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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2009, 11:51:36 PM »
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OMG, i saw them in Boston before they broke up. One of the best concerts ever. I put them and U2 up there as the most passionate, awesome live and a social consciousness...
Whenever I put on their best of CD I am transported.  When The Power and The Passion song came out I thought it was great, but it took me years to get around to buying anything by them. I regret that.

U2 don't come anywhere near the level of social consciousness that Midnight Oil did. They are not even comparable on this...in my opinion.
i agree with you on that all Oil songs are political and about aboriginal land rights about USA greed and war etc....

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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009, 12:46:34 PM »
U2 paints their social consciousness with much broader strokes than, let's say, Midnight Oil or Rage Against the Machine, who are very specific in their causes.

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2009, 01:55:18 PM »
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OMG, i saw them in Boston before they broke up. One of the best concerts ever. I put them and U2 up there as the most passionate, awesome live and a social consciousness...
Whenever I put on their best of CD I am transported.  When The Power and The Passion song came out I thought it was great, but it took me years to get around to buying anything by them. I regret that.

U2 don't come anywhere near the level of social consciousness that Midnight Oil did. They are not even comparable on this...in my opinion.

no rock band ever did. Only Public Enemy came close.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2009, 03:23:06 AM »
Midnight Oil is what U2 would be if they took the "political route" in their music.

Beds are Burning is a superb song only if you listen to that one song. Overall, Diesel and Dust is at my top 20 albums.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 04:53:51 PM »
I saw them 2 months before this was filmed; the intensity was scary:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: Midnight Oil appreciation thread
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2012, 01:46:00 AM »
Sadly, seeing what Garrett has become it's hard to listen to some of his past lyrics.

But an incredible live band and one of the finest this country has produced.

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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2012, 04:57:42 AM »
The first concert I ever saw was a Midnight Oil show on the Blue Sky Mining Tour and it still ranks as one of the best I've ever seen.  Once or twice a year I rediscover Midnight Oil and dig deeper into the albums.  I'm in that place now with Earth And Sun And Moon getting quite a few plays.

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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »
I was talking to one of my professors the other day and he recommended I pick up Diesel and Dust. I was at my favorite record store today and came across it. BAM it's been spinning nonstop since about 1:00 today. It is awesome!



What other albums are good by Midnight Oil??

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Re: Midnight Oil appreciation thread
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2012, 01:44:52 PM »
Have a crack at Blue sky mining...

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Re: Midnight Oil appreciation thread
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 01:53:11 PM »
Everything from Place Without a Postcard through Earth and Sun and Moon is downright essential.

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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 09:21:06 PM »
thanks guys, I'll have a listen to them

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 09:45:05 PM »
The Dead Heart still amazes me to this day.   I can put that on my MP3 player and everything else stops.   I remember the first time I heard Artic World.  I must have played it 10 times in a row.    Likewise with Mountains of Burma from BSM.   Stunning stuff.

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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2013, 06:19:51 AM »
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I saw them 2 months before this was filmed; the intensity was scary:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Seriously, wow, lucky you....beds are burning is just one of those songs that will never die.

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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2013, 08:48:13 AM »
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Re: Midnight Oil appreciation thread
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2013, 08:33:00 PM »
I only have D&D, Blue Sky Mining, and Earth & Sun & Moon, but these guys were a formative band in my youth.  I finally got to see them in Chicago shortly before they called it quits.  I would gladly see them again if they ever reformed.  Blue Sky Mining is their best, imo.  One of my first CDs, and still just stunning melodically.