At last we are back into the good songs from Circus Animals. This song speaks about the Australian love of gambling and at the time it seemed really exotic. Gaming wasn't really a thing in terms of gambling and so speaking about Blackjack and Baccarat made it seem really cool yet it's still carried the same grunge of urban Sydney.
About the Festival of Circus Animals
I was 15 years old when the "Circus Animals" album came out, but I only really started paying attention to it had about 18 as I entered the workforce. It was the fourth of about five studio (original) albums. It wasn't the only musical influence on my early adult life, but I did grow up and start working around the same sort of places as Jimmy Barnes. As an 18 year old angry young man (aren't we all in some way?) this music was talking my language.