOLUTION

Keith Johnson : *And here we see the Australians in their natural habitat, engaging in what is known as "smoko".*

Soft Kore : MAKE THIS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

justin scott : Punks not dead, its on smoko

leadbelly. : My father went on a smoko when I was a kid, and I haven’t seen him in 20 years .

ph0bolus : that's a majestic ruby mullet.

CocoButteredNig : this song makes me want to eat water with a fork

Release The Hounds : This is my ramble .. From the earliest settlement of Australia prisoners were always looked down upon even after they served there time especially by the self righteous upper class. There has always been a differentiation from people who had lineage, family, story and song here and those who thought they were above it. A lot of high brows from cosmopolitan Sydney and many Australians have a limited emotional connection to the place they were born in. The original drovers, jackaroo’s and diggers created their own language and style of comedy which was a fusion dialogue made up of aboriginal words and tone mixed with cockney English / Irish cadence. There character was forged from growing up in a country were you were already an outcast so you may aswell make a joke out of it. By that same token back then and to this day Australians are extremely proud of who they are and recognise mateship wherever they can see it. This song is so popular because it references the classic cheeky side of Aussie mentality that even though im happy to break my back for this country I won’t lift a finger more than I have to for the establishment (a nod to the classic bludger). So much so that a life guard would let someone drown. Its hilarious because it’s the absolute last thing they would ever do. There is no parody of Australia here. These kids are real. It only gets awkward when people want to sell it off and make a product out of it. Then the journo’s and intellects scramble for which box to put it in and what kind of ribbon to tie around it. Instead of backing it and seeing a part of there heritage they condemn it because it feels more in keeping with who they are to just sledge it. These kids have more honesty in there music than thousands of hipster bands playing right now. It’s not a Tame Impala postcard for tourism but it’s music you should walk around the corner to hear, get to the pub, have a cold one and say G’day to someone you haven’t met before. 👍 🇦🇺

Nosh18 : want to hear this on my funeral, on repeat. thanks.

Mark Morehead : 1.3k people aren't on smoko and need to leave us alone

Bob Saget : Im on smoko so I listen to smoko

Bo Henderson : Punks not dead yet! Love from the USA, keep your thongs on.

David Hines : A hockey haircut in a country that doesn't play hockey.

SAUCEDVIBES : Australian Minor Threat haha

peter harvey : Feels like I'm at the Jump club in Collingwood in 1981, peaking on speed, love it

WorldMind : I just found this I need more!!

F N : The only time my suggested feed hasn't blown ass. Killer track lads - from the states.

Jay Bird : Why is this so good?!

mckayman : ah yes, the milk crate throne.

Munchie Gaming : So let me set the scene It's 2 in the afternoon and 34 degrees The Queensland harsh summer heat Had me sweating buckets up and down my street It was there I spotted the bloke Perched atop of his milk crate throne He eyed me off as I approached Then he said [Chorus] I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone [Verse 2] So it's Tuesday Morning and my Centrelink hasn't come through So I pick up the phone because I've got some abusing to do But all I get is elevator music Waiting on the line On hold all the time All I get is elevator music Waiting on the line 'Til I get a reply [Chorus] I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone [Bridge] "Argh, Ah what time is it? Is it Smoko?" [Chorus] I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone

Tom Marvan : Sausage roll with sauce = thumbs up

Kevin T : Love this song...along with Temperature. 15 years ago this would of have been a top hit on late night MTV/VH1... thanks for youtube and reddit. Thank god we can still keep real music alive.

