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Old 05-04-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Midnight Oil

I'd imagine there are some Oils fans on here, especially amongst the Aussies and Kiwis.

I just found some great Oils videos on YouTube.

I started to love this band when I lived in Melbourne in the mid 80s (age 9 to 11) but news of them in the US is hard to come by, especially as they're no longer officially together.

Bono speaking on the great Aussie band:

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Midnight Oil -- my first concert ever.
It was dubbed Planet Party and Matthew Sweet, They Might Be Giants, Houthouse Flowers and someone else came. Good times.

Their last album was pretty good. It's name is escaping me at the moment.
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Hey was that in 1994? I saw that same tour in St. Louis, haha, called PointFest after a local radio station there.

The only time I saw them live- incredible show!

Last album: Capricornia- I've never heard the whole thing as it's never in local music stores when I think to look. May have to order it online sometime.
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I love them. My favorite song of theirs is "One Country."
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great song! ;-)
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They've done some pretty good stuff, especially the 10 to 1 album and one of my favourite Aussie songs ever, Forgotten Years.
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Hey was that in 1994? I saw that same tour in St. Louis, haha, called PointFest after a local radio station there.

The only time I saw them live- incredible show!

Last album: Capricornia- I've never heard the whole thing as it's never in local music stores when I think to look. May have to order it online sometime.
Yes. Capricornia. Great, great album. "Too Much Sunshine" kicks ass.
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My favorite band ever.

I got to see them front row at their last ever U.S. concert in 2002, and got to meet them afterwards.

They put on such an intense live show!

I'm still mad they hung it up, and yes, Capricornia is a great album
but I enjoy their entire catalogue of music.
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A great band.
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I love them. My favorite song of theirs is "One Country."


I love 'Blue Sky Mining' and 'Diesel & Dust'. Got to see them live about 3-4 times, the last two being a month after 9/11 at the House Of Blues in Hollywood (holds about 1000). Then they came back in March of 2002 to the same venue. Again, They were an incredible band live So much power and passion (pardon the pun, but it's true). I was so sad when Peter decided to leave the band. And Bono's speech last year when the Oils were inducted into the Aussie Hall of Fame (don't know the exact name). I wish they had performed.

As for fave songs, I was pondering this earlier in the week. One Country comes to mind, as do: Dead Heart, King Of The Mountain, Dreamworld, Sometimes, Forgotten Years,...

I would think that many U2 fans would like them if they have not heard them. There are definite similarities.
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Dead Heart
Truganini
Dreamworld
Now or Never Land

are a few of my favorites
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That's the Honourable Member for Kingsford, Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Heritage....
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He can still kiss my arse! I know politics is a see-saw business, but he is helping fuck this country sideways!
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As long as he is still dancing the Peter Garrett dance while he's doing it....

(yeah like that)
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