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Old 08-21-2005, 04:30 PM   #16
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Eeek! I forgot the mp3's. :ashamed:

To make up for it I will try to rip some video off my DVD as well.

Tonight...
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Here's my favorite Oil live memory. Lila says you would like to hear it. Beds are Burning had just been released as the single for that album. We got the single in at the record store and it had a song on the B side called Hercules. Became an immediate favorite of mine and was not included on the LP(Of course you know this). They toured here eventually, we had pretty good seats and they opened with King of the mountain. Another great show later they come out for the encore, Peter says something, probably political of course, and then I hear the opening notes of Hercules. I could'nt believe it. When they get to the middle sorta instrumental break, Peter climbs up the scaffolding that I think was part of their stage set, and gets high enough when I start thinking that he isn't gonna have time to get down for the part where he comes back in. The other guys are singing"This is something I will remember" while looking over their shoulders to see what the hell Peter was doing. Probably wondering what they were gonna do, because it was obvious to them (and me and probably a few others) that someone is gonna sing his part. Suddenly from about 10-15 feet up he takes a dive for the floor, lands in a heap, sommersaults I believe, gets hold of a mike and in almost perfect timing "Why wait for the planes to come, when everybodys got you on the run.............. Awesome At least that's the way I remember it, I could be wrong. Legal protection
Thats so wicked! I can only imagine what they were like in their hay-day... I only saw them this year... still the most insane set of music I've ever seen.

Pete is the epitome of all front men. Charasmatic, unique voice, passionate, well-spoken, entertaining, 100% engaging... & damn can he dance.

Thanks so much for sharing.
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My favourite Oils moment is the concert at Goat Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, a gig they did for radio station JJ sometime around 85, methinks. They showed it in full on the programme Rock Arena.
Oils on the Water is my favourite live album hands down (outside of Finnage). That gig is awesome in so many ways, particularly the interaction with the audience, who are a perfect representation of mid-80's society.

During Stand In Line at the end there is the most hillarious dance with Pete & some guy with glasses from the crowd... the first time I saw it my eyes were watering!
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I know a few of their songs...yeah, they're not bad . First introduction to them was through "Beds Are Burning"-my dad played that song every so often whenever we'd be listening to music .

I heard "Forgotten Years"...last night or the other night, one of the two, and it sounded particularly good right then .

Australia had a nice little run of bands in the 80s, didn't they? .

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Australia had a nice little run of bands in the 80s, didn't they? .
Midnight Oil...
Hunters & Collectors....

Thats all I can think of
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INXS? or was that New Zealand? I get the two confused, you know us Americans



oh, and I believe hubby saw Hunters & Collectors as well
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INXS were Australian, yes.
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You have just payed INXS the ultimate compliment.

I love the degrees of seperation in 1980's antipodean music... i.e

Mark Seymour songwriter for Hunters & Collectors, brother of Nick Seymour bassist for Crowded House with Paul Hester who was the drummer in Split Enz with Tim Finn wrote in Split Enz with Phil Judd lead singer for The Swingers whose bassist was Bones Hillman better known for his exploits in Midnight Oil with Jim Moginie who co-wrote half the tracks on Neil Finn's first solo album.
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What's the matter with you, poor boy. I don't know but that's a hard act to follow. I think I see red! Maybe I should go back to counting out time or something else, maybe writing a message to my girl





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This is a Midnight Oil thread Lila.... you've got to come up with one for them.
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dammit, my head hurts! Sometimes that's the cause of my short memory. This thread is for only the strong. Then I can read about it later along with the forgotten years. By the way, are the US Forces the King of the Mountain, or is that Hercules, the one whose bed is burning or is he the one with the dead heart? Oh well, back to my dreamworld...


















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I don't wanna be the one who doesn't read that post.
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surf's tonite
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Great band. I hope he's happy with his career change.
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