Eric MLJ : I'm a 34 year old bloke from the U.S.A. I grew up with punk. I love it. I have since branched out in life. I have a beautiful wife who I love, but she loves me more. We have two little girls who are the absolute reason I get up in the morning. My best friend is my dog Lou, he is getting up in years, but damn he is my dude. I have the house, filled with things, my dream car (a bug eyed Subaru WRX) I got a job I love doing with most of the perks. I am happy. I make three girls happy. I make their 5 cats,3 ferrets (rip in peace lunchbox), 2 chinchillas, and a god damn Iguana happy. My wife doesn't mind if I want some time to myself. I have a "man cave" that is lock and key, no bitches allowed. No pretty princess shit, no ferrets (RIP lunchbox). She takes care of me, in a way only a real loving woman can take care of a man. Not just great sex, but all the ego boosts, all the extra effort, all the affection, interest, and pure love and desire a female can provide to a man. A lot of you fellows will know what I mean, and a lot of you girls will know that kind of devotion. She IS my world. I have these two girls. The first one was unexpected, the biggest surprise of my life. She changed me from a stupid skate punk beer swilling pot smoker into a I wish I could skate but insurance premiums are through the roof, beer swilling pot smoker. She is my rock. So much like her mother, and she will always be loved by me, as much as her mother is. My second was more planned. She is my baby, and will be given anything and everything I can offer her. She is a spitting image of me, a fucking doppleganger, and I am glad I know how to use a gun. Every boy she wants to bring home to me will be finding me cleaning my Mossberg 590 shotgun. Lou, my Dutch Shepherd doggo, is my nigga. I got him when he was 9 weeks, from a reputable breeder that makes super-soldier doggos for the FBI, NSA and local law enforcement. He listens to my every word. When I am not home and my ladies are, I know they are safe. We walk at least a mile every day. No leash, he is under my voice commands. He is my buddy boy, and I am his daddy. He was 11 months old when I met my wife. He turned 13 not long before I heard "Smoko" by The Chats. I would give up all these things. All the family love, the hot wife, the car. Just to go to Queensland, get fucked up off of Coopers Sparkling Ale and call The Chats a bunch of cunts at a live show. Unless they let dogs into shows down under. Then Lou can come with. Tons of respect boys, THIS IS PUNK.

Marco Habanero : now Holland is going Smoko thanks mates

HazmatSuitUp : This is the most australian thing I've ever seen and i live there

Minks Rule : WHY WASN'T THIS IN THE HOTTEST 100!? IT SHOULD'VE BEEN NUMBER 1!!!

Nuja Qt : 0:32 What is he eating?

Rob Fenton : This song is fucking fantastic. When I first saw this video I had no idea what it was about, but after rewatching it about 3 times due to recommended I LOVE it

1 3 : Brilliant!

sam : all i get is elavator music, waiting on line, on hold all the time!

Buh Geezus : i tried to pirate your music and couldnt so i bought it from your bandcamp for a very reasonable price, worth it m8s

Fluffie Pink fluffy unicorn : “I’m on smoko, SO LEAVE ME ALONE! “ I love this song. 😂

Martini Blank : Pure Australian Punk

Ryan Pennington : real music still exists. you just gotta find it

Nate Groves : Auugh What time is it? IS IT SMOKO?!

Paddy 71 : So let me set the scene It's 2 in the afternoon and 34 degrees The Queensland harsh summer heat Had me sweating buckets up and down my street It was there I spotted the bloke Perched atop of his milk crate throne He eyed me off as I approached Then he said I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone So it's Tuesday Morning and my Centrelink hasn't come through So I pick up the phone because I've got some abusing to do But all I get is elevator music Waiting on the line On hold all the time All I get is elevator music Waiting on the line 'Til I get a reply I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone "Argh, Ah what time is it? Is it Smoko?" I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone

Sean Thomas : This song has changed my life and from now on I'm on permanent Smoko so leave me alone.

Messy : I only saw this on Tuesday and it’s friday at 34 degrees and I have listened to this at least 39 times I’m smoko so leave me aaaalllloooneee

Gustav Elofsson : I almost didn't listen to this today.

David Walsh the chicago bear : Loved all of this

Nathan Reynolds : I called up triple m about 2 months ago and recommended this tune, now they love it haha

Jayden bryant : Playing a bass guitar with out an amp or any leads...... good one 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 oh and just to make it better playing with a pick on bass gutair??

wikichris : The part where he sings “all I get in elevator music waiting on the line” to the descending guitar notes is genuinely catchy.