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Midnight Oil

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Midnight Oil: Red Sails In The Sunset (Columbia)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, June 1985

IN A SITUATION reminiscent of the celebrated "breath mint/candy mint" controversy, Australia's Midnight Oil is two bands in one. Listen once to Red Sails In ...

Working Week/The Untouchables/Midnight Oil/The Style Council: Glastonbury CND Festival, Somerset

Live Review by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 3 July 1985

MUD: IT'S what you get if 40,000 people tramp around a small farm for 48 hours in almost constant rain. A lot of mud. By ...

Midnight Oil: The Only Band That Really Matters

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, September 1985

THERE'S A TV commercial running on television stations in Sydney that explains a lot about modern-day Australia. The ad is for McDonald's, and seeks to ...

Midnight Oil Burns With Activist Fervor

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 6 October 1988

PETER GARRETT, outspoken singer of Midnight Oil, is on the phone, ticking off things the Australian rock 'n' roll group is not. ...

Midnight Oil: Blue Sky Mining

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1990

AS IF UNTOUCHED by the international success of their last album, Diesel And Dust ('87), and its attendant smash single 'Beds Are Burning', Blue Sky ...

Midnight Oil

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Peter Garrett, b. 1954, Sydney, Australia; Jim Moginie, b. Sydney; Martin Rotsey, b. Sydney; Dwayne Hillman, b. New Zealand; Rob Hirst, b. Sydney ...

Prehistoric Sounds: In Search of an Australian Rock'n'Roll

Overview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 28 December 2004

I'VE STARTED writing this story a hundred different ways and every time I think I might be getting somewhere I end up stumbling across some ...

"A bloody-minded bunch of bastards": Midnight Oil's The Over Flow Tank

Sleeve notes by Andrew Stafford, (Sony Legacy), May 2017

THE PLACE: 8 Ormiston Avenue, Gordon, a leafy suburb on Sydney's Upper North Shore. The year: sometime in 1972. A teenaged Robert George Hirst hauls ...


